at Baltimore City Community College
Draping Basics by Sally Di Marco
List Price: $91.00
2010, 432 pp., illustrated | full color | softcover | 9 x 12 (978-1-56367-736-6)
With step-by-step written instructions, Draping Basics provides the fundamentals of designing foundation garments by draping fabric on a dress form. Photographs clearly demonstrate the details of the process, and CAD drawings show how the draping is transferred to paper patterns. The text covers the foundation skirt, bodice, and set-in sleeve, as well as foundation bodice variations; dart equivalent bodice styles; bodice designs; and skirt, dress, and collar styles.
Sample Chapter (PDF)
Preparing the Drape
Foundation Set-in Sleeve
Foundation Bodice Variations
Dart-equivalent Bodice Styles
General and specific chapter objectives and lists of key terms support the sequential written instructions
Front, back, and side views in the photographs show the three-dimensionality of the draped design
Gingham fabric is used to show grainlines clearly and ensure accuracy
The text concludes with a glossary of key terms and an appendix listing suppliers to the trade
also have interest in the
fashion shopping articles.
Have you ever dreamed of becoming a fashion designer?
Submit articles to the Fashion Newspaper.