Learn to Free-Form Drape Like a Pro
In garment design, draping enables you to develop new garment concepts and see the results immediately, without the medium of paper patterns. Numerous articles and books have been published on traditional draping methods. But there are many ways to drape. My approach, which I call Radical Free Draping, pushes the creative boundaries and makes innovative new forms possible.
The foundation of my draping theories is a spirit of discovery that allows garments to develop as a sculptural process. I developed these theories to create garments that catch the eye and intrigue the viewer. If you’ve tried draping before, some elements will be familiar. You’ll use pressed, grain-straightened muslin, and you’ll pin and mark it as you work. You’ll also transfer the final draped muslin to pattern paper. But this is where the similarities between my…
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