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BOOK GIVEAWAY: “The Art of Fashion Draping” by Connie Amaden-Crawford

You could win a copy of this terrific book!

Threads issue #163 (October/November 2012) will be on sale September 4. Subscriber issues have already been mailed, and the digital version is now available to Threads Insiders. The “Notions” department in the issue features Threads author Connie Amaden-Crawford’s book, The Art of Fashion Draping (Fairchild Books, 2012). In its fourth edition, Connie has updated her book to include more illustrations, a new chapter regarding fitting methods, and much more. With basic to advanced techniques for draping just about every garment, you can learn about fashion draping with Connie’s simple step-by-step instructions. It’s the perfect book for students and professionals alike. This book has recently been nominated for the 2013 Golden Pen Award by the United States Institute for Theatre Technology! This award is presented to the author of a publication in the design and production field for the performing arts, and recognizes their outstanding work.

Leave a comment at the bottom of the page telling us what garment you would love to drape. Leave your comment before the deadline (11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday September 12, 2012) and you could win a copy of the book! The winner will be randomly selected, announced, and notified by email during the week of September 17.



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  1. CarolJane | | #1

    I'm a bridal seamstress, so would LOVE to drape a whole bunch of unique fashions!!

  2. trinitynavar | | #2

    I would love to have a book like this as reference and for inspiration - I'd also like to see if I could apply it to costume and corsetry!

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    SansSouci572 | | #3

    I wanted to try some of the Drape Drape books, but have never draped in my life..would appreciate a comprehensive "how-to."

  4. Carisa | | #4

    My 10 year old nephew drew a dress called "Thunder Dress" for my sewing store, I would love to drape it and surprise him with it in the window!

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    sweetdsmom | | #5

    I would love to drape a form fitting dress and slacks.

  6. Tabbykte | | #6

    I would LOVE to be able to drape my wedding dress in a beautiful silk satin.

  7. marybethb | | #7

    I've been dying to drape an elegant dress, and would love the info this book has to offer!

  8. ms_c | | #8

    I did a bit of draping while working costumes. I'd love to know more about it and to drape clothes. That would allow me to really work with all my beautiful fabrics.

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    sewmuchknittting | | #9

    I love to sew dresses, so would love to drape a dress...maybe a sheath with some interesting pleating or sculptural details.

  10. paollawanglon | | #10

    I'm in desperate need for a book on draping! Great timing! I create costumes for performances and this would be of great help!

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    Geerex | | #11

    I will be celebrating my 25th Wedding Anniversary next April 2013. The party will have a Retro/Mad Men theme. Would love to learn how to drape my dress from a vintage photo I have hanging in my sewing room

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    tinker4u | | #12

    The book looks beautiful!

  13. user-1128556 | | #13

    Draping is one thing I have never tried and would love to learn. I know Connie is an expert in this field and would love to learn from her.

  14. LAKBerry | | #14

    I know so little about draping, I'm not sure where I would start. I have a decent understanding of flat pattern drafting, but need to take my skills to the next level in designing one of a kind clothing. Connie Rocks! so I'd love to win this copy.

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    auschick | | #15

    I've never done draping before, but I've always wanted to drape a dress.

  16. user-176160 | | #16

    I would love to drape a silk sheath with architectural features. I was lucky enough to go to the garment district to purchase a dressform. I used an article that you had done in old Threads Magazine that explained the different dress form types. Thank you for always having the information that I need!

  17. roxkirk | | #17

    I am preparing a costume for a friend's 20th anniversary (in October) with a Mardi Gras theme. I want to make a draped gown in iridescent green/orange on black lace. This book would be of great value to me!!

  18. sjune | | #18

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  19. mams43 | | #19

    This would be great in helping me fit my slender D-cup daughter!

  20. sjune | | #20

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  21. sshew52 | | #21

    I would love to know more about draping.

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    Colorful | | #22

    I would love to be able to drape my mother-of-the-bride dress for my daughters wedding. My vision is something long, elegant, with soft draping.

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    Knitnut | | #23

    In all the years I've been sewing, I have never understood draping. Now, I'm pursuing it like crazy with rapt attention to any info I can get. Would love to have this book to help me get started with learning to sew and create a whole new way! Thank you for such an awesome opportunity!

  24. user-1075027 | | #24

    Sculptural dresses in silk, satin, velvet, lace and sheers- on the bias - along the lines of Madeleine Vionnet. This would be wonderful!
    Threads are such an inspiration!

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    racu | | #25

    A dress for my new set of measurements wooohooo!

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    Pattiji | | #26

    I would love to learn this amazing art. I'm developing a line of clothing using natural fibers that have been printed with beautiful photographs taken by my husband who's a professional photographer. I like to drape soft, wearable cloths that are easy to take care of, are feminine and easy to wear every day.

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    2tango | | #27

    I would love to learn how to drape a classic wrapover DVFB style dress with side pleats and details at the neckline as well, maybe also attempt a Vionet design that would be a challenge Im sure!

  28. NikkiD | | #28

    As a bridal designer in New Zealand I would love to be able to extend my knowledge of draping to make use of the gorgeous bridal fabrics available.

  29. Lise_the_hobbit | | #29

    something that will actually fit me

  30. katie | | #30

    After my struggles to help a friend make a dress that fit her, this book will be a real help!

  31. candilouise | | #31

    I, too am a bridal seamstress; and it seems I am getting more and more orders for very elegantly draped gowns that seem to be requiring more skill than I am comfortable with! This book would assist me in being able to accept these challenging orders!

  32. jjelsewear215 | | #32

    I would like to start learning the hows and the whys of what I stumble upon, instead of spending endless hours of trial-and-error on a project. I can tweak a basic pattern but to be able to create my own pattern, one that truly stands out, would be sublime :)

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    bushbunny | | #33

    Draping techniques are skills which open creative doors otherwise closed to aspiring designers. This book would be a real aid in learning those skills. To mold, shape and use fine fabrics like Vionnet or Poiret - ah, the dreams that would make come true ;-)

  34. user-1050845 | | #34

    A beutiful bodice to a dress. :)

  35. user-315458 | | #35

    Recently purchased a Fahion Fit Dress Form and am very anxiously looking forward to using it more creatively. This is just what I need. Thanks for making it possible.

  36. Unfinch | | #36

    I've got two weeks to make my little sister a wedding dress in October. Draping with silk and lace is going to be crucial to this project.

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    SchoolOfMoxie | | #37

    The question really is, "What *wouldn't* I drape?" I recently fell in love with pleats (see my latest dress here: http://wp.me/p1PrJn-el) and I think it would be so liberating to drape structured garments and feel confident without a commercial pattern. More unique fashion in my closet - yes, please!

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    sewpaulamo | | #38

    I would love to drape a dress for myself that I could wear to work. This book looks like a wonderful tool to achieve that goal.

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    sewpaulamo | | #39
  40. CPeterman | | #40

    I love Connie's pattern making book and would be thrilled to win this and learn about draping. I'd make a sheath dress to start.

  41. daglag | | #41

    I would drape my mother of the bride dress I need to make.

  42. SEGnesa | | #42

    The one thing I have never had any training at all in: draping. What a wonderful opportunity. Thanks, Threads.

  43. Lorie58 | | #43

    I have draped precisely one garment - the gown I wore when I remarried 5 years ago. With no formal training, and only faith that I could do it, I suppose it was a crazy risk for such an important occasion. But, I'd always wanted to drape a formal gown for myself, and I don't attend many functions that require such attire. Oh, it worked out okay. It was a lovely dress, and I enjoyed the experience. It also sparked an intense desire to (actually) learn how to drape. First, a dress that actually fits, then some flow-y pants, then...

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    costumebill | | #44

    I would love to drape a Victorian riding outfit.

  45. coolmommy | | #45

    I sew custom clothing, mostly professional and formal clothing, including weddings. I would love to work up original designs with my clients.

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    CarrGrand | | #46

    I would love to drape an evening gown for my daughter, who is a make-up artist and works a lot of fashion shows. It would be awesome to have her come on stage (when they introduce her as the make up artist) wearing something I've designed just for her!

  47. missabee11 | | #47

    I would drape any one of the dresses in the show, Pushing Daisies. What an inspirational wardrobe!

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    WillaMcNeill | | #48

    Would love to drape more prom dresses despite the girls having out grown proms!

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    gossjean | | #49

    I would so love to have this reference book to teach my high school students to drape. Our first project would be a costume design!

  50. kiggi | | #50

    i would love to learn to drape so i can finally make clothes that fit and and to add to the ever growing list of things that would make my sewing better

  51. JBeanne | | #51

    I would absolutely LOVE to have this book! I'm teaching the next generation to sew(seven children) and they love to use "Francine", my dress form from my college days!

  52. Hartstongue | | #52

    I would like to drape a sexy, diaphonous nightgown. Something as elegant as a sari but doesn't have giant bloomers underneath.

  53. sewjazzy | | #53

    I have wanted this book for a long time. I want to drape a tailored, 40's style suit.

  54. Lynda21 | | #54

    I would love to drape a fabulously outrageous evening gown, lots of folds and rouching :)

  55. ahearta | | #55

    I would love to drape a gorgeous dress for a date night out with my husband.

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    Abbygaile | | #56

    I've learned so many things over the years, but I've never been able to master draping. This would be a dream come true - to learn something so necessary from such an awesome teacher.

  57. velogiant | | #57

    I'm making formal dresses for a couple of family weddings but I'd rather learn now the drape a long grecian style dress. One day maybe....

  58. montereydesigner | | #58

    I would drape a body skimming wedding dress for my youngest daughter.

  59. lynaeve | | #59

    Um a dress I think. Maybe a red one.

  60. irenenene | | #60

    a apir of pants would be the most challenging, I guess?

  61. dianajanssen | | #61

    I'd probably start with a blouse/top. Then move onto a dress.

  62. user-1135664 | | #62

    I would love to drape a dress.

  63. CMOriginals | | #63

    I would love to drape my granddaughters(yes plural) their Christmas dresses as they are both preteens and are in between the little kids dresses and grown-up dresses.

  64. lkldesign | | #64

    I make Victorian clothing for both men & women and would love to have the ability to properly drape people, to give them a better wardrobe than what I have learned so far.

  65. ZoSews | | #65

    I would love to drape an evening gown!

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    couture_academic | | #66

    I would love to drape a dress maker's suit from the 50s. I think it would be the only way to get a perfect fit!

  67. Penguingirl | | #67

    I would love to drape confidently - especially 1930's style dresses :)

  68. Noelle | | #68

    I would love to learn to drape a silk crepe de chine and
    silk chiffon formal dress--what a dream!

  69. lhartup | | #69

    I would love to drape a dress.

  70. misssarcastica | | #70

    There's an Elsa Schiaparelli dress I've been dying to recreate, and some more knowledge of draping would certainly help.

  71. acertrifolium | | #71

    I've always wanted to learn how to drape!! My daughter-in-law majored in Textiles and is a wonderful seamstress!!

  72. mitzismom | | #72

    Draping a jacket with a lapel would be high on my list.

