Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Charts and Graphs.

Fashion has a terminology and language of its own. And although I have been working in Fashion for a solid 5 years now, I still stumble at times when its time to differentiate between a Pointed Flat collar, vs. a Convertible collar. A Cuff vs. a French Cuff.

I recently run into these fun little charts that may not show all the varieties in the world, but show a great example of different collar, sleeve, jacket, dress, and neckline styles. It's worth taking a gander at these charts even if you do not work in fashion. Pick up some new fashion terminology and impress your friends next time you find yourselves vintage clothes shopping by being able to distinguish a "Leg-o-Mutton" sleeve. Look at you, you look smarter already!

Collars, collars of all different shapes and sizes! This is like porno to me! I'm a sucker for collars.
I must find a Cutaway jacket for my wardrobe

Some of my personal favorite dress styles are featured in this chart; A-Line. Tent, Empire, Drop-Waist. All I need is the Mirco Mini to be added to the chart and it would be complete for me! 
I need more Puff Sleeves in my life.

Sorry this picture came out a little crooked. Just tilt your head at approx a 15 degree angle to your right and problem solved!

And since we are on the topic of Charts and Graphs, here is Grandaddy with a very appropriate song to todays topic: Chartsengrafs



  1. Where did you find these?!

    1. They are fromt the Vogue Sewing Book from 1982. I am on vacation right now and I was looking up necklines for a dress I'm working on in my head and I recognized the images right away. It's a wonderful resource! I would highly recommend it as a reference to anyone who sews.


  2. Thanks Bonnie for sharing your resource! And thank you for stumbling upon the blog :)

  3. Thanks for posting these charts! Very helpful :)

  4. Thanks for this very useful chart. I have pinned this page to one of my pinterest boards: http://pinterest.com/pin/112449321918467046/ and refer back frequently!