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How to Drape for a Plus-Size Garment

Photo: Joseph Kugielsky

When your measurements go off the charts, draping gives you design freedom. 

If you're plus sized, draping is the answer to your pattern woes. It's the perfect way to get your proportions right and turn pattern fitting into a breeze. But this technique can also work for anybody, regardless of what shape you're in. Kathleen Cheetham takes you through the steps of draping a bodice and then transferring the information to paper. When you're finished, you'll know how to make a bodice pattern block-sometimes called a sloper-that basic close-fitting pattern with minimum wearing ease that just might change your relationship with patterns. 

From Threads #130

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