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    Out_West | | #73

    As much as I am able to figure sewing things out, I have NO idea how draping works. I would love a book to show me how!

  74. CinderellaLollipop | | #74

    I have always been intrigued, but more than a little intimidated by draping. I'd love to learn to drape a beautiful top or dress that really fits me!

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    marec | | #75

    I'd love to drape a jacket with a waterfall lapel.

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    MDNB | | #76

    I would love to drape my daughters wedding dresses, I have a few years to get ready but I figure it's time to start learning how to do this. Now that I have made custom duck tape dress forms I figure I'm half way there.

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    Kcha2208 | | #77

    i would love to drape EVERY dress. its just not quite the same until you are creating it and you see it transforming and growing as time progresses. and it could help alter the design as it comes together because you have a constant clearer view of what the finished product will look like.

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    thetailor | | #78

    I just recently draped a wedding gown with gathers at hip and waist...Boy I could have use this book. Now I want to drape some architectual style collars for some great winter coats I hope to make this fall.

  79. TahsisVoyager | | #79

    I would like to drape like Rebecca (http://finalfashion.ca/draping-demonstration/). I don't know her, but her amazing draping demo gave me a sense of possibility.

    Can this book help me? If I win, I'll let you know.

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    Marie_S_G | | #80

    My drape idea is a blouse, wide long arms, pleats from shoulder over the bust and from an underbust empire line let the fabric flow first close and then wider with inset flares in a complimentary colour.

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    KaptKim | | #81

    I'd love this book so I can learn to drape and make dresses for my daughters and a set of basic slopers for myself- the possibilities are endless. I've tried draping on my own and just get frustrated and give up.

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    KaptKim | | #82

    I've tried to drape on my own and just get frustrated and give up. I'd drape dresses for my daughters, a set of slopers for myself, tops, pants, skirts...I could go on and on.

  83. sewinggeek | | #83

    I would love to win this book! It is on my bucket list to learn how to drape ... at some point!

  84. MsHem | | #84

    Ooo. what a wonderful book to learn with. I think I'd start with a simple skirt and work my way through the book.

  85. JeanneNS | | #85

    Looks like a great book, maybe now I can learn how to drape that sun dress, I've been wanting to do.

  86. DK123 | | #86

    I would love to drape dresses and skirts and blouses and t shirts...anything i can think of to drape..

  87. moviedoll | | #87

    I would love to drape a bridal gown. I'm playing around with the effects of the fabric, but the beauty seems to be falling short. It's like I'm missing some guidance. Winning this book would be awesome!

  88. user-1114374 | | #88
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  90. user-1114374 | | #90

    Blouses and tops, they are so flattering and fashionable right now.

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    RachelPhilips | | #91

    Pants made of a light crape with great drape would be my first request. Perhaps cut on the bias with french seams and side seam pockets.
    On the left side a button closure of the waist band that uses the pocket ease to create space to enter and exit the stream lined garment.

  92. jodiwell | | #92

    Now that I have a dress form that matches my daughter's shape, I would love to drape beautifully fitting work appropriate garments for her. She lives 300 miles away and but being able to do this would make it seem as if she were closer.

  93. Terianz | | #93

    I've been watching movies from the 30s and 40s, and would love to have this book to help me create bias-cut gowns reminiscent of those eras!

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    KosKreate1 | | #94

    I on a journey to revisit my love for sewing. I've packed my dress form, tape measure, needles and thread. Now I just need the guide! And what a guide it shall be!!!! Here's to many wonderful creative outfits for the journey :)

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    DDooley | | #95

    I would love to learn more about draping to do some sheath dresses with unique details.

  96. marie73 | | #96

    I need to learn all about fashion draping !!

  97. kmdelucia | | #97

    I'm very into bustles lately and would love to experiment with building fullness.

  98. PetiteMess | | #98

    I'm quite new to draping. I'd love to learn everything about it.

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    dcandee | | #99

    Every time we stop at a book store, I head straight to the fashion / sewing section. I just love searching through all of the beautiful books. I am a novice seamstress who longs to be more...to be able to create art and awe from fabric. Thanks Threads for sharing soooo much; because of your resources my skills are growing as is my excited to learn more. It would be thrilling to win this book!

  100. FranGrimble | | #100

    I'd like to try draping Vionnet dresses.

  101. user-1112013 | | #101

    I would love to drape a blouse (I have a picture in my head!). Thanks.

  102. user-1120336 | | #102

    I'd love to hace a copy of this too!
    I know how to draft patterns, but I really think this is a never-ending study, and it's addictive!!

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    ShortSeam | | #103

    I would love to drape a blouse for sure, maybe a dress too, then I might wear a dress more often! And I love Connie's books!

  104. abqdancer | | #104

    I didn't get to write anything before I submitted it, so here goes again. I love Connie and have taken several classes from her and buy her Butterick patterns because they just FIT!!! Thank you for putting so much work into them.

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    ljhdesign | | #105

    I would absolutely LOVE to drape the wedding dress that I have to create for my sister! I am hugely inspired by Jacques Fath's work from the late 40's and 50's and his draping technique-alas! I am only starting out and have so much to learn but this would most definitely help me on my way!x

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    TessaBear | | #106

    This book would have definitely help me with the "original" Titanic design I had in mind. I wanted to do a drape from shoulder diagonal to waist and was not doing well with my "flat" pattern method.

  107. user-2005712 | | #107

    I have no draping experience and am thrilled to know there is a book out there to teach it. Months ago when I thought I'd really like to learn some basic skills beyond what I do know, I'd thought I might have to search for an out of town big city class to take. I didn't know Threads was such a great source of information until just recently... Being 53 and having my own retail business (which is only in it's seventh year) I don't think it would be possible to leave the store that long. I'd like to make some apparel to actually sell at my store. We sell some apparel but our strength is comfort footwear (realistic and stylish footwear that can be worn all day... Anyway, I believe I could do it and have a great desire to do so. I just want to make some things for women my age and for women who's bodies are less than perfect because we are shorter or a bit fuller than we used to be.
    My idea of draping is about working with fabrics to make them fall beautifully around a woman's body. (I just got my first dress form and made my first sloper) It's about creating flattering lines and curves. It's about letting go and discovering what I can do. I've been longing to do this for years! and I will!

  108. user-1123567 | | #108

    I would love to learn how to drape. Having watched Project Runway from the beginning, and seeing how lovely all those draped cloths are, it would be wonderful if I could create one myself.

  109. user-1140976 | | #109

    I would love to learn how to drape the "Cloverleaf" style dress of Charles James. And then drape and make my own interpretation.

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    poppykettle | | #110

    wow. I would love to learn how to drape... period! But if I had to start somewhere - I'd be thinking a dress. But there's so much that could be done!

  111. bajjmayer | | #111

    I would love to learn how to drape properly--possibly a top to start and eventually get into a dress...anything that is unique is appealing to me

  112. valhecari | | #112

    I would like to drape my sister's wedding gown, My sister is a plus size person and she is having a hard time finding the perfect fit. If I master this technique I would make her whish come true.

  113. KatNic114 | | #113

    I would love to drape a plus size top that would show off my assets and disguise my problem areas.

  114. DTKL | | #114

    I would like to learn how to drape a dress, something classic that could be the go-to pattern for everything from sundresses to the little black dress!

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    TaraSews | | #115

    I simply want to learn and this is my next xtep after finding a worn out pgm dress form for 25 bucks! I am padding it and adding a new linen top on it so it shall be good as new and with money very tight it was a steal. Now I am on to finding textbooks to get me started so I can make semi formal dresses I can wear to my sons school band concerts!

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    MeredithP | | #116

    I'd probably start with a blouse, expanding my knowledge from there.

  117. teresaann | | #117

    I'm a handweaver and I want very much to learn how to drape my handwoven fabrics, to allow them to determine what they should be. I want to design beautiful garments like M. Vionnet. Classic, yet timeless pieces from truly one of a kind fabrics. I've tried, not very successfully,to do flat pattern making, but draping, that is the real magic.

  118. lemmonsc | | #118

    A shirred, one-shoulder evening dress for my daughter would probably be my first attempt. Would love to be able to take any dress out of Vogue magazine and do my own interpretation of it. What a tremendous skill to add to any sewist's set of tools.

  119. memarston | | #119

    What would I drape first? I find the decision scary but the ant Katherine Hepburn wore in all those movies...

    {ants that are elegant as well as tailored would be a dream come true!!

  120. Sewfoolish | | #120

    I am going to drape a flowing dinner gown out of this brillant blue satin fabric.

  121. fortieschic | | #121

    I'd like to learn how to drape pants and other clothes for my mother, who has a very hard time finding clothes to fit. I am also interested in making clothes or patterns for other people that are hard to fit, such as overweight women. I am losing weight now, but have been heavier in the last year than ever before and it has been very difficult to find clothes that fit and are my style. People can look good with clothes that fit!

  122. Dilliander | | #122

    I have been interested in pattern making and draping for a while and would love to learn these design techniques. I would most likely start with a top, unless the book suggests a different approach or garment would be a better choice. Thanks.

  123. luv2sew4u | | #123
  124. luv2sew4u | | #124

    I would love to learn how to create an asymetrical cowl neckline seen on the fashion runway. I purchased a dress which has the neckline. I have spent hours trying to discover the secret to this neckline without destroying the dress.

  125. user-2055414 | | #125

    I want to expand my knowledge base and improve my skills. I would love to use more draping in the design process and as an alternative to flat patterning. I love the process of draping and the freedom it gives me to sculpt the fabric into a work of art.

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    altieb | | #126

    I partly draped the bodice for one of my daughter's ball gowns - had no one to show me how, just my sewing common sense. It turned out okay, but not quite what we had in mind. Having a book to teach me how to go about it like a professional, would be the next step.

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    koshermama | | #127

    I've been sewing for over 45 years, since I was nine. I would love to learn how to drape and expand my sewing skills. I am fascinated with the designers on PR who create their dresses by draping the dress form.

  128. D_Mac | | #128

    I've been sewing since I was about 8, but I've always stuck to the safe patterns. Now I'm committed to sew a prom dress for my niece, and I want her to look spectactular. I could use some advise on draping.

  129. FashionableFigures | | #129

    I sew doll clothes 99% of my sewing time, with the occasional "people clothes". Draping techniques would be wonderful to understand for both. I have a basic understanding of it from working with doll models, but I'm sure there are tips and tricks I'm missing that would improve these garments 100 fold!

  130. masha51 | | #130

    I love to learn new skills and improve the quality of my creations.

  131. Antjie | | #131

    I know how to do flat pattern drafting and tried a little bit of draping but need to get the basics and knowledge to do it proberly so that I can do the things that I dream about .Love her work!!!!

  132. Sewtell | | #132

    I would like to drape a high low top that fits nice

  133. user-1109302 | | #133

    A simple, easy dress. Something that fits and flows and can be worn nearly everywhere.

  134. notenoughdivas | | #134

    It would be so worthwhile to learn the proper techniques of draping. It is so lovely when a garment is draped beautifully.

  135. Myluco | | #135

    I love to learn new techniques. I sew for dolls and for myself.

