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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.”

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Clothing is Cool!

Teen Living Skills

Unit 9


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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.”

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Wash or Not?

  • Occasion – an event or happening.

  • Mend – repair a garment.

  • Stain – a spot or soiled place on a garment.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Don’t Break the Bank!

Iron clothes at least the night before wearing, as the clothes will wrinkle less.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Don’t Break the Bank!

Natural fibers such as cotton tend to last longer than manmade fabrics.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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It’s My Color!

  • Shape of garment:

    • Shoulder pads: make the waist look smaller as it draws attention to the shoulders.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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I Love Color!

Teenagers spend nearly all of their disposable income on clothes while adults spend only about 6-10%.


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I Love Color!

  • Contrast – to have opposites so as to emphasize differences.

  • Illusion – creating an appearance that is different than what is actually seen.


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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.


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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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