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Fashion Design student work (Dezyne E' cole College)

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Fashion Design student work (Dezyne E' cole College)

  1. 1. FASHION DRAPING TECHNIQUES A STEP-BY-STEP VISUAL GUIDE TO FASHION DESIGN PRESENTED BY : KHUSHBOO KHUNTWAL B. Sc. FT. 1ST YEAR DIPLOMA FASHION TECHNOLOGY
  2. 2. SUBMITTEDTO DEZYENE’ COLECOLLEGETOWARDS PRACTICALFULFILLMENTFORTHEAWARDS OF ADVNCEDIPLOMAINFASHIONTECHNOLOGY SUBMITTEDBY KHUSHBOOKUHNTWAL ADVANCEDIPLOMAINFASHIONTECNOLOGY ADVISER MADHURI TANDON DEZYNEE’ COLECOLLEGEAJMER2010-2011
  3. 3. BASIC BODICE BLOCK PREPARING THE FABRC-FRONT 1. Measure length for the front bodice along the straight of grain fromthe neck band to the waist and add 5inches. Snip and tear the fabric this length. 2. Measure the width for the front bodice along the cross grain fromthe center front of the dress from to the side seam at the bust level and add 5 inches. Snip and tear the fabric this width block and press the fabric at this time. 3. Drawthe center front grain line 1”inches fromthe edge. Press under. NOTE: - The selvage is to your left hand and the torn edge is to your right hand. 4. Using on l-square ruler, draw a perfect cross grain line in the center of the fabric panel. This cross grain line will be referred to as the bus level line.
  4. 4. 1. Measure on the dress from the distance from the center front to the apex. Measure and cross mark the apex this distance the bust level of the fabric. 2. Measure from the apex to the side seam at the bust level on the dress form. Measure and cross mark this side seam distance on the bust level of the fabric. 3. Draw the center of the princess panel line. Divide in half the distance from the apex to the side seam at the bust level. Using an l-square ruler, draw a line parallel to the center front grain line at this divided position squaring down from the bust level. BASIC BODICE BLOCK DRAPING STEPS- FRONT 1. Pin the apex mark on the fabric to the apex position on the dress form. 2. Pin the center front grain line fold to the fabric to the center front position of the dress form .Anchor pins at center front and neck and center front waist. An additional pin may be needed at the bust level tape.
  5. 5. 1. Pin the center of the princess panel line of the fabric exactly in the center of the princess panel of the dress form. Anchor pins at the waist line and the cross grain. Align a pin the from cross grain. NOTE:- The purpose for centering the princess panel line is to be sure the cross grain line is perfectly aligned check that the length wise grain is parallel to center front and perpendicular to the cross grain. 2. Clip the waist line fabric at the center of the princess panel. From the bottom edge up to the waist seam tape. 3. The excess fabric between the center front waist positions becomes the front waist dart. Drape and pin the excess fabric in place on the princess seam as the front waist dart. Excess fabric is folded toward the center front. 4. Smooth and drape the reminder of the waist line fabric across the waist tape till the fabric passes the side seam pin the side seam waist corner. Also drape the reminder of the front side seam pass the side seam and flat arm plate. Pin in place. 5. Drape the neckline by trimming the excess fabric around the neck area and clipping at internals. Smooth the neckline in place. Drape and smooth the fabric over the shoulder seam of the dress form. Just pass the princess seam pin in place. 6. The excess fabric that falls between the neckline and the shoulder/ armhole area becomes the amount of the shoulder dart this amount various from one bust size to another.
  6. 6. 1. Fold and pin this excess fabric on the shoulder princess seam of the dress from. The excess fabric is folded towards the center front neck. 2. Mark all key areas of the dress form to the fabric. 1. Neck line Cross mark at center front neck and at neckline corner lightly mark reminder of neck line. 2. Shoulder seam and shoulder dart. a.)Top at shoulder seam ridge. b.) Middle at screw level. c.) Cross mark bottom at side seam. 3. Waist line and waist dart. 4. Side seam lightly mark cross mark center front waist at Side Seam and both side of the dart. BASIC BODICE BLOCK PREPARING THE FABRIC- BACK 1. Measure length for the back bodice along the straight of grain from the neck band to the waist and add 5 inches. 2. Measure the width of for the back bodice along the cross grain from the center back seam at the under arm and add 5 inches. 3. Draw the center back grain line 1“from the torn edge and press under.
  7. 7. 1. Cross mark the center back neck line position 3 inches below the top of the fabric on the center back grain line. 2. Measure down 41/4” from the back neck line mark. Using an l-square ruler draw a perfect cross grain line at this position (This is considered the shoulder blade level). NOTE:-This 41/4” measurement represents one fourth of the distance from center back neck to waist for a size 8 or 10 women’s figure. Also, measure the distance from center back to the arm plate at the shoulder level of the dress from. Measure and cross mark this back shoulder distance on the fabric at the shoulder blade level line. BASIC BODICE BLOCK DRAPING STEPS – BACK 1. Pin the center front grain line fold of the fabric to the center back position on the dress from. Align the neck line position mark of the fabric to the center back neck position on the dress from. 2. Pin and drape the back cross grain line of the fabric to the shoulder blade level on the dress from. Pin the arm plate cross mark ¼” away from plate (At armhole ridge). Distribute excess ease along shoulder blade level. NOTE:-This line is correctly draped in to position when the drape hangs freckly and evenly without any drag or pulled
  8. 8. down look. Also, the lower edge of the drape shoulder hangs parallel to the floor. 1. Drape in the back waist line dart (7”long and 11/4”wide) Smooth the fabric towards the side seam till the fabric passes the princess seam. Cross mark at the princess/ Waist seam measure and cross mark 7” up from the waist line on the back princess seam. At the waist line fold the princess seam cross mark to the 11/4” mark. Taper the dart to nothing at the 7”mark. 2. Clip the waist line fabric at the center of the princess panel up to the button of the waist seam tape. Smooth the fabric across the waist tape till the fabric passes the side seam. Pin at the side seam/ waist corner. 3. Drape the back side seam by smoothing the fabric pat the side seam and flat over the dress from pin in place. 4. Drape and smooth the back neck line by carefully trimming the excess fabric around the neck area and clipping at intervals. Continue to smooth the fabric over the shoulder of the dress form and pin in place. 5. Drape in the back shoulder dart (3”long and ½”wide) straight at the neck line. Smooth the fabric over the shoulder seam of the dress form to the princess seam and cross mark on the princess seam at the shoulder, measure towards the armhole ½” and cross mark. Also on the princess seam measure down 3” from the shoulder seam. Fold the fabric from the shoulder seam cross mark to