  136. auntyphobia | | #136

    I'd like to drape a cocoon-style jacket, and trousers with an asymmetric placket - sort of Japanese style

  137. designsbyjanetp | | #137

    I would love to be able to learn to drape for myself and my grandchildren. The possibilities would be numerous to design new clothing for them and for me, since I'm hard to fit anyway. Would love to win this book and learn a new technique. Thanks for the giveaway.

  138. evel8yn | | #138

    I'd love to drape a nice asymmetrical jacket.

  139. zzz123 | | #139

    I would like to drape a vintage style dress, like old Hollywood! Greta Garbo style!

  140. gmhsews | | #140

    Oh to have a comprehensive lesson book for draping. I"d love to learn proper technique so I could drape a beautiful flowing dress. I sew my own clothes from other designer's patterns. I would so love to be able to completely design and construct my own dress!

  141. jdetrick | | #141

    I would love to drape a long, flowing evening dress for my friend Julie to wear to the opera opening night.

  142. momskisews | | #142

    I would love to drape a little black dress and an evening gown. Looks like a great book!

  143. Changmom | | #143

    My niece is getting married in six months. I would love to create a draped wedding night negligee for her.

  144. user-900277 | | #144

    a better understanding of draping would open up so many new design considerations! Hope I win the book!

  145. josew | | #145

    I have wanted to purchase a copy of this book for a long time
    Now the new edition ! Wow! Sewing for over 50 yr and still loving it. Draping will help so much !

  146. Yargh | | #146

    I would love to learn how to drape fanciful jackets and stunning dresses! I can draft patterns, but draping is a new concept to me!

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    MissPat | | #147

    I have a beautiful piece of sheer fabric that would lend itself to draping. This book would be such a help.

  148. User avater
    aislinnluv | | #148

    I would like to drape a romantic dressing gown, something that recalled the beautiful bias cut gowns of the 30s .

  149. Cathie | | #149

    I would love to have your book, also because Kay Lancaster says you are great, and Joanne Schoner. I am fed up with struggling with tissue paper, and patterns for lumberjacks. I am a plus size, but not a football player. I would love to drape a well-fitting little black dress. Cathie in Quebec.

  150. pattyman | | #150

    Learning a way to have zero waste draping would be quite an accomplishment. It's something I'm striving for.

  151. Sandjen200 | | #151

    I would love to learn how to drape a dress to flatter my figure, but I have absolutely no training or instructions for that kind of task.

  152. camillepdx | | #152

    I would like to drape a dress.

  153. kudsew | | #153

    Recently finished my homemade dress form that I cast from my body using plaster gauze strips. I have 3 yards of a stretch lace from Mood & some black knit that I have discharge dyed & want to play with those two fabrics. Rodarte inspired. Thanks for this opportunity!Kudsew

  154. AlexArchitect | | #154

    Two things I would like to drape among many others. A silk anniversary dress to wear when I reach my wedding weight (23yrs & counting) and a coat of chocolate/cool grey tweed and Bemberg for the lining. I can't find a pattern I like for the coat. I will just have to design my own.

  155. user-904956 | | #155

    I've been sewing 80 - 90% of what I wear for more than 35 years now. I've always been obese and diproportionate with my bottom half much bigger than my top half and even though I've lost more than 200 lbs over the last few years and can occasionally find something that fits that I'm willing to wear, I still have to sew most of what I wear if I want something that halfway fits and is somewhat flattering. I've never been able to use patterns straight out of the package so I know something of fitting patterns but I'd love to be able to drape my own visions and add some creative originallity to what I wear. A book on draping would be a great addition to my library. Winning it would give me that extra push to find someone with a little sewing knowledge to get together with to make our own dress forms with duct tape - I know just where my copy of Threads with the instructions on how to do it is sitting on my shelf.

  156. emilynd06 | | #156

    I have a draped vintage dress that I'd love to reproduce, since it's a little delicate to wear very often.

  157. Weena | | #157

    I would love to learn how to drape a soft dress that would really fit and be comfortable.

  158. jeannea | | #158

    I would love to add this skill to my pattern work.

  159. mutti | | #159

    I have a beautiful sheer white piece of fabric enhanced with a lot of silver sparkle and am trying to construct a one-shoulder top for a dance routine in December. I could sure use some help and Connie Amaden-Crawford's book looks like it would have the answer for me.

  160. sehqltr | | #160

    I would love to learn to drape dresses and jackets to give me back the waist I have lost temporarily due to 'the change.'

  161. User avater
    dmlackey | | #161

    I would just love to learn HOW TO DRAPE. Love dresses and suits - especially with a peplum.... so pretty and complimentary to the figure. I also love "old" movies from the 40's and 50's where this style was often highlighted!

  162. Sewin_Chick | | #162

    I would like to learn more about draping so I can actually apply it. Any finished garment I would want to wear (not just hang around in a closet).

  163. txblaize | | #163

    What would I want to drape? It would have to be what I will wear to my only child's wedding. As Mother of the Bride that would be perfect.

  164. DawnAnn | | #164

    I would love to drape an original design jacket that I am contemplating. I have some beautiful vintage fur jackets that I would like to combine into a new contemporary style. Draping would allow me design opportunities and help me achieve a great fit. I have been coveting this book for some time.

  165. user-1109387 | | #165

    This would be a fabulous tool for my classroom. My students and I would first use it to help us drape on of a kind Graduation gowns.

  166. user-1109387 | | #166

    This would be a fabulous tool for my classroom. My students and I would first use it to help us drape on of a kind Graduation gowns.

  167. User avater
    Redheadrn93 | | #167

    I love to sew & would like to learn the art of draping to make dresses.

  168. Pennymj | | #168

    I took a class with Connie to create a form of me!! A little scary but very useful for working on Garments. Since I have this form I would love to learn to drape on it! I love making garments from silk and from my custom thread lace so drape is a critical issue. The flow and drape is something that is difficukt to do from flat patterns.

  169. User avater
    GypsyThread | | #169

    I love to sew but have not had much experience with draping. Creating a great dress for myself would be fantastic!

  170. surfnsew | | #170

    I want to drape a replica of a beautiful Valentino dress I saw in Brisbane Museum of Art last year...

  171. sewcrazynancy | | #171

    I would love to learn to drape a wrap dress for myself, learning to conceal some less- than- wonderful figure features and highlighting my better features. I have never understood this technique and as a Basic Sewing teacher, have many clients who would love to know a bit about this elegant technique too. Love my Threads magazine and all the new areas you lead me into! Thanks.

  172. user-989267 | | #172

    This book belongs in my collection becaus I must master the art of self taught drapery for gowns.

  173. user-1150141 | | #173

    Love the styles of the 30's - bias cuts - and looking to move from the way overdone 'vintage' fashion of the 1950's - so this book would be just perfect!

  174. gr82trvl | | #174

    I just love threads, I've learned so much since discovering the magazine two months ago. Winning this book would be an added bonus!

  175. gpfrench | | #175

    I would love to drape a vest, with princess seam lines and a flared skirt to be made from my NUNO felt!

  176. Lacurlie | | #176

    I have big asperations of draping a fabulous Ciel Chapman-esque dress. So excited to be in the contest with this amazing book as the prize! Yay me!!

  177. user-2058214 | | #177

    Connie Crawford is inspirational in the way she addresses fit for all figures. I too would love to have and to read this book.

  178. rosb | | #178
  179. User avater
    frobson | | #179

    I would love to learn how to drape. I sew a great deal and would like to add this skill.

  180. fjay26 | | #180

    Hi, I am studing to become a Home Econmics Teacher in Qld, Australia. We aim to teach Creativity in textiles, with a focus on pattern adaptation (not teaching drafting from scratch), therefore the draping method supports this aim and encourages so much creativity. Students are free to create designs, that do not require patterns. I would love to win this book, so I can build my own skill in draping, as I have traditionally used patterns and pattern alteration to achieve creativity and individuality. I will then be in a position to help so many young Australians in my classrooms develop into 'confident and creative individuals' which is part of Goal 2 of the Melbourne Declaration on Educational Goals for Young Australians (2008). Fiona, Qld, Australia.

  181. Connied | | #181

    I have a few yards of pink silk chiffon with a gold thread embroidered edge that I bought years ago for a sari. I would love to drape it for a gown to wear for my second wedding or my son's wedding.

  182. rosb | | #182

    After several years of illness I want to go to a formal Christmas dinner this year having draped some beautiful silk I have into a very special dress .I have never done this so the book would be my dream to help me achieve my dream

  183. Buttonscreates | | #183

    I would love to learn to drape a wedding gown for both of my daughters. Their figures are so different than mine, I have been dreaming about it for years.

  184. SewingSteph | | #184

    I would drape dresses to fit my own particular figure issues. I have a few designer dresses I would like to copy if I knew more about draping.

  185. terricita | | #185

    I would love to understand draping so I could learn the shapes of pattern pieces in order to copy vintage fashion and design my own garments.

  186. jillstraw | | #186

    I've just begun exploring draping and have been searching for great books to provide instruction and advice. I am currently working on a version of a doo ri skirt I fell in love with, but have been wary of moving forward to the production of the draped toile. Winning this book would be exactly what I need to take the plunge and drape ahead! What a great addition this would be to my collection of sewing books. Dreaming of all the other wonderful projects on my head that this book would lead to!

  187. kellysews | | #187

    I would love to learn more about draping so I can expand my work with formal wear and less structured business wear.

  188. thesemstress | | #188

    I do theatrical costumes, so there are a lot of garments I'd be draping!

  189. User avater
    LadyofShalott | | #189

    I would love to get ideas from this book for draping a dress to wear for my upcoming wedding anniversary (in October). My husband loves to see me in dresses . . . and I love wearing them!

  190. Sew91 | | #190

    I would love to drape a bias cut top first, then a bias cut dress.

  191. LaurieEm | | #191

    I'd like to drape necklines on tops. Plus, I think that if I knew about draping, fit and ease would take on new meaning. Good luck to all of us!

  192. sensorydeb | | #192

    I took a draping class for knits from Connie a few years back. She is a great instructor and I can't wait to see her new book. In addition, her patterns fit!!!! Why can't the pattern companies see that new sewers need better sizing than 50 years ago? That is why we need a good draping book.

  193. sueece | | #193

    I would very much like to drape a dress. I currently have quite a few of Connie's patterns, I am a big fan of her and Threads!!

  194. Sergersage | | #194

    I've got a piece of rayon fabric that came from a friend who recently passed away. I would love to be able to drape a garment in her memory.

  195. lisacooperkeil | | #195

    I just enrolled in a draping class at my community college and I really want to learn how to do gowns. This is the required text book. I have used flat patterning but you can't make beautiful draped gowns with flat pattern technique.

  196. Breeyn | | #196

    I want to learn to drape like Vivienne Westwood.

  197. Breeyn | | #197

    I want to learn to drape like Vivienne Westwood.

  198. Mitzi | | #198

    Having lost 130 pounds over the past few years (I gained it from chemotherapy ;-( )I'm haveing to make a new wardrobe. There are many areas that draping would really help clothing fit better. I would love to have this book.

