Draping for Apparel Design

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-02-15
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
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The third edition of Draping for Apparel Design combines Joseph-Armstrong's classic step-by-step instructions with a user-friendly layout. To show how to turn two-dimensional drawings into three-dimensional garments, the author presents the following three draping principles and techniques: manipulating dart excess, adding fullness, and contour draping. New and updated design projects illustrate how to prepare a draping plan. Design analyses identify the creative elements of each design and help determine draping techniques required to develop patterns. This text emphasizes the importance of draping foundation garments for building more complex designs. Designers will gain essential skills to creatively apply draping techniques to their own designs.

Author Biography

Helen Joseph-Armstrong is a Professor of Fashion Design at the Fashion Center of the Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, USA. A teacher, designer, consultant, and author, Armstrong is a recipient of the Nisod Excellence Award from the University of Texas at Austin and a Life Time Achievement Award from the Association of Sewing and Design Professionals.

Table of Contents

Tools and Supplies for Draping
Fabric Characteristics and Terms
Draping Essentials
Dress Form: Personal/Client Preparation and Measurements
Basic Dress Foundation
Manipulating Dart Excess and Adding Fullness
Bodice Styles
Built-up Necklines
Dress Foundations and Designs
Strapless Dress Foundations and Designs: The Principle of Contour Draping
Bias Cut Dresses and Twist
Kimono, Raglan, and Drop Shoulder
Shirts and Blouses
Jackets and Coats
Knit Characteristics
Bodysuits, Leotards, and Swimsuit Foundations

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