Draping

Today was the first session of a 5 week draping course at ECU Mt Lawley myself and fellow MELD members Julie and Margaret are attending. We learnt how to section a dress model  and then using a couple of metres of calico, we had free play to pin, tuck, and manipulate the fabric.

Dress Form sectioned

Dress Form sectioned

rear  - sectioned dress model

rear – sectioned

I was fortunate to have a dress form that already had the markings of bust line, waist line, hip line, centre front and back, neck line and arm hole. These markings ensure the designed garment can be made into an accurate pattern.

 

 

 

 

photoI planned to make a bussell style skirt. The curves of the body need to be considered. Pleating, folding and allowing the form to unfold resulted in this…

Step 2

Step 2

Front view

Front view

Side view

Side view

 

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