  199. Oceanpeg | | #199

    I would like to drape a Maxi Dress for my Plus Size body that would be acceptable and good enough to wear out in public at one of our senior citizens events or dances.

  200. ValH | | #200

    My daughter loves draped tops and dresses. I will soon be making her wedding dress and would love to be able to make the dress of her dreams.

  201. user-256869 | | #201

    I need to make a very special Christmas dress. It absolutely requires draping and will be made from two different materials, one soft and one stiffer. I'd love to have this book to help me, since the two materials blended will be challenging, given the design I have in mind.

  202. User avater
    Kim2cat | | #202

    have always wanted to know the secret to "draping" ..want to use this method on most of the garments i wish to construct ..wish me good luck with this entry!

  203. Cair | | #203

    After 4 surgeries related to removing cancer, I am no longer bilateral. This makes commercial patterns as much of a challenge to me as trying to think of things from my own head... maybe draping would help me with fitting options.

  204. User avater
    user-1117668 | | #204

    I took several classes from a teacher on draping. She was wonderful and made me realise how much it has to offer in creativity and your own design.I love to design my own clothes this way and would get a lot of mileage out of this book I'm sure.

  205. GTague | | #205

    I would love to learn how to drape prom dresses and formals. They look so good when they fit totally!

  206. horseshowdiva | | #206

    I am fortunate that my work takes me to India from time to time and I have collected some lovely sari silks. I have three patterns for dresses I really would like to make using the silks, but they require draping and I would like to feel better about skills before tackling the silks. This book would be a wonderful help.

  207. JoleenKnits | | #207

    Trying to decide what garment would be at the top of the list is challenging. Skirts are no. 1, followed by pants, loose dresses. Great book.

  208. User avater
    ctdamsel | | #208

    I would like to learn to drape

  209. moorjenn | | #209

    Oh, how I hope I win this terrific text! It looks fabulous!

  210. Mizmash | | #210

    Perhaps an elegant evening dress, to start with.

  211. User avater
    sewthernbelle | | #211

    I need to brush up on my draping skills for a business I would like to start in the next year.

  212. User avater
    kershawgirl | | #212

    I would like this book to help me with designing a chic swing coat and pair of elegant wrap pants which would act as an evening suit. That would be great!

  213. ursi | | #213

    I would like to learn the art of draping and pass along my knowledge. My first piece, perhaps some sort of evening gown/dress or tunic.

  214. deirdrenf | | #214

    Something I would love to learn beyond the basics.

  215. gerde | | #215

    I would drape a blouse first- one that could be worn and look great with jeans or skirts.... to conceal sight up and downs in weight!

  216. hansen_carol | | #216

    I've taken one draping class and would love to learn more. What a beautiful cover!

  217. sewright4you | | #217

    I would love to drape a new worship dance costume for a dance studio that I sew most of their costumes. I always am intrigued by the draping on Project Runway.

  218. User avater
    Muria | | #218

    My daughter loves draped dresses, and my past attempts have not been flattering. It would be wonderful to have a book that shows me how to drape fabric so that I can make flattering garments for both of us (I love flowing dresses, but in heavier fabrics than she prefers).

  219. User avater
    HStorm | | #219

    I would love to drape a gorgeous evening dress. Thanks!

  220. riversilt | | #220

    I have some beautiful fabric I am not sure what to use on. This book would help me create the gorgeous garment it was created for.

  221. closet | | #221

    I've had no formal training but I learn quickly from books. I'd love to include The Art of Fashion Draping in my library. My first project would be a flowing halter dress for my daughter reminiscent of Marilyn Monroe's famous white dress. I'm in love with vintage fashion.

  222. user-2082719 | | #222

    I am shortly to make a wedding gown for my eldest daughter and would love to understand thoroughly how to drape before embarking on this project

  223. ivy_rose | | #223

    I have an idea for some striped fabric, draping and stitching to create blocks of solid colour in a particular pattern on the body and a book like this will help me achieve my goal. :-)

  224. msfroggy | | #224

    I would love to drape several styles of blouses, to start, and continue with dresses, skirts, costumes and much more. I've never tried draping and would love to learn from a highly respected person in the field. Thanks.

  225. ozviking | | #225

    I have never had the courage to make a ball gown but if I could learn the technique of draping expensive light weight fabrics, I think I could do it.

  226. fergus4 | | #226

    I have taken several pattern drafting classes and would now like to move on to learning about draping. I am not aware of any draping classes in my town and this book would be a head start to my learning this process.

  227. Rabia | | #227

    I would love to learn to drape, period. How handy it would be to be able to make absolutely anything at all one wanted, without relying on a pattern! So, this book looks like a good place to start!

  228. User avater
    user-2079828 | | #228

    I would love to learn more about draping! I am just starting to create a wardrobe for myself. I want to wear things that were made to fit me!

  229. User avater
    Carmontie | | #229

    I'd love to drape some easy to sew cowl neckline dresses in eco-friendly bamboo/spandex fabric.

  230. SharonPicone | | #230

    I am still learning so much about sewing and how to improve my skills and would love to be able to add this book about draping to my ongoing quest for knowledge.

  231. AlaskaMarilyn | | #231

    I have an upcoming wedding I'll be making family dresses for (not wedding-party gowns). I would love to try draping for these garments!!

  232. User avater
    sergerqueen | | #232

    I love fashion sewing and I think in my second life I am destined to come back as a fashion designer. Sadly, I have never learned to drape, but I would love to teach myself and hone my skills. I would love to win this book and start on my fashion designing journey!

  233. User avater
    tusche | | #233

    Love to drape a Madame Gres style dress!

  234. LGjeltema | | #234

    The perfect sheath dress.

  235. bbieri | | #235

    I have wanted to learn draping for some time now.
    This book would be a great start

  236. JoanieK | | #236

    Would like to drape a dress for evening out on the town! Have no idea how such a thing could be accomplished, Look forward to reading the book.

  237. user-1150618 | | #237

    I started to learn pattern making and would love to learn about draping, too!
    The cover of the book looks amazing!

  238. katcorr | | #238

    I've been sewing since I was a child, but I have only recently started trying to teach myself how to drape so I can translate my designs into actual garments. My goal is to someday design and create my daughter's wedding gown.

  239. grami | | #239

    I'd love winning a book like this as three of my granddaughters are now teenagers and since some of my sewing is for them, I could apply what I learn to some of the fancier work I do for them. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  240. JDNow | | #240

    Love ALL of Connie Amaden-Crawford books! This one sounds wonderful and I would love to curl up with a nice cup of tea and read it.
    I am a fashion instructor at a community college and love to be informed for my students and I confess I like to impress them with sewing "tips".
    Just celebrated my third year of my blog WeSew and shared my three favorite tips.

  241. ANDREA_B | | #241

    I would love to drape a flowing backless dress. That would be my ultimate goal, but want to learn to drape and just create my own designs.
    Thanks for this great giveaway!

  242. Klaudia | | #242

    Obviously there is a need for this book considering how many people have posted. I would really, really like to have this book in my sewing library.

  243. Mengar | | #243

    Wow! That sounds like a great book to get the creative juices OVERflowing!

  244. DARMaryAnne | | #244

    I would love to drape a basic fitted dress. With a well fit basic pattern I could then create the patterns I would like to make. It would be easier to make a well-fitting pattern into the style I want than it would be to buy the pattern and then have to alter it.

  245. DARMaryAnne | | #245

    I would love to drape a basic fitted dress. With a well fit basic pattern I could then create the patterns I would like to make. It would be easier to make a well-fitting pattern into the style I want than it would be to buy the pattern and then have to alter it.

  246. agatha44 | | #246

    I would really love to get this book. I have always wanted to learn to drape and like the patterns and articles from Connie. A little black dress would be the perfect item for me to drape, as a first project!

  247. mkk5000 | | #247

    I would like to drape a fitted blouse on my body double.

  248. [email protected] | | #248

    I have been sewing since i was a child, however draping still mystifies me. i would love to have this book to help me improve my skill. wilsonforum

  249. sewing_teacher | | #249

    I would love to learn to drape a wonderful dress for wearing on the first day of school. Years ago I studied flat pattern making but have alwaysd been intrigued with draping.

  250. ThreadsandNeedles | | #250

    I have sewn for many, many years, but have only attempted draping once. I would love to learn the proper way to do this for any garment!

  251. User avater
    LF_Studio | | #251

    I would LOVE this book! I'd like to drape so many things, but would likely start with a dress with a low draped back. This would help so much in my work (theatrical costume) too, as I've always focused more on pattern-making.

  252. user-1132681 | | #252

    I´m for Costa Rica and learn to saw many year ago and later studied fashion design, however i never learedn to drape and would love to, and since most of my orofessional learning has been done on line or by books this would be a great opportunity.

  253. kniter | | #253

    This book would be a great addition to my sewing library. Learning to drape a dress to fit properly would be very exciting.

  254. Auntchelle | | #254

    I find it so hard to find a dress that is flattering and fits well. So, I'd love to drape a day dress that I could then copy over & over again.

  255. user-266456 | | #255

    a soft summer skirt please

  256. user-1116083 | | #256

    Like many above, it is difficult for me to find or make clothes that fit well because of my curves. I would love to learn how to drape so I could have a more sensual dressing and sewing experience. I love working with fabrics and patterns, but draping seems much more organic to me.

  257. annsmartt | | #257

    I learned to sew at 10 yrs old in a Caribbean country where commercial patterns were not readily available, therefore you had to draft your own patterns. Always wanted to enhance my draping skills, having lost a lot of what I had learn upon migrating to this country 28 yrs ago. I believe this book will help a great deal.

  258. User avater
    LuvThreadsMagazine | | #258

    I would like draping demystified, and this looks like the book to make that possible.

  259. User avater
    allsewedup | | #259

    I would like to learn how to drape a top. Something flatering for large a waisted woman.

  260. User avater
    wendy_ware | | #260

    The effects of draping seem so free and elegant - it would be lovely to learn.

  261. thesewbox | | #261

    Would love to really learn the ar of draping from Connie! First attempt would be a daydress - flowing and comfortable.

  262. User avater
    iatoak | | #262

    I could use all the help I can get on fitting clothes.

  263. luvso | | #263

    This looks like a fascinating read! I'd love
    To make a pretty dress that drapes perfectly on my body. Thanks!

  264. user-1061054 | | #264

    I have so many ideas for what I would love to drape, (if I just had a bit more knowledge), that it is hard to say what I would make first. I think I would like to make something for myself for a change....maybe a tunic top/dress of sorts.

  265. cltrice | | #265

    I love what I refer to as architectural pieces with unique twists like knit tops sewn on the bias to create interesting texture. I am new to garment construction but have been creating art with fabric for 15 years,

  266. gypsysue | | #266

    It would be so thrilling to win this book. I haven't tried draping, but its of keen interest right now.

  267. User avater
    iris68 | | #267

    I always wanted to be able to drape fine silk, which is hard to work with! Thank you for the opportunity.

