Video: How to Drape a Skirt
In episode 609 of the sewing television show It’s Sew Easy, former Threads Associate Editor Stephani L. Miller walks you through the basic principles of draping. Excerpted from “Learn to Drape Skirts” in SewStylish Fall 2013, Stephani shows you how to drape a basic straight skirt with a hip yoke.
Before you begin draping, arm yourself with several yards of muslin or inexpensive fabric, fabric markers, twill tape, tape measure, pins, and scissors. Watch as she shows how to use the same principles to create fuller skirts with handkerchief or curved hems. Be sure to download a printable copy of the article and refer to it as you follow along.