Clothing is Cool! Teen Living Skills Unit 9
Wash or Not? “Remove ballpoint ink stain by using rubbing alcohol. Place the garment on a towel with the stain toward the towel. Lightly dampen the cloth with rubbing alcohol and gently dab the stain. Avoid rubbing the stain.” • www.heloise.com
Wash or Not? • Occasion – an event or happening. • Mend – repair a garment. • Stain – a spot or soiled place on a garment.
Wash or Not? • Basic care guidelines: • Dress for the occasion. • The more you wear it, the more it wears! • Check clothing for mending needs after each wearing. • Check clothing for spots and stains after wearing. • Use care when dressing and undressing. • Follow the care guidelines on the clothing label. • Store clothing properly after each use.
Words to Know • Dry flat – drying clothes by laying the item flat and reshaping. • Machine dry – drying clothes by using a clothes dryer. • Hang dry – place on a hanger to air dry.
Fad vs. Fashion Rinse your swimsuit in cold water after every swim to lengthen the life of the fabric. • Classic – styles and colors that are basic and last over a considerable amount of time; they often repeat themselves over the years.
Fad vs. Fashion • Fads: • Popular for a short period of time; sometimes ends even before a season changes. • Fashion: • Can be popular over several seasons. • May include changes in skirt, jacket, pant length, collar shape, or pant width. • Includes classic styles that can be popular for long periods of time.
Fad vs. Fashion To keep buttons from falling off the garment, put a dab of clear nail polish in the center of the thread after the button is sewn in place.
Don’t Break the Bank! Iron clothes at least the night before wearing, as the clothes will wrinkle less.
Don’t Break the Bank! • Khakis – a pair of slacks made of light olive brown to a light yellow brown. • Cost per wear – the mathematical calculation of a clothing item is figured by dividing the number of times it is worn into the price of the outfit. • Ex. A formal costs $300 and is worn two times, cost per wearing is $150.
Don’t Break the Bank! • Accessories – small items that are worn with clothing such as jewelry, shoes, or belt. • Dry cleaning – the using of chemicals to clean garments.
Don’t Break the Bank! • Inventory your wardrobe. • Plan purchases with a budget in mind. • Mix and match clothing items. • Avoid spending a lot of money on fads. • Look for accessories to update your current wardrobe.
Don’t Break the Bank! • Consider the accessories you already own when buying new clothes. • Plan to purchase a clothing classic or large clothing purchase toward the end of the season. • Consider the cost of care before purchasing. • Consider the quality of the garment.
Don’t Break the Bank! Natural fibers such as cotton tend to last longer than manmade fabrics.
It’s My Color! To reduce wrinkling when traveling, layer clothing with dry cleaning bags (without ink on them) or place tissue paper between the clothing items.
It’s My Color! • Bulky – very large. • Cool colors – colors that include the blues and greens of the color wheel. • Warm colors – colors that include the reds and oranges of the color wheel.
It’s My Color! • Several factors affect how clothes will look on you. Consider the following: • Lines in garment: • Vertical lines – tend to add height. • Horizontal lines – tend to shorten.
It’s My Color! • Texture of fabric: • Bulky textures: increase the appearance of the body size. • Shiny textures: increase the appearance of the body size. • Smooth textures – decrease the appearance of the body size.
It’s My Color! • Color of fabric: • Warm colors: increase the appearance of body size. • Cool colors: decrease the appearance of the body size. • Patterns of fabric: • Large patterns: increase the appearance of body size. • Solids: decrease the appearance of the body size.
It’s My Color! • Shape of garment: • Shoulder pads: make the waist look smaller as it draws attention to the shoulders.
Buy or Sew? • Reasons for buying clothes. • Takes less time. • Can save money. • Can see how it will look without spending any money. • Can see how the clothes will fit before buying.
Buy or Sew? • Reasons for sewing your own clothes. • Can meet individual tastes. • Can increase creativity. • Can improve the quality of the product. • Can fit to an individual’s size. • Can save money. • Learn to follow a project to completion.
Buy or Sew? • Can have a variety of fabric selections. • Can reuse patterns and make use of fabric scraps for future projects. • Provides a sense of accomplishment. • Learn to use problem-solving skills. • Learn to appreciate the work involved in sewing clothing. • Learn the skills that can create business and career opportunities.
I Love Color! Teenagers spend nearly all of their disposable income on clothes while adults spend only about 6-10%.
I Love Color! • Contrast – to have opposites so as to emphasize differences. • Illusion – creating an appearance that is different than what is actually seen.
I Love Color! • Color has a big impact on clothing. What effects can it have? Just look below: • Color creates a feeling. • Warm colors: create a feeling of brightness and cheerfulness. • Cool colors: create a feeling of calmness and peace.
I Love Color! • Color creates illusion. • Dark colors, cool colors, and dull colors make you look smaller. • Light colors, warm colors, and bright colors make you look larger. • Wearing all one color make you look taller. • Wearing contrasting colors make you look shorter.
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