  268. twiggie | | #268

    I would to add this book to my knowledge shelf. I rather drape a garment vs pattern making. Starting to experience 3D and would love to have professional advise on the proper construction.

  269. user-2086798 | | #269

    I have been sewing for many years now, I would love to do something other then sewing from a pattern. The idea of "draping" just intrigues me. Its the knowledge of learning something new.

  270. vrenibc | | #270

    I would drape myself a wardrobe that fits, that flatters my oversized figure. Most of the clothing I wear doesn't fit well, but is adequate. I would also like to be able to make patterns for my sister who is the primary caregiver for my mother, as well as clothes for my mother-in-law, who is 89 years old and is losing the ability to get dressed by herself so could use some designs that are easier to get in and out of.

  271. sewweezee | | #271

    I am a petite person. I would love to learn how to drape and apply that skill to a small shape so I could see instantly whether my scale and proportions were correct.

  272. dragonswing | | #272

    Gee, finally got logged in after 15 mins of trying!!!
    I'd like to try draping with fabrics like chiffon, organza or satin. This book sounds very interesting.

  273. sewzthat | | #273

    Would love to drape dresses with interesting skirt elements.

  274. hsenkler | | #274

    I would draft a soft but tailored dress for myself. I am tall, padded, and big busted. Very few things fit me at all let alone nicely.

    I want to be able to wear a summery dress without falling out, getting pinched, or feeling like the prow of a ship.

  275. torilynn | | #275

    I want to drape a flowy summer dress that looks like I am supposed to be this big, because a smaller frame couldn't hold her own in the design.

  276. user-985313 | | #276

    I am the costume designer/shop supervisor at a university and I am always looking for new cutting edge books to enable us to further our sewing skills.

  277. lorettoDOLL | | #277

    I've been a fan of the famous Madeline Vionnet who draped her creations on a 24" mannequin. I have tried it myself, but seriously need help on how draping is done. I'd love to learn more about it and then try it on a real person, hopefully my beautiful granddaughter Rachel who has a love of fashion.

  278. User avater
    andysmom | | #278

    Count me in. I would love to learn draping. I have learned so much from this site especially the insider and now only need to learn the draping to cap it off. Thanks for all the great offers and the helpful information you provide.

  279. 2370 | | #279

    I would love to drape a very fluid organic silk/hemp fabric that I found in Albuquerque.

  280. Topocct | | #280

    I would love to drape my future wedding dress. Among other things such as dresses, tops, skirts, and well more dresses while I wait for my prince charming.

  281. Dizzylizz | | #281

    Would like to drape elegant comfortable flattering and expressive work wear that speaks to who I am as well as being practical and versatile and I do not mean knits...

  282. user-990455 | | #282

    I would love to drape the perfect blouse in a fabulous silk to get the fit I can't find elsewhere.

  283. Cleo236 | | #283

    I would love to learn how to drape the perfect pantsuit in a classic timeless style and lightweight fabric that will compliment me for any occasion.

  284. user-1150018 | | #284

    I would love to drape a sheer hand painted silk fabric into a fabulous jacket.!

  285. sewcietymaven | | #285

    I try to drape in small segments, but need more help! Project Runway is inspiring, but a masterclass afterward would be a wonderful treat!

  286. user-2042928 | | #286

    I would like to drape a medium gray wool gauze dress which one could wear to work and then to go out that night, maybe adding a beaded belt.

  287. Timmithea | | #287

    I draped a gown for the first time several years ago. I look at it now and laugh! It wasn't that great, but it wasn't too bad either. I've never had an formal training with draping techniques. Maybe having this book may enlighten me about the process and the second time draping might be even better!

  288. user-1109679 | | #288

    I have a picture of a jacket from an art festival ($800) that I would love to recreate. I have never seen a pattern even close enough to adapt...but would love to earn draping to give me more flexibility in what I create.

  289. User avater
    MrsTIm07 | | #289

    I am desperate to learn how to drape dresses, bustiers, and halters that gorgeous draping look. As much as I now DESPISE and am DISGUSTED by Vin Badhu, I would LOVE to be able to drape the way he did with the hot pink cami. That was gorgeous!!

  290. User avater
    azbarbara | | #290

    Dresses, I love to wear dresses and would love to drape some. :)

  291. user-2073083 | | #291

    I would love to drape a white silk suit or a black one. I have to wear a lot of black and white dressesandsuits and want to create something that doesn't't look like I'm wearing a uniform and is unique. Winning would be great considering I haveseven granddaughters who want me to sew for them and have totally different tastes in clothing.

  292. sewson | | #292

    I would love to know how to drape long evening gowns on the bias. I do a little draping on tops but cant get to the next step and do evening gowns.... Love this site!

  293. ONEHAF | | #293

    Books are my staple for learning and I would absolutely love to refine my skills by learning this technique and having a resource for those skills.

  294. Tammyonce | | #294

    I want to learn about draping. I like how it looks, but don't know how. HELP! Thanks

  295. user-1110557 | | #295

    I'd love to win this book and learn more about draping so that I culd drape skirts and interesting necklines on dresses and tops. Joyce

  296. dianneh | | #296

    I have designed and created two beautiful wedding dresses for my two of my daughters and referred to Threads in each instance. I would truly love to use "Draping" for help in creating a wedding dress for my grand-daughter (in several years, of course!)

  297. sewsam | | #297

    Draping, now that's something I've never tried but would love to give a go at.

  298. JoNaiman | | #298

    Live the clothes of the 20s, and would love to be able to drape a Madeleine Vionnet style dress.

  299. weavergal50 | | #299

    I have been afraid to try draping, but would love some support on draping some evening wear and a creative top or two.

  300. alisoncat | | #300

    I've always been fascinated by draping, I'd love to try it!

  301. User avater
    janith | | #301

    I would love to venture into draping the china silk wedding dress I designed years ago in time for the Women's Club Scholarship Fashion Show. I'm hoping my young apprentice will let me use her body double dress form.

  302. Carolsewmuch | | #302

    I would love to be able to drape a coat using a great piece of wool that
    I have.

  303. User avater
    KarenGass | | #303

    I would love to learn how to drape dresses of all kinds, from elegant evening to day dresses. I am all about dresses :) and have ideas for them, but I don't know how to make them come to life. Thank you for the giveaway!

  304. designsbj | | #304

    I am quite a good sewer but I am afraid of draping wrongly. I would love some knowledge and understanding through
    Threads as I adore draped clothing Jane

  305. designsbj | | #305

    I am quite a good sewer but I am afraid of draping wrongly. I would love some knowledge and understanding through
    Threads as I adore draped clothing Jane

  306. Ikebana152 | | #306

    I have a group of friends with whom i have formed a " dress up" club. We plan a day out once a quarter and get dressed up - dresses, great shoes, perfume, hats, etc., each time on a iffernt season. I would love to drape a modern day dress for one of these occassions.

  307. User avater
    runwaygal | | #307

    While visiting my mon a couple weeks ago we went into Fabrique Fabric Store and someone showed me this book and the first steps of draping. I had kind of a mini lesson while she shopped. They use this book to teach classes.
    I have not yet bought the book but have been checking around and would love to have it to know all the steps to drape on my dress form to actually fit me.

  308. morningmorna | | #308

    I would love to learn how to drape and would especially like to apply this skill to dresses.

  309. beachdoll | | #309

    I have a degree in Apparel Design, and my favorite book is one about Vionnet. The moment I saw my first instruction on basic draping, I knew I would be able to fit anyone-understanding the movement of fabric on and around the human shape is more important than anything-if the garment doesn't hang right and fit the person's silhouette, it doesn't matter how chic the style or gorgeous the fabric-draping creates the vision.

  310. user-1045889 | | #310

    Sounds like a fun book to learn from!

  311. User avater
    Calama | | #311

    With a hard to fit body, I would love to drape a well fitting jacket and coat, to develop a bodice I could work with.

  312. Tom1Vic2 | | #312

    Draping a ballroom gown - that would be my challenge.

  313. MaterialThings | | #313

    My daughter has a hard to fit shape and I would so love to drape her and help her make wonderful, flattering clothes.

  314. User avater
    sewingagain | | #314

    I started sewing at age 8 and have sewn many different things in the past 45 years, but I have never draped anything. I'm in the process of making a body double dress form to begin learning how to drape. This book would be a wonderful resource.

  315. badea | | #315

    I would love to drape a LBD.

  316. Becky611 | | #316

    My niece has her first formal school dance this year and she is plus sized. I would love to make her a real knock out dress.

  317. user-942136 | | #317

    I am only 5'1/2" tall, started sewing in home-ec class 1978. Slowly turned to quilting and making garments for my baby girls. Just beginning to get back into sewing clothes for myself. Would love to learn how to drape tops, dresses, skirts, etc. that would flatter my shape and give me the appearance of more height! Much of the clothes items available out in the stores are made of lesser quality fabrics and lack the structure and couture techniques that truly are the backbone of a well made garment - resulting in a poor fit and overall unflattering look!!!

  318. User avater
    smfsprout | | #318

    I would love to drape an unstructured jacket and I think this book would be just perfect to help me learn all about the design.

  319. momster399 | | #319

    Would love to learn how to drape a whole outfit with all of my fitting issues!!

  320. momster399 | | #320

    Would love to learn how to drape a whole outfit with all of my fitting issues!!

  321. user-447546 | | #321


    Proper draping will ensure that I create the garment that fits just right, accentuates my better features & hides all those that are not quite up to par.

    Will this book be available through Threads?


  322. User avater
    BarbaraCatFurStudio | | #322

    I'd love to drape a sleek jacket to wear over a pencil skirt. I'd use a lightweight wool gabardine.

  323. lroll | | #323

    Doing theatrical costuming and bridal alterations, I am always looking for some new techniques to achieve a specific look. I think this would solve a few problems for me.

  324. user-1142471 | | #324

    I've been sewing for almost half of my
    Life. Now I am in school for design and I have draping next semester. It would be phenomenal to win this book and get a head start!

  325. jennipher | | #325

    I will never forget,when I was 10 years old(1975) I watched an interview on television about a designer demonstrating his draping techniques for his haute couture line. Forget even trying to prounounce this new found art,I was so excited,I ran down to my mother's sewing room...confiscated what I could and then ran to my best friend's house to make us some awesome new skirts! In the middle of my "fitting" her,her french grandmother entered the room and immediately scolded us. She said I was doing it all wrong and insisted only flat cutting was proper,proceeded to lay the fabric out and cut her version of my vision. I laugh now as I look back remembering how confused I was knowing in my heart I was onto something that was more joyful than chocolate cake and Shaun Cassidy. Now that I am much older,and a better seamstress, I would like to revisit this well remembered and exciting art! jennipher

  326. eewells | | #326

    skirts, and more skirts!

  327. doreenlinehan | | #327

    I would like to drape dresses and skirts to get the best look for my body.

  328. user-1115485 | | #328

    I would like to understand the finer points of draping as it applies to different fabrics and garments.

