|Here are the terms for various collars, neck lines and neck treatments.
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.
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
Pocket whose opening is covered by a piece of fabric hanging from the top of it.
Patch pocket made fuller by an expandable bottom and sides or by an inverted or round pleat in the middle of the pocket.
Patch pocket on the front of a garment; it opens vertically on one or both sides to protect the hands against cold.
Sewn on the front of the garment at hip height
Pocket whose opening contains a decorative seam, giving the garment a distinctive line.
Formed by sewing a piece of cloth over the garment with access on either end; used in sports clothes & outdoor jackets
Pockets attached to the outside of the garment.
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.
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
Wide flared long sleeve, which sometimes connects at the back
Falls several inches below elbow in soft flare
Small sleeve fitting tightly over the shoulder to fall straight or flare over the upper arm.
Usually metal stud, single or paired with another, for fastening the edges of cuffs.
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.
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.
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.
Sleeve flaring from the elbow to the wrist.
Pointed tab end
Narrow strip of fabric ending in a point and adorning the sleeve slit.
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.
Sleeve extending over the shoulder and attached front and back with a slanted seam running from under the armhole to the neck.
Moderately full sleeve with a French cuff; it is slightly pleated at the bottom and is often embellished with a pointed tab end.
Long sleeve made of two pieces that are cut to follow the shape of a bent arm.
Sleeve that partially covers the forearm just below the elbow.
Shorter sleeve, crisscrossing over shoulders & biceps; common in the 1970's
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