Glossary


Batiste: a fine soft sheer fabric of plain weave

Broadcloth: a fabric usually of cotton made in plain and rib weaves with soft semigloss finish, can be used for garments or as lining for garments

Chambray: a lightweight clothing fabric with colored warp and white filling yarns

Corduroy: a durable usually cotton pile fabric with vertical ribs or wales, comes in 21 wale which is a fine wale and wide wale

Gingham: a clothing fabric usually of yarn-dyed cotton in plain weave, can be used for garments or as lining for garments

Linen: a light weight fabric with slight weave, having some texture

Pique: a durable ribbed clothing fabric of cotton

Seersucker: a light fabric of linen, cotton, or rayon usually striped and slightly puckered
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