  329. User avater
    acatalina2 | | #329

    In the early 1990's I purchased a lovely ankle length black wool coat; which was gently worn throughout the years. Over the last decade I have envisioned this coat in a plethora of modern styles and a repurposing project seems inevitable. Still, I want the best style and drape for my body-type and I'm not sure how to achieve those goals.

  330. abelfamily | | #330

    Our mail was held because they were repairing the bridge on the only way into our development. When we picked up the the mail and I got my Threads I couldn't wait to read it. One of the things I noticed was the piece about the book. I even mentioned that it would make a great Christmas gift for me. I am an advanced sewer and am currently working my way through "apparel making in Fashion Design" by Injoo Kim and Mykyung Uh because I don't have formal training and want to learn all that I can. I have all these design in my head and some on paper, this book would go a long way to making some of them a reality.

  331. mary_sews | | #331

    I'm a costumer and have been trying to find a really good book on draping. I'd love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  332. user-2080344 | | #332

    Since developing my "grandma figure", I have had fitting problems and sewing for myself isn't fun anymore. Learning to drape for my short, grandma figure would be very helpful.

  333. user-2036954 | | #333

    I would like this book for my high school Fashion Design class to use for draping their prom dress.

  334. Bethechange | | #334

    I've always been more comfortable with flat pattern making; I need this book to push me out of my comfort zone! From what I understand about draping, you can design as you go, placing and moving style lines until you love the look. So maybe it's best not to decide what garment to make until you're making it! I would make a special occasion dress, but the details of the dress would emerge as I work. A very exciting process!

  335. suemari | | #335

    I would love to drape a silky top for the holidays.

  336. suemari | | #336

    I would love to drape a silky top for the holidays.

  337. EmSewCrazy | | #337

    I just got a dress form and would love to learn draping techniques. I am am always looking for new ways to add something special to everyday wear so I would love to drape some knit tops.

  338. User avater
    AngelaLee | | #338

    As I am learning as I go, this book would be a great addition to my collection. I would love to drape the perfect dress to fit my short, rounded figure.

  339. reginaanne | | #339

    I am a big fan of dressing up dark skinny jeans with heels and a gorgeous top. Never having draped a garment before, it would be wonderful to have Connie by my side as I try to make one of those tops myself.

  340. user-1113289 | | #340

    I'd love to drape knitted fabrics for skirts and cardigans.

  341. SaraZoe | | #341

    I would love to learn how to drape, since I was a child inspired me many wonderful designers, but born in Cuba we didn't have the facility to learn such a wonderful trade, but maybe now would be able to learn God's willing. Thanks so much for the opportunity you're giving to all of us!

  342. user-1112694 | | #342

    Draping can be so very flattering for older women - especially for evening wear or bridal.

  343. user-1112694 | | #343

    Draping can be so very flattering for older women - especially for evening wear or bridal. I would love to learn better methods for this technique - especially with a beloved granddaughter getting married soon. Jean Halliwell

  344. Stephanie2X | | #344

    I got engaged on January 1st 2012 and I will be creating my own dress so I you love to learn the best ways to drape my fabric.

  345. StitchFree | | #345

    My sister is getting married soon and I would love to be able to drape a dress for me to wear to the wedding. I don't currently own any dresses that are wedding appropriate, particularily for the sister of the bride.

  346. User avater
    adrianna1973 | | #346

    Wrap dresses have always been flattering on my plus size petite figure. I would love to drape a wrap dress that is hybridized with a 50's day dress.

  347. CharlieG77 | | #347

    In a past life as a design student, I had an older copy of this book for class. This looks like it's a beautiful update.

  348. ArtofRed | | #348

    I have a dressform and would LOVE to learn how to drape beautiful fabric on it to make a fabulous top to wear with skinny jeans or leggings. I think it would really help me to be more creative to make one of a kind garments. Thanks!!

  349. organdy | | #349

    i would love to learn draping because i have a wonderful collection of gorgeous silks and soft leathers that are waiting for a flattering design.

  350. OrahLee | | #350

    I have had a piece of rose colored chiffon for several years --- hanging on the bedroom door where I can see it every day. I just could never figure out how to make the dress I've envisioned. The draping instructions ARE what I am NEEDING !
    I hope that I win this book. It would be nice to replace the "decor" on my door with a new piece.

  351. user-1144255 | | #351

    I would love a refresher on draping so I could re-drape the dress I made in college years ago. I LOVED that dress and would love to have it again, updated for 2012 and my current body!

  352. Kealoha | | #352

    I would love to drape an evening gown! I'm definitely more comfortable with flat pattern design and would love to be more inspired to create through draping.

  353. DLHORN2 | | #353

    I having watching Project Runway for 4yr's & being able to being able to drape fabric the way these wonderful designers do would be GREAT. I am a size 12 to 14 & beautifuly draped garments would make me look as though I steped off the runway.

  354. leighp | | #354

    I love, love, love to sew!! I actually learned to sew in the 2nd grade (only about 50 years ago)- taught by my Mother-who learned from her Mother and a home-ec class. She taught me using commercial patterns-and I pretty much did not venture from the pattern!! I would love to be given "permission" to create exactly what I want, and I think draping may just get me out of the box!!! Leigh Deese

  355. User avater
    Cheriezel | | #355

    As a plus size girl I would love to learn to drape tops for myself!

  356. [email protected] | | #356

    My daughters and I are three different shapes and sizes. Having only one dress form, this book would be the answer to my dreams.

  357. Grandmagwen | | #357

    I would like to drape a nice evening gown first and then an elegant pants suit. Thank you for you magazine and all the help you give to us all.

  358. Grandmagwen | | #358

    I am disabled and my body is so distorded in it's profile (short 5' tall, one shoulder down the other up, sway backed, barrel chested, etc.) and I never look good in my clothes. Would like to be able to make one outfit using the drape that might conceal some of the lack of balance of my body. Thank you.

  359. dana02 | | #359

    I have a beautiful piece of silk charmeuse that I would like to make into a top. Still too afraid to cut into it :)

  360. user-1123105071 | | #360

    I would love to drape the perfect skirt for my self. I admire those how can make clothes wiht draping and want to understand more about it.

  361. User avater
    bunnyflower | | #361

    I would love to drape a 1940's-style evening gown!!

  362. Jemnoshoul | | #362

    I would like to learn the skill of draping to make a knit dress that really fit.

  363. pdlb1956 | | #363

    Learning this technique would really help get me excited about sewing again. I have such a had time getting the fit right that I usually end up with an uncompleted garment and lots of frustration!

  364. user-1111193 | | #364

    Now that I am having reconstruction surgery, I would love to have this book to try out my new figure. I have had classes with Connie Crawford and am a real fan of hers. I will probably buy the book anyway.

  365. penelopeelse | | #365

    I'd like to drape a dress which flows over a real woman's curves, rather than the 2-D fashions you see in the shops, which are good only for 2-D women.

  366. ASewingSister | | #366

    Being very curvy and plus-sized too, I would love to drape an entire wardrobe for me that would fit my unique body. I'm always looking for ways to sew my garments easier, faster, or (most of all) better!

  367. user-1135603 | | #367

    First I learn how to drape-then I'll know where I want to go!

  368. User avater
    Bryan1977 | | #368

    I would love to drape a formal dress for my daughter to wear. I think it would be a fun experience we could share together.

  369. sewmydreams | | #369

    Evening gowns—sumptuous dresses from the finest fabrics, silks and chiffons—to make a women feel like she is at the Oscars—when I think draping I think of lightness and fluidity. I have never draped anything (don’t know how) but would like to learn. Perhaps I will. . .

  370. winkm33 | | #370

    I'd like to drape a Mother of the Bride dress.

  371. Beth18 | | #371

    Wow, this could help me drape those pants I have been dreaming about.

  372. User avater
    rosalamb | | #372

    My fantasy draping exercise is an all in one pants suit, you know the top and bottom joined together? I have always thought that these garments look so swish and elegant.

  373. ceoo | | #373

    Learning to drape is something I have always wanted to do. I have such a hard time finding tops to fit. I love to sew and learning to drape would make it much more fun.

  374. ceoo | | #374

    Learning to drape is something I have always wanted to do. I have such a hard time finding tops to fit. I love to sew and learning to drape would make it much more fun.

  375. user-1110316 | | #375

    I would love to drape a simple elegant nightgown in 1940s style.

  376. sew2sew4 | | #376

    I would like to drape a blouse with a special effect on the back.

  377. user-1110045 | | #377

    Hi I am an intermediate sewer and would love to drape my own dress to make a pattern template. This would help me discover the freedom of designing my own clothes without buying patterns.

  378. MomOfTheGoose | | #378

    It has always been my dream to design wedding gowns. This book is exactly what I need to get started :)

  379. Pfaffmaus | | #379

    I would love to be able to drape a breezy kaftan dress for my mom, who taught me most everything I know about sewing.

  380. user-2014905 | | #380

    I do some sewing for the local theater and would love this book as a resource

  381. KayGV | | #381

    I make costumes for 4th grade kids to wear on an historic recreation of Arizona territorial life at the Tubac Presidio Museum. For one day they attend school in a historic school/church location, tour the Museum that has artifacts from the Spanish explorations and settlements of Father Juan de Baptista. We try to outfit children with clothing appropriate to the mid 19th century styles. I would love to use this book to better address the adult styles for teachers, librarians and others who can participate in the event.

  382. stephotshka | | #382

    I would like to drape a nice versatile jersey dress

  383. schrodanger | | #383

    Draping can be difficult. I have draped some simple projects and a few more complicated dresses and made patterns from them. It can be very time consuming, but very rewarding. I need instruction in every step and an update would be wonderful! Connie is the best!

  384. PattyHonor | | #384

    I have some success draping without any instructions. It would be really great to have step by step instructions.

  385. ItaB | | #385

    Dresses of course, but honestly - a great pair of pants!

  386. threadlady7 | | #386

    Anything! I would love to learn how to drape. Draped garments seems to fit better (from what I've seen).

  387. ELOISEHARRIS18 | | #387

    ELOISEHARRIS18 writes: There was a certain couture Armani pant-suit that as soon as I saw it, I wanted it badly. I could not have that $2,500.00 item then. Now that I am a more competent seamstress, I know that I can re-create that image still locked in my mind and armed with "THE ART OF FASHION DRAPING" helping me I can finally realize my dream of having that well tailored suit made just for me.

  388. Djane | | #388

    coming from a house with four sisters, who are surrounded by many other awesome and unique women, clothing is an important matter! Mastering the art draping would be an awesome way to enable our and many other unique personalities.

  389. Djane | | #389

    coming from a house with four sisters, who are surrounded by many other awesome and unique women, clothing is an important matter! Mastering the art draping would be an awesome way to enable our and many other unique personalities.

  390. kyotocate | | #390

    I would try mind hand at draping my daughter's wedding dress.

  391. arjee63 | | #391

    I would love to drape an evening gown with a ruched neckline; I already have the green satin fabric for this, and a rough idea of the ruching pinned in, but getting the dress to hang correctly will be a challenge.

  392. tjlh54 | | #392

    I love to drape and see a beautiful dress come forth with just fabric manipulation on the form. What next? Day dresses that would be worn often.

