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What is a PLACKET?

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A placket is a strip of fabric between 1 and 2 inches wide. Packets are sewn onto a garment as a separate piece or sewn into a garment to appear as a part of the garment itself. Plackets are almost always used to facilitate putting on or taking off the garment, but are sometimes used as a design element as well (non-functional design purposes).The term placket usually refers to the centre-front of a button-front shirt. Plackets can also be found at the neckline of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or at the waist of a skirt or pair of pants. Plackets are almost always made of more than one layer of fabric, and often have interfacing in between the fabric layers. This is done to give support and strength to the placket fabric because the placket and the fasteners on it are often subjected to stress when the garment is worn. The two sides of the placket often overlap. This is done to protect the wearer from fasteners rubbing against their skin. more
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A 10. A placket is a strip of fabric between 1 and 2 inches wide. Packets are sewn onto a garment as a separate piece or sewn into a garment to appear as a part of the garment itself. Plackets are almost always used to facilitate putting on or taking off the garment, but are sometimes used as a design element as well (non-functional design purposes).The term placket usually refers to the centre-front of a button-front shirt. Plackets can also be found at the neckline of a shirt, the cuff of a sleeve, or at the waist of a skirt or pair of pants. Plackets are almost always made of more than one layer of fabric, and often have interfacing in between the fabric layers. This is done to give support and strength to the placket fabric because the placket and the fasteners on it are often subjected to stress when the garment is worn. The two sides of the placket often overlap. This is done to protect the wearer from fasteners rubbing against their skin. more
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A placket is an opening in a garment or the overlapping layers of material that disguise that opening. Plackets are designed to provide ease when removing or putting on a garment. In modern usage, the placket refers to the center front of a button front shirt. They can also be found in the cuff of the sleeve as well as other locations.
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Definition of placket from Webster's New World Dictionary. Meaning of placket. Placket synonyms. Placket pronunciation and usage examples. Placket quotes. more
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A well-made placket can make a big difference in how a garment fits.
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I recently discovered from a Dick Emery sketch ('Bad Language at the Vicarage') that 'placket' was also used in the 17th and 18th centuries as slang for a woman's fanny. I say!!!!

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