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1 Clothing Care and What Not to Wear Nan Ducote NanooNan, Inc.

2 2 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Note to Teachers Thanks for attending the seminar! I hope you found it helpful. This presentation is Copyright © NanooNan, Inc. by Nan Ducote For inquiries, please contact

3 3 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Clothing Care Reading and understanding labels Cleaning garments Ironing garments Basic sewing to care for garments Project module

4 4 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Ohio 4H Study Table 1 Frequency of Teen Clothing Care Activities Clothing Care ActivitiesFrequency NeverSometimeMost of Time Hang Up/Put Away After Wear 10%34%56% Put Away Clean Clothes2%18%80% Repair Own Clothes29%44%27% Machine Wash Own Clothes6%39%45% Hand Wash Own Clothes34%42%24% Iron Own Clothing31%34%35% Repair Family Clothing70%26%4% Wash Family Clothing31%44%25% Iron Family Clothing58%31%11% Adult Reminders Needed33%41%26% n=158 Source: Journal of Extension, October 1997, Vol. 35, No october/rb2.html 97october/rb2.html

5 5 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Ohio 4H Study Table 2 Who Repairs Adolescents' Clothing Clothing RepairWho Repairs TeenParentOtherDon't Repair Replace Buttons 51.3%42.4%2.5%3.8% Repair Hems19.2%64.7% % Repair Seams19.6%61.4%12.7%6.3% Patch Holes17.8%58.0%7.6%16.6% n=158 Source: Journal of Extension, October 1997, Vol. 35, No october/rb2.html 97october/rb2.html

6 6 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Fabric Care Symbols Source: /laundry/fabricsymbols.cfm /laundry/fabricsymbols.cfm

7 7 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Know the Language Source: /laundry/fabricsymbols.cfm /laundry/fabricsymbols.cfm

8 8 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Keeping it Clean Dry cleaning vs. washing Sorting laundry Load sizes Water temperatures Detergent choices and amount Drying options

9 9 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Ironing Matching fabric to heat level To steam or not to steam How to iron a dress shirt How to iron pants Hanging vs. folding

10 10 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Basic Sewing to Maintain Garments Straight stitch Hem stitch Whip stitch Button

11 11 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Clothing Care Teaching Module Students bring their three favorite pieces of clothing to class. The goal is to learn about the cleaning and care of garments Analyze the garments to determine what they believe is the best way to clean the garment Are there any areas to be mended? How would they wash the items? How would they iron them? What can they do to prolong the life of clothing?

12 12 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote What Not to Wear Figure types GQ for the guys Accessories Interpreting trends More rules – Dress codes How to shop on a budget / How to analyze price Body image Project module

13 13 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote What’s Your Shape? /Trinny-Susannah-reveal-12- womens-body-types--you.html

14 14 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote What’s Your Shape? /Trinny-Susannah-reveal-12- womens-body-types--you.html

15 15 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Apple Enhance cleavage with fitted jackets Skirts – side fastening & flat fronted to avoid bulk Wide legged denim trousers balance you out

16 16 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Hourglass Think Marilyn Monroe! Don’t try to hide your body Wear fitted clothes that skim your curves and stretch the torso V neck sweaters and pencil skirts look great on you! Avoid stilettos, choose rounded or peep toes

17 17 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Skittle Vertical patterns on the bottom slim thighs Broad lapels on coats draw eye to shoulders and show shapely torso High chunky heels elongate the legs

18 18 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Vase Wide scooped necklines balance your chest with the rest of the body Curvy shoes for curvy girls! Single button jackets focus on your narrowest area Sharp, tight tailoring

19 19 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Cornet Draping dresses create curves Skinny jeans play up slinky hips Delicate heels highlight slim calves and shapely ankles!

20 20 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Lollipop Pay special attention to posture Shoes should have slim heels to reflect slim hips Gathers at waist can direct eyes in that direction Bell bottom trousers balance out heavier top

21 21 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Column Gathers & pleats on a shirt break up the column Choose well-balanced shoes Feminine chiffon dresses soften the shape

22 22 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Bell Keep your look feminine Create broad shoulders with a funnel neck coat Thigh-skimming caftans make great swimsuit coverups Cone heels balance out your bottom half

23 23 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Goblet Focus on your fabulous legs! Deep wide v-necks divides the area of chest Choose skirts that are fitted at the top and flared at the hem

24 24 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Cello Wide v-necks give best shape for chest Sewn down pleats on upper part of skirt minimize tummy and rear Choose shoes that support your upper leg and flatter your ankles

25 25 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Pear Delicate and strappy tops flatter Focus on upper half Avoid side pockets Choose flat-front trousers Straight boots cover heavy calves Belts focus on your trim waist

26 26 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Brick Think feminine! Detailed necklines draw the eye upward Asymmetric pleats lift the bottom Build in curves with shaped garments Rounded toes on shoes

27 27 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote GQ for the Gentlemen Ties – should end around the center of the belt buckle Dress shirts should have “2 finger” space in the collar –measure neck below adam’s apple Sleeves should reach 1” past wrist bone – measure from center back of collar to wrist bone + 1” Shirt shoulders should extend to edge of shoulders Wear pants at the waist Pants should break on top part of foot The Key to Looking Good

28 28 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote The Right Accessories Shoes Purse Jewelry

29 29 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Trend Effects Music Streets Economy War Environment

30 30 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Trend Spotting Locally Fashion magazines Blogs Films & television Key internet runway shows Up and coming stores

31 31 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Dress Codes Dress to fit the occasion Wear comfortable clothes and shoes to feel your best Think outstanding, not standing out Work School Out on the town

32 32 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote How to Shop Make a list, then leave it at home! Shop at the end of a season for basics for the next year Buy trendy items at cheaper stores Don’t buy an item just because it’s on sale!

33 33 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Body Image Self esteem Positive image Healthy direction Pay special attention to posture Encouragement!

34 34 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote What to Wear Teaching Module Goal: Choose clothes that look great, wear well, and fit properly for body type Discern your three best features and discuss how you would highlight those Analyze three pieces of favorite clothing for fit, wearability and flattery. Create a case for each piece – where to wear it, with what, when Put together ideal outfit according to body type Make a list of trends that would and would not look good on you

35 35 © 2008 NanooNan, Inc. Nan Ducote Thank You! Nan Ducote NanooNan, Inc. Download copies of this presentation at


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