  393. user-2075850 | | #393

    My friends and I are attending an Aids awarness fundreser in october and I would love to drape a fab dress to wear.

  394. ASGSEWS | | #394

    I would like to try draping a perfect bodice pattern for my changing body. Weight loss and gravity have shifted things that need to be factored in to a new sloper. I need to adjust my dress form to match my new body. I know I would get good information from Connie's book.

  395. kathywhite | | #395

    I would love to fit shoulders and round backs - its one thing to adjust a pattern to fit, but another to start from

  396. christydesigns | | #396

    My neice and best friend are both handicapped. My daughters both have spine issues. This book would help us all create flattering clothing that we can't buy off the rack. Thank you for offering a chance at this book!

  397. User avater
    Miira | | #397

    I'd like to learn how to drape those fabulous bias cut dresses from the thirties.

  398. User avater
    kiwitan | | #398

    I would love to learn to drape evening dresses of the 1930s, so that my daughter looks like the sophisticated movie stars of the past at her ball.

  399. FlorenceJYWee | | #399

    I always look in awe the drapes done on the mannequin on display in boutiques and wish that one day I will be able to learn the art of draping..from tops to evening wear...This book would definitely be in my collection..

  400. sewingheaven888 | | #400

    I would love to drape a white flowing dress.:)

    (if you happen to see my comment come up three times..its not because am trying to pull a fast one lol..its because of a glitch on threads part...which hasnt been sorted out).

  401. keep_sewing | | #401

    I would like to drape a dress in a lightweight fabric. :)

  402. NJV57 | | #402

    I haven't draped anything since college. I would love to try a fabulous costume.

  403. dolinbliss | | #403

    What a great giveaway! I would love to learn more about draping.

  404. joyjen | | #404

    I'm really interested in learning about this technique. I've seen it done and don't really understand it very well. This book would, no doubt, provide a great foundation.

  405. User avater
    jamaco | | #405

    There seems to be little or no info on draping a plus size (22 or greater) figure. I would love to see more on plus size women!

  406. Gayle2054 | | #406

    I would love to learn about drapping this technique would make dressmaking fun and functional. I have finally completed my Judy to fit my body using tips from Threads and this would be a great thing to try out on it.

  407. missmimi | | #407

    I am [email protected] and I would love to own Connie Crawford's book. I assure you I would make good use of it.

    Thank you,
    maryann clavin

  408. Maranyc | | #408

    I would love to win this book! I would like to learn to drape a beautiful retro dress. I am obsessed with draping. I have tried making cowl necks but have failed miserably and perhaps this wonderful book can teach me to make a beautiful top or dress. Thanks!

  409. orangelush | | #409

    I would love to drape a dress similar to the cape of the dress on the back cover of Sept issue, so the folds spiraled from one shoulder, across bodice to the waist and continuing thru body to the hem of the skirt. Like a modern twist (literally) to a sari.

  410. Shukyuen | | #410

    I would love to drape EVERYTHING! I have always started out with pattern drafting, that is, my designs are more structural. Draping seems to make the garments more organic that is something I need to try!

  411. lynnevv | | #411

    Wow-I'd love to drape a dress for my daughter, and me, and my best friend, etc, etc.... I have another of her books, and this would be great to add to my knowledge base.

  412. Mrs_Lyons | | #412

    I would drape dresses and skirts with interesting details like pleats on the bias, etc, that can be tricky to draft on a flat pattern peice.

  413. FashionIsMyPassion | | #413

    I would love to win this book!
    Thanks for the drawing.
    Kindest regards,

  414. [email protected] | | #414

    Two things:
    I badly want to drape pants because I can't find a pair to fit. Fitting patterns never did quite make it, even when I was young and fairly shapely. Only once in my life could I buy pants off the rack (for a decade, after some serious attention to fitness, and now I despair of ever changing my body again to do that.
    Also, I want to drape ballroom competition costumes. I've made a few, drafting and re-drafting patterns (some from scratch, and some copied from another costume), but you have to see the costume in action before you know you've got it right. Sort of like sculpting in clay; add a bit, take away a bit, add..., takeaway....

  415. Moos | | #415

    Love to winn this book. I find draping the best part of sewing cloth.

  416. user-931012 | | #416

    I have never tried draping. I have watched them on fashion designer do it and read about it but am pretty chicken to try fabric doing this. I stick to patterns and then get disappointed when they don't fit. I see all the puckers and am slowig learning to adjust them before cutting them out. They still don't quite fit right. Maybe draping would be better. Would love to learn more about it.

  417. jzzl | | #417

    I've always wanted to try draping. This looks like just the kick I need

  418. Stef16 | | #418

    With 2 daughters who are classical singers and always need stage gowns I could really use the Art of Fashion Draping by Connie Amaden-Crawford to learn more about how to create with drape!

  419. mombee | | #419

    I enjoy reading books that inspire creative expression.

  420. youbou_girl | | #420

    I would like to earn the techniques ofMadeleine Vionnet.

  421. phoebe1beloved | | #421

    a long time ago I learned to drape but with ordinary patterns. I would like some inspiration and review.

  422. Alexandra | | #422

    I'd love to have this book and learn how to drape. So much fun!

  423. folk1080 | | #423

    I'd love to learn how to drape a bridal gown for my vow renewal ceremony next summer.

  424. basicstamper | | #424

    I would love to learn how to drape a dress that actually fits me. Then I would move on and try draping some lovely dresses for my daughter.

  425. User avater
    MrsTIm07 | | #425

    I want to learn draping techniques for halters and dresses. I love the look but have ZERO idea of how to get the "look"

  426. nsews | | #426

    I would love to learn how to drape a formal evening dress for myself.

  427. Lovi | | #427

    I would love to drape dresses, skirts and blouses that actually fit me. Most importantly I would love to learn proper draping techniques!

  428. mommasew | | #428

    I truly would like to learn draping technique! It seems to fit so much better than just flat-pattern. My twin daughters are learning to sew and fit - they would be enthralled with being able to make their own creations!

  429. dpettersen | | #429

    I've wanted to give draping a try. Fitting seems like it would be improved.

  430. user-2079405 | | #430

    I would drape dresses, skirts and jackets of fabrics that emphasis vertical and diagonal lines for soft feminine looks that would be appropriate as business casual.

  431. User avater
    gwensews | | #431

    I have Crawford's Patternmaking book, and it is my go-to book. I would love to own the Draping book, and know I would learn from it.

  432. vwren99 | | #432

    I want to drape historic styled garments, especially from the 1870s and 1910s.

  433. LauraBolcina | | #433

    This looks like an amazing book!!

  434. kaponton | | #434

    I'd love to try draping a 1920's or 1930's style evening dress!

  435. create2 | | #435

    need to learn new techniques . I need to keeping learning . cathy

  436. user-253883 | | #436

    I'm so curious about draping...this book looks helpful.

  437. user-2098441 | | #437

    I have been sewing for years. I am interested to learn more about draping!!!

  438. zybet | | #438

    I would use draping technics not only on garments but also on interior tecor projects.

  439. Animama | | #439

    I would love to have this book to learn to drape a well fitting bodice.

  440. user-936261 | | #440

    Recently, I've been researching some of the theatrical, yet modern designs of Valentina, another brilliant draping queen. They are absolutely devine!! I remember Threads doing an article about some of her couture techniques a while back. With the help of an extensive draping book like this one, I could create some of my own Valentina-inspired beauties!

  441. Catlover1 | | #441

    I've been sewing all my life but still love to learn techniques and applications for my favourite hobby. I am about to make 5 bridesmaids dresses which are to have a chiffon overlay, hence this book would come in VERY handy.

  442. user-2070943 | | #442

    I admire some of the modern fashion techniques that combine simplicity, the beauty of human form and best fabric properties. I believe that everything that looks simple and divine has a lot of knowledge built into it. Exclusively draped fabric allows to accentuate favorite parts of the body and gracefully hide the not-so-favorite ones. My daughter just turned 13 and she inspires me to sew. With all the formal dances she has to look forward to, I am looking forward to expanding my skills and creativity. This book is a gem that will allow me to gain the know-how.

  443. sewkari | | #443

    I'd love to learn to drape flowing chiffon or organza dresses!

  444. cinderelladressmaker | | #444

    I have long admired the art of draping. This fabulous bood by Connie would be of great benefit to me as a dressmaker. While studying Fashion Design, my best designs and marks where due to draping! Thank you for the opportunity! Cheers!

  445. malice400 | | #445

    I just received my fall fashion copies of the two major American fashion magazines, and they are filled with examples of $5000 plus American and French couture garments celebrating the spare, elegant architectural style of the 1960's.

    For those of us who sew, wouldn't it be fun to drape one of our own "tribute to the '60's" designs and custom make it for ourselves using lush vintage fabrics. And for pennies on the dollar?

  446. margaretinma | | #446

    I would like to be able to make garments in the style of Madeleine Vionnet.

  447. HappyGenny | | #447

    In any design field, be it fashion design, architecture or furniture, I think that designs that really 'work' owe more than a nod to the designs of Mother Nature. Their balanced lines and textures etc work seamlessly (pardon the pun) with the inherent properties of the materials they are made from. Designs that don't always look awkward somehow.

    To me, draping is how this plays out in fashion design, and it cannot be over-emphasized. Draping allows fabric to move naturally and ensures the design makes use of it's particular properties. Well draped garments have an unmatchable elegance and harmony about them.

    As a home sewer who used to work in the fashion industry, I often don't start with a pattern. As I currently live in a smaller town than I'd like, and since we don't have a world class selection of fabrics, I start with what's available and see how it moves before I finalize a design for it. Sometimes a fabric will make me completely rethink a project, all in the name of making the best of it.

    I'd LOVE this book, as it would allow me to learn more about this. It hope it would also give me the language I need to talk about it more effectively. I often get consulted on wardrobe selection and special outfits, and sometimes drape is just the hardest thing to explain.

    Thank you SO much for this generous opportunity. <3

  448. sk27 | | #448

    I believe draping is the key to understanding what different types of fabric can and cannot [should not] do. Also, it is a very creative method of designing.

  449. pjnewt | | #449

    I've stopped buying sewing books because I have the area covered (if not over covered), but when I saw a draping book I took notice. Wow! A missing piece of education. I'd love to have this book and learn the techniques and concepts involved with draping.

  450. mastoll | | #450

    Ah! I would love to drape my daughters' wedding dresses - some day.

  451. matrice43 | | #451

    Would love the book.

  452. oldpeacock | | #452

    As I age and my body changes, I am finding it difficult to find clothes and patterns that fit well. I would like to learn "draping" so that I can improve the quality of my overall look, by sewing fashions that fit well and that I have made uniquely my own.

  453. user-1127959 | | #453
  454. user-1127959 | | #454

    Having reiired 2 years ago and with limited physical abilities I renewed my hobby of sewing from many years ago. This hobby has now become a beloved obsession. I have been educating myself as much as possible to become the best I can be and have been collecting educational materials as much as possible. I would like to start sewing for other people as a business and this important book would be very valued in my growing collection. I love you Threads, you are the best to fuel our passions.

