Draping: The Complete Course
Draping is the art of the usage of cotton muslin to create a fashion design straight away on a mannequin. It’s an very important skill for fashion designers. In this book, Karolyn Kiisel presents a series of step by step projects, creating real garments in classic styles, that are designed to develop skills from the most basic to more advanced techniques.
Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the dress form for draping, the book advances through pinning, trimming, and clipping, and creating shape the usage of darts and tucks, to adding volume the usage of pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advanced skills include easy methods to use give a boost to elements such as shoulder pads, under layers, and petticoats, and easy methods to care for bias draping. The book culminates with a chapter on improvisational skills.
Every skill and technique all the way through the book is explained through specially commissioned step by step photographs and line drawings that bring the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions to life.
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