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Unraveling The Mystery Of Design Elements And Principles In Clothing, Sue Bogue Mar 2009

Unraveling The Mystery Of Design Elements And Principles In Clothing, Sue Bogue

4-H Youth Development Publications

Get an introduction to the elements of design (shape/form, color, texture, and line) and the principles of design (rhythm, emphasis, proportion, balance, and unity).


Nf00-412 Sewing With Elastic, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 2000

Nf00-412 Sewing With Elastic, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the types of elastic available and a variety of uses for each.


G99-1388 Seam Finishes For A Plain Seam, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1999

G99-1388 Seam Finishes For A Plain Seam, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide covers seam finishes for a plain seam.

A plain seam is the basic element in all garment construction. It is created by stitching two pieces of fabric together, usually 5/8 inch from the cut edge using 10-12 stitches per inch. It is used with a variety of fabrics and found in all areas of a garment. Unless noted differently in the pattern instructions, the seam allowance is pressed open and an appropriate seam finish is used. For fabrics that ravel excessively, consider finishing the edge of the fabric before sewing the seam.


Cc97-393 Custom Sewing Licenses And Regulations In Nebraska, Carol Thayer, Rose Marie Tondle Jan 1997

Cc97-393 Custom Sewing Licenses And Regulations In Nebraska, Carol Thayer, Rose Marie Tondle

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication lists the various licenses and regulations involved with a custom sewing business in Nebraska. It includes information on starting a business, taxes, labor laws, federal safety labeling laws and copy protection.


Nf97-350 Tencel Lyocell, The New Generic Fiber, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1997

Nf97-350 Tencel Lyocell, The New Generic Fiber, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact is about the characteristics of Tencel Lyocell, a new synthetic fiber similar to rayon.


Nf96-250 What You Ought To Know About Sewing Machine Needles, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1996

Nf96-250 What You Ought To Know About Sewing Machine Needles, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact has information on different types of sewing machine needles.


G93-1137 Interfacings, Rose Marie Tondl, Kathleen Tolman Jan 1993

G93-1137 Interfacings, Rose Marie Tondl, Kathleen Tolman

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebGuide tells how to select, prepare and apply interfacing to enhance garment quality.

Interfacing is a supportive fabric placed between the facing and garment fabric. Although hidden from view, it is a critical part of clothing construction. The necessity for interfacing is dependent on garment detail, fabric type and desired effects. It can make the difference between a professional-looking garment and a disappointment.


G93-1125 Lining A Jacket Or Coat, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1993

G93-1125 Lining A Jacket Or Coat, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

The purpose of a lining is to add to the comfort of the wearer; preserve the shape of a garment or add body to it; and conceal construction details and raw edges of fabric, thus giving a finished appearance to the inside of the garment. A neatly applied lining usually adds to a garment quality.

The fabric and style of the garment may influence whether a lining should be used. Woven fabrics are more frequently lined (to conceal raw edges) than knit fabrics. If a woven fabric coat or jacket is not lined, give seam allowances and facings a special ...


Nf93-142 Buying A Serger, Rose Marie Tondl, Kathleen Heiden Jan 1993

Nf93-142 Buying A Serger, Rose Marie Tondl, Kathleen Heiden

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses various features available in sergers.


Nf92-91 Color And Fabric To Slenderize, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-91 Color And Fabric To Slenderize, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses colors and fabrics that slenderize.


Nf92-92 Selecting Adjustable Clothes, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-92 Selecting Adjustable Clothes, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers clothing suggestions for persons changing sizes.


G92-1091 Sewing With Knit Fabric, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

G92-1091 Sewing With Knit Fabric, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication discusses kinds of knits, testing for stretchability, and blocking, cutting and sewing with knits.

Knits are an important part of every wardrobe because they are comfortable to wear and easy to care for. They shed wrinkles well and do not ravel when sewn. Knits are versatile and can be seen in everything from the most casual wear to the dressiest. Knits come in a variety of fabrics that vary in texture, stretchability, fiber content, weight and design.


Nf92-70 Emergency Flood Information: Salvaging Damaged Clothing, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-70 Emergency Flood Information: Salvaging Damaged Clothing, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses care for items of clothing damaged by flooding.


Nf92-93 Clothing Labels, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-93 Clothing Labels, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses clothing care labels.


