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The Art of Fashion Draping


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Preface Acknowledgments PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO DRAPING 1. Draping Principles and Skills 2.The Dress Form, Tools, and Terminology PART TWO: BASIC FOUNDATION PATTERNS 3.The Basic Bodice 4. The Basic Fitted Skirt 5. Sleeves 6. Torso/Blouse Block and Basic Shift Silhouettes PART THREE: INTERMEDIATE TECHNIQUES 7. Bodice and Blouse Designs 8. Designing with Circular Flounces and Ruffles 9. Princess Designs 10. Dartless Designs 11. Kimono and Raglan Designs 12. Skirt Designs PART FOUR: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES 13. Pants 14. Knit Designs 15. Collar and Neckline Designs 16. Jacket Silhouettes and Collar/Lapel Designs 17. Cowl Designs 18. Casual Dress Designs 19. Formal Dress Designs 20. Fitting Methods

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The best how-to guide for creating fashion designs by draping fabric.

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


This text provides a comprehensive approach to learning draping methods from choosing materials and necessary tools to fitting the finished design. -- Lori A. Faulkner, Ferris State University, US
This is the most comprehensive teaching tool for learning and mastering draping techniques. The illustrations and the text for each drape are clear and explicit. -- Laura K. Kidd, Southern Illinois University, US
This book is clear and will be useful for faculty and for students. -- Maritza Farrell, Lasell College, US

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