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  • Laurence King Publishing

Draping: Techniques for Beginners

Francesca Sterlacci, Barbara Arata-Gavere

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Fashion & textiles: design

You want to learn the basics on draping? Then, this step-by-step book is for you! It is packed full with detailed photographs and diagrams accompanied by pictures from the catwalk. It covers a wide range of garments, darts and necklines and it's a must-have resource for all beginners.

Draping is the art of manipulating fabric directly on the dress form. It is the most creative way for a designer to turn design ideas into reality.

Start by learning the basics, including how to use a dress form and how to prepare the muslin for draping. You will then move on to learn how to drape basic bodices, including a range of darts and necklines, and also basic skirts, and finally dresses. Each lesson in the book is illustrated in meticulous detail in a series of step-by-step photographs accompanied by photos from the catwalk.

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