The Art of Fashion Draping

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-01
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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An invaluable teaching tool for fashion design, apparel, and patternmaking students and professionals, this user-friendly bestseller teaches the different methods of - and principles involved in - draping fabric on a dress form. The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Editionis organized from basic to advanced topics and includes a wide variety of styles. A wealth of two-color, how-to illustrations (updated for the fourth edition to reflect current fashion) visually spell out every step of the draping and pinning process.

Author Biography

Connie Amaden-Crawford is a licensed designer for The McCall Pattern Company under the Butterick label and is President and CEO of Fashion Patterns by Coni.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Draping
Draping Principles and Skills
The Dress Form, Tools, and Terminology

Basic Foundation Patterns
The Basic Bodice
The Basic Fitted Skirt
Torso/Blouse Block and Basic Shift Silhouettes

Intermediate Techniques
Bodice and Blouse Designs
Designing with Circular Flounces and Ruffles
Princess Designs
Dartless Designs
Kimono and Raglan Designs
Skirt Designs

Advanced Techniques
Knit Designs
Collar and Neckline Designs
Jacket Silhouettes and Collar/Lapel Designs
Cowl Designs
Casual Dress Designs
Formal Dress Designs
Fitting Methods

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