What does toile mean?
Although the word toile means fabric, the word toile has evolved to also refer to the original design aesthetic of the fabric. Toile designs are popular for non-fabric items like wallpaper and fine china. Toile also refers to a test garment pattern makers and designers use to perfect a new design.
How do you pronounce toile de Jouy?
III. How to pronounce Toile de Jouy? Toile is pronounced « twall » and Jouy « jwee ».
What is toile pattern?
“Toile de Jouy”, sometimes abbreviated to simply “toile“, is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a white or off-white background on which is a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers.
Is Toile a pattern?
For decorating purposes, however, “toile” refers to a pattern repeated on the fabric. Typically, the pattern depicts a highly complex, detailed, pastoral scene.
What is a mockup of a dress called?
What is a mockup? In couture houses, it’s called a toile. In the garment industry, it’s known as a muslin. Basically, it’s a test version of whatever you’re sewing. Couturiers use toiles to perfect the fit before sewing the final garment.
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