+ Gather: an area where fabric is folded or bunched together.
+ Princess Seam: shaped seams that run down the front side of a dresses or shirt to fit a garment closely. Use them in place of darts.
+ Gore: One of the panels, usually tapering or shaped, making up a garment, as a skirt.
+ Godet: A long, narrow triangular cloth piece of fabric; usually seen on a skirt along the hem.
+ Ruffle: Trimming made from gathering a strip of fabric
+ Fitted bodice: 2 front darts & 2 back darts.
+ Bodice: A garment that covers the body from waist up.
+ Knit bodice: Darts are eliminated because the fabric is a stretch knit.
+ Shirt: Loosely fitted, can have a drop shoulder, imitative of men’s shirt. Components include tailored collar, front placket & cuff sleeves
+ Novelty Top: A variety of components put together.
+ Sleeves: There are two types. 1. Set-in sleeves 2. Sleeves cut in one with bodice.
+ Sleeve Lengths
+ Cuff & Sleeve finishes: Many varieties of sleeve and cuff endings are possible.
+ Necklines: The edge of garment which surrounds the neck and shoulders. Can be round, jewel or V neck.
+ Collars: Type of neckline with an added piece of fabric that surrounds the neck & is attached to the neckline.
+ Placket: Front opening of a garment which allows the body to enter. Men's = left over right. Women's = right over left. Buttons are placed at evenly spaced intervals of the garment at pressure points (bust,waist)