Here are the terms for various collars, neck lines and neck treatments.
*Besom pockets
A pocket sewn inside the garment, accessed via welted slit-type opening.
Broad welt side pocket
Angled pocket; the outer edge of the opening has a wide welt.
Camp pockets
Pockets that are sewn to the outside of the garment. They are usually squared off and characterized by seaming.
Large pocket usually with a flap and a pleat
Flap pocket
Pocket whose opening is covered by a piece of fabric hanging from the top of it.
Gusset pocket
Patch pocket made fuller by an expandable bottom and sides or by an inverted or round pleat in the middle of the pocket.
Hand-warmer pouch
Patch pocket on the front of a garment; it opens vertically on one or both sides to protect the hands against cold.
*Hip pockets
Sewn on the front of the garment at hip height
Inset pocket
Pocket whose opening contains a decorative seam, giving the garment a distinctive line.
*Kangaroo pocket
Formed by sewing a piece of cloth over the garment with access on either end; used in sports clothes & outdoor jackets
Patch pockets
Pockets attached to the outside of the garment.
Seam pocket
Pocket where the opening is in a side seam of the garment.
Pocket that has a folded strip of material sewn into the front portion of the pocket. The welt extends upward from the seam.
Batwing sleeve (see Dolman)
Sleeve with a large armhole that extends almost to the waist; it narrows gradually toward the wrist.
Bishop sleeve
Long sleeve that puffs out because of pleats sewn at the bottom and sometimes at the armhole; it is edged with a narrow strip of fabric or elastic.
Commonly used in the 1950's
*Butterfly sleeve
Wide flared long sleeve, which sometimes connects at the back
Capelet sleeve
Falls several inches below elbow in soft flare
Cap sleeve
Small sleeve fitting tightly over the shoulder to fall straight or flare over the upper arm.
Cuff link
Usually metal stud, single or paired with another, for fastening the edges of cuffs.
*Dolman sleeve
Cut as an extension of the bodice, this sleeve is designed without a socket for the shoulder, creating a deep armhole that reaches from the waist to a fitted, narrowed
wrist. This look is very reminiscent of the glamour eras of the 1930s and ’40s. It is also called a batwing sleeve.
Epaulet sleeve
Sleeve extending to the neck by a strip that covers the shoulder.
French Cuff (see bottom of page)
Tight part of a shirt or blouse sleeve made of a wide strip of fabric, which is folded back and fastened edge to edge with cuff links.
*Juliet sleeve
Featuring a puff shoulder & often narrows to a fitted point.
Rectangle sleeve, which may be cut in piece with whole garment
Leg-of-mutton / Gigot sleeve
Sleeve that is narrow from the wrist to the elbow and widens from the elbow to the shoulder, where it is gathered.
Pagoda sleeve
Sleeve flaring from the elbow to the wrist.
Pointed tab end
Narrow strip of fabric ending in a point and adorning the sleeve slit.
Puff sleeve
Very short sleeve that puffs out because of pleats sewn at the armhole and the bottom of the sleeve; it is edged with a narrow strip of fabric or elastic.
Raglan sleeve
Sleeve extending over the shoulder and attached front and back with a slanted seam running from under the armhole to the neck.
Shirt sleeve
Moderately full sleeve with a French cuff; it is slightly pleated at the bottom and is often embellished with a pointed tab end.
Tailored sleeve
Long sleeve made of two pieces that are cut to follow the shape of a bent arm.
Three-quarter sleeve
Sleeve that partially covers the forearm just below the elbow.
*Tulip/petal sleeve
Shorter sleeve, crisscrossing over shoulders & biceps; common in the 1970's