What is tailor's chalk?

What is tailor's chalk? Here are some definitions.

Noun
  1. A chalk-like material used for marking alterations on fabric in tailoring and dressmaking. The marks are brushed or washed off the material when no longer needed.
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Another alternative to tailor's chalk or pencils is the water soluble marking pen.
Once dry, use tailor's chalk to mark a circle for the opening and cut.
She picked up a smooth piece of tailor's chalk and set to writing notes to herself on the back of a satin offcut.
Trace the design and transfer it to the front and back of the legs of your chosen jeans using tailor's chalk.
You can also use tailor's chalk to chalk a line along the pattern edge where the pins are, but be sure to use a ruler.
Our products include ordinary chalk for school, high grade no-dust chalk, sidewalk chalk, marking chalk, tailor's chalk and so on.

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