Nf92-83 Older People: Where Should They Go For Clothes?, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-83 Older People: Where Should They Go For Clothes?, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers suppliers of clothing, health aids and supplies for older persons.


Nf92-95 Design Lines To Slenderize, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1992

Nf92-95 Design Lines To Slenderize, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses design line choices for slimmer dressing.


Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl Apr 1991

Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grain perfection is the goal for people who sew. Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction require correct use of the grain of the fabric. No formula or method can conceal a poorly cut garment.


Nf91-44 Ineffectiveness Of Home Remedy Dye Setting Treatments, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-44 Ineffectiveness Of Home Remedy Dye Setting Treatments, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses methods for setting dyes in fabrics.


Nf91-45 Ramie, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-45 Ramie, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses ramie.


G91-1028 Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

G91-1028 Preparing Fabric For Use, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Grain perfection is the goal for people who sew.

Smart styling and a professional look in clothing construction require correct use of the grain of the fabric. No formula or method can conceal a poorly cut garment.

Garment pieces cut or pulled off grain will not fit correctly and will hang poorly when worn. Whether simple or elaborate in design, the fabric shows whether or not it has been cut on the exact grain.


Nf91-48 Sewing With Micro-Fibers, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-48 Sewing With Micro-Fibers, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact offers suggestions for working with micro-fibers.


Nf91-17 How To Minimize Mildew Damage To Clothing, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-17 How To Minimize Mildew Damage To Clothing, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses mildew removal and prevention in clothing.


Nf91-16 Removing Smoke Odors From Clothing, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-16 Removing Smoke Odors From Clothing, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses proper removal of smoke odors from clothing.


Nf91-14 Moth Protection For Woolen Apparel, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-14 Moth Protection For Woolen Apparel, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses methods for protecting woolen apparel from moth damage.


Nf91-37 Thread Facts, Rose Marie Tondl, Wendy Rich Jan 1991

Nf91-37 Thread Facts, Rose Marie Tondl, Wendy Rich

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses types of threads and their uses.


Nf91-47 Micro-Fibers, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1991

Nf91-47 Micro-Fibers, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This NebFact discusses the advancements of micro-fibers in the clothing industry.


G90-971 Accent On Accessories, Carol Thayer Jan 1990

G90-971 Accent On Accessories, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

This publication describes how to select shoes, hosiery, handbags, belts, scarves, and jewelry to complement and add the finishing touches to your appearance.

Accessories are the little things that add sparkle to your appearance; the finishing touches that complete an outfit and make it yours. Accessories can center others' attention on your best features through harmony of line, color, and texture. They can add a touch of the latest fashion.


Heg88-237 Sewing With Stripes, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1988

Heg88-237 Sewing With Stripes, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Sewing with stripes is easier when you know what pitfalls to avoid. This Guide covers pattern selection, yardage requirements, stripe strategies and more.

Any way you line them up, stripes make a striking fashion statement. You can be as bold or as subtle as you like with stripes. Nothing gives a garment less appeal than stripes that do not meet and match at seams.


Heg88-240 Sewing With Denim, Rose Marie Tondl Jan 1988

Heg88-240 Sewing With Denim, Rose Marie Tondl

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Selecting, preparing, interfacing and lining denim, as well as denim sewing techniques, are covered in this guide.

Denim is popular all over the world. Jeans made of denim are worn by millions of people. The term denim is derived from the French "serge de Nimes," a twilled fabric made in Nimes, France. It was used as "sail" cloth for ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean.


Ec88-422 Household Cleaning And Laundry Products: Which One For The Job?, Shirley Niemeyer, Kathleen Parrott, Rose Marie Tondl, Anna Marie White, Carol Thayer Jan 1988

Ec88-422 Household Cleaning And Laundry Products: Which One For The Job?, Shirley Niemeyer, Kathleen Parrott, Rose Marie Tondl, Anna Marie White, Carol Thayer

Historical Materials from University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension

Nebraskans invest considerable resources in their homes and furnishings, and in clothing. We want these items to be attractive, functional, and to give us good service. A key to protecting our household investment is to give our homes, furnishings, and clothing appropriate care and maintenance. This circular discusses the various options in home cleaning and laundry products, methods and equipment, chemicals to remove soil and stains, and labor and time saving products to make the job of cleaning our homes easier.