  455. User avater
    shocreations | | #455

    Threads have inspired me to return to my passion of sewing.
    Draping of fashionable clothes have sparked an interest in this area for me, which I've never had the experience. Now that I am home-bound due to several illnesses I would like to learn this technique very much. I would be so very happy and honored to win "The Art of Fashion Draping" by Connie Amaden-Crawford for this reason.
    Thank you very much for this opportunity.

  456. nat64 | | #456

    this book would so take my sewing skills to the next level.

  457. User avater
    Djonee | | #457

    i would like to drape a particular gown in the style of Valentino......

  458. sewingfanforever | | #458

    I love Threads magazine! I have been sewing my own clothes since the age of ten (that's 43 years of sewing experience) but your magazine never fails to inspire me and teach me something new. A copy of this book on draping would be so welcome, especially since the retail price puts it way out of budget. It would be hard to pick a single garment that I would most like to drape, but if I had to choose, it would probably be a sophisticated coat.

  459. user-1149371 | | #459

    A silk chiffon gown...

  460. Sewmeister | | #460

    I would love to learn to drape for my two daughters who are very curvy and find it hard to find clothes that fit well

  461. sewfly86 | | #461

    I actually own your other book which is absolutely wonderful and would like to try out the other tips that you have added to the book. I enjoy draping gowns! Would love to have this useful book! It is a treasure of information.....

  462. GeoaDesigns | | #462

    I have wanted this book for so long, but it's so expensive. So my fingers are crossed that I am chosen as a winner!

  463. User avater
    slmendes | | #463

    I took a fashion draping class at a sewing school, but had to borrow the book for the class as it is pricey. I absolutely loved the class, and would really like to drape more patterns into fashions. This book would be a great help with that dream!

  464. bluehorse | | #464

    This book would be an excellent resource for my students to use in class.

  465. User avater
    markitahg | | #465

    I would drape a bias dress, have this book on my want list!

  466. user-2015061 | | #466

    I would love to create well fitted elegant garments, for my family. A variety of body shapes including, a person with scoliosis. This book would help achieve this.

  467. bonni | | #467

    I have always loved draped dresses and will enjoy trying these techniques. Thanks. Bonnie

  468. yellowluv825 | | #468

    I would like to drape a new wardrobe ;)

  469. memarston | | #469

    Wow, what a wonderful prize for anyone who loves to design and sew clothing!

    I have experimented but all the knowledge I have is self taught.
    So I would love to have this resource!

  470. soexperimental | | #470

    This is a great offer. I am about to do a two day draping workshop at our sewing guild convention in Australia. I would dearly love to have this book as a reference book to use to continue to upgrade my skills after the workshop. Thank you for the offer MJ

  471. user-1107752 | | #471

    i would love to own this book and learn how to drape dresses for my 3 daughters and apply this new skill in my dressmaking studio

  472. user-1130618 | | #472

    I currently am a college student majoring in Fashion Design. One of my most important classes for the next year will be Draping and the required textbook is exactly this book. I hope to win as the prize will not only save a poor student some spending money but also that this wonderful book will be a great resource for anyone who is interested in the art of fashion design.

  473. SusanSews | | #473

    I would love to have a copy of this beautiful book! I'd use it to show me how to drape both dresses and tops.

  474. hope_marie | | #474

    I would use it to make the ultimate LBD! Thanks

  475. CarolynGC | | #475

    I volunteer at a local children's theatre & would love to have a copy to share with the other costume designer. We both have minimal training and use books, the internet and of course, Threads magazine for our sewing research. We could put this book to very good use for both ourselves & the theatre!

  476. user-2112496 | | #476

    I took all of Conni's classes at the recent ASG convention and would love to have this book to be able to learn to drape my own garments. I have a difficult body to fit, and draping seems to be the way to go for me.

  477. LindaCdnRock | | #477

    My daughter is getting married next year and I would love to be able to drape my own dress for the big occasion! I have some beautiful Thai silk that my other daughter brought back for me from her worldly travels and my plan is to use this for my oldest daughter's wedding!

  478. user-1124386 | | #478

    as a bridal gown designer want-to-be this book would be an amazing addition to my very frequently referenced library. i would love to win this book.

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    JanieeDee | | #479

    Teaching myself about fashion design at the moment and draping is a mystery. Would be lovely to own this book.

  480. 6granny | | #480

    For a person with many figure faults, this book will be a welcome addition to my sewing library. It will also help me to sew more efficiently for other people.

  481. user-299625 | | #481

    I'd like to use the techniques in this book to drape an interesting blouse.

  482. picknstitch | | #482

    I would love to drape dress designs to create beautiful silhouettes I just can't get with flat pattern methods.

  483. user-786135 | | #483

    I have a few of Connie's books and DVD's and would love to have this updated Draping book. I just so happen to begin teaching myself to drape this month and it would be an invaluable tool! ~Victoria

  484. TuscanFlower | | #484

    I'd love to win this book, I would like to drape a cocktail dress.

  485. User avater
    Nan_Jan | | #485

    My nephew is getting married in January and would love to drape a dress for the occasion. This book would be a wonderful resource.


  486. User avater
    MrsTIm07 | | #486

    I recently discovered the art of fabric draping. I would love to have the opportunity to own this book. I am disabled and the small amount of sewing I am able to do make the days seem less dreary. I love to see my daughter proudly wear the beautiful clothes we design and create. I feel this book would allow us to take the ideas we have to a much greater degree. I pray that I am able to win this book.
    If not, I hope the individual who wins the book will get many hours of enjoyment from this latest design technique book.
    God BLESS!!

  487. tjlh54 | | #487

    I love to drape and use the feel of the fabric to create new designs and this book would enhance my skills and be an inspiration. TJ

  488. jansu | | #488

    I have been sewing,since I was 9 yrs. old. I need to learn the nes technis to update my knowlege. I am now retired and want to do more creative projects. Thank you for this opportunity.

  489. kbrzezina | | #489

    Hi, I would be thrilled to have this book. I would make my (Little Black Dress) just the way I picture it in my head. Thank you for this opportunity.
    Thank you

  490. user-2071624 | | #490

    A few years ago, at a Balenciaga exhibition in Australia, a black tunic caught my eye. What looked like a simple shaped, round neck, pull-on, black wool-crepe dress has confounded me ever since. The upper section and 3/4 sleeves appear to be made in one piece of fabric (no shoulder or upper sleeve seams that I could see!?!), attached to the lower section at bust/shoulder blade level. I must have spent at least 20 minutes staring at the exhibit trying to figure out the pattern. Since then, I have purchased some beautiful black wool-crepe and silk lining and have researched various draping books and magazine articles to no avail. My quest continues! I hope this book will help me to finally figure out this puzzle and give me the confidence to finally tackle this project.

  491. CaroLeeWI | | #491

    I have been able to take about 12 classes from Connie and just loved every one of them. She has taught me so much over the years. Her books are excellent and I own them all except the new draping book. They are easy to follow. Connie also draped my bodice personally, and I have been able to take the basic sloper and remake many different styles from it. This really taught me that draping is the way to go in making a good fitting pattern. Thanks so much Connie.

  492. mzdivadee | | #492

    i would love to learn how to drape a dress- mzdivadee

  493. mzdivadee | | #493
  494. MizWoody | | #494

    I would love to be able to drape my daughter's wedding dress. She is short waisted, even shorter in the back waist, and very large busted. Paper pattern alterations have been very difficult, but adequate. But for a beautiful gown, I really think draping is the only way to go.

  495. sissy64 | | #495

    I would love to learn how to drape.

  496. SuInAZ | | #496

    What wouldn't I drape?! It has become clear to me that not only does draping open up different areas of design creativity than flat patternmaking, it is also the basis for perfecting fit!

  497. blessed2sew | | #497

    I have always wanted to learn how to drape. I think it would be interesting and cool technique to learn. Not sure what would drape but I think a nice flowing dress for the holiday might be nice. Good luck everyone!!!

  498. KimDZ | | #498

    After starting at about 10 years old at my mother's and older sister's knees, making my own prom and wedding gowns, I've learned a lot, but there's still so much more to learn. With a teenage daughter, and proms, etc. coming up, I'd love to learn to drape some new ideas for her gowns, and create from this, instead of following someone else ideas.

  499. MrsDepew | | #499

    I would love to drape my very first evening gown. THanks for offering such a great giveaway!

  500. sewmydreams | | #500

    I think learning about draping would be an excellent way to learn about fitting. Would like to drape an elegant evening dress for my sister.

  501. SewWhatLilly | | #501

    I would love to be able to drape my daughter's wedding dress...how cool would that be!

  502. HeavenlyPrincess | | #502

    I use some element of draping in almost everything I make. I'd love to learn more about it, and be able to apply it to a Victorian-inspired dress.

  503. User avater
    kathys120 | | #503

    I have an older version of this book and am looking forward to seeing the new one. I like to drape dancewear designs.

  504. DANNP | | #504

    I have never done any draping but would love to drape a bathing suit.

  505. [email protected] | | #505

    I would love to learn draping and create beautiful things

  506. KayGV | | #506

    Your pattern design book I bought is now dog-eared from all its use, so you can be assured that the Art of Fashion Draping book would be equally used and "loved". There are many of us who never got formal training in draping, so this is a perfect compliment to the years of sewing and high school instruction of the past. I would love to win this book!

    Thanks for your productive writing and teaching commitments!
    Phyllis Kay Bannister

  507. pbjsews | | #507

    I would like to learn draping to get a blazer pattern that fits for once.

  508. msum | | #508

    I'm the proud step-mom of two beautiful girls, the eldest of whom is in a wheelchair. I would love to be more knowledgeable and confident about draping clothes for the girls, especially given the challenges of the wheelchair and my step-daughter's scoliosis. I have adapted commercial patterns for her, but I know that draping would give better results. I am also a volunteer costume designer for a local theatre, and I would love to be able to drape period costumes and share this wonderful book with our other designers.
    Thank you.

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    andysmom | | #509

    I so need a book like this. I consider myself an expert seamstress, but could use more knowledge on draping. Like the CarolJane above me, I also sew bridal and wedding party dresses along with prom, homecoming, baptism and so on. I hope I am lucky this time and you pick me.

  510. user-1132947 | | #510

    as i think this dress is drop dead lovely i would please ask you to send it to me to read and enjoy

  511. user-107766 | | #511

    I would love to win Connie Amaden-Crawford's new book on draping. I have many of her DVDs, patterns and books, but not one on draping. I have been sewing since 1945 when I returned from 3 months in the hospital recovering from polio.
    I was not able to run with my friends, so a neighbor taught me to sew. That year I won second place in a hobby contest in my grade school. The thrill and pride of my sewing has never left me. Eliza Ann is not my name, but was my grandmother's. "Margot" was already taken.

  512. user-2005712 | | #512

    WHO WON??

  513. arefaces | | #513

    I am a student and learning is the key to sewing and so many other fields in Fashion. I would love to win this book to read, review and study and take my lessons and career to another level. I love Thread Magazine and I save to make sure I am a member for I have and am learning so much....

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