Draping—the art of using cotton muslin to create womenswear directly on a dress form—is an essential skill for fashion designers.
This is Part 3 of the three-part work and builds on the skills learned in Parts 1 and 2. It introduces advanced skills including how to use support elements such as under layers and petticoats, how to handle bias draping, and ends with improvisational draping skills. Draping projects include Jean Harlow’s bias cut gown from Dinner at Eight.
Each skill and technique is explained with step-by-step photographs, specially-commissioned videos, and audio recordings by Karolyn Kiisel bringing the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions to life.