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From: Adrienne
Date: 07-14-2006, 07:01 AM (1 of 9)
Does anyone know about 'draping'? Thanks!
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User: Adrienne
Member since: 07-07-2006
Total posts: 2
From: paroper
Date: 07-18-2006, 09:35 AM (2 of 9)
I've never done it on large scale. I have done it to refine a fit on a garment but I've never designed a garment from scratch by draping.

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User: paroper
Member since: 02-03-2004
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From: MaryW
Date: 07-18-2006, 09:41 AM (3 of 9)
I think draping is something that needs to be learned from an expert. It can't be explained by words only.
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User: MaryW
Member since: 06-23-2005
Total posts: 2542
From: purplelady10200
Date: 07-18-2006, 02:29 PM (4 of 9)
Are you doing drapes or are you draping a dress
User: purplelady10200
Member since: 09-07-2004
Total posts: 2
From: dudenbabe
Date: 07-18-2006, 03:00 PM (5 of 9)
I have never done draping, but my brand-new not-read-yet September 2006 Sew News has an article on page14 that would be a good place to start. The August issue gives directions for making a custom-made form that this writer uses.

Good Luck
User: dudenbabe
Member since: 03-17-2006
Total posts: 8
From: AndreaSews
Date: 07-18-2006, 08:25 PM (6 of 9)
It's an interest of mine as well. The books written on the topic are fashion design _text_ books, and so they cost $80 and up and aren't found in most public libraries. This is why the topic got bumped down on the priority chain.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: BeckyW
Date: 07-30-2006, 08:46 AM (7 of 9)
There is a pretty popular textbook on draping called "Draping for Fashion Design" that can be quite expensive. I have finally got one recently off eBay. It took quite a while to find one that went for a price that I would pay. Sad thing is that I have not really given it a try yet. I hope at some point soon to build a duck-tape double and try my hand at draping.
User: BeckyW
Member since: 12-25-2004
Total posts: 24
From: stingfan
Date: 09-11-2006, 09:24 PM (8 of 9)
I just purchased that $80 book for my daughter. Her major is apparel studies. I didn't even get to look at the book, but when she brings it home at the end of the year, I intend to read up on this subject. Perhaps she'll even give me a tip or two.
User: stingfan
Member since: 09-04-2006
Total posts: 3
From: MaryW
Date: 09-12-2006, 10:02 AM (9 of 9)
Would I love to have a peek inside "that book".
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Member since: 06-23-2005
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