Fashion Draping for Design and Patternmaking: Creating, Fitting, and Sewing Garments from Muslin to Finish
In Fashion Draping for Design and Patternmaking, fashion designer and experienced teacher Paul Gallo demystifies this practical yet inspirational technique for creating clothing from begin to finish. Gallo simplifies the process, starting with the basic tools and techniques, including how to select the proper fabric and work with the dress form or body. He then demonstrates step by step learn how to design, draft and create paper patterns for, and construct garments of increasing complexity. The exercises begin with a shift dress and an easy way to build sleeves and fit armholes. Seam allowances, notches, grain lines, balanced hemlines, pleats, darts, and tucks are explained clearly and concisely. All the process may be demonstrated for shirts, jackets, bias-cut dresses, pants, and jeans, with guidance all over on learn how to create and incorporate plenty of draped elements, such as cowls, twists, and ruffles, into a design, its pattern, and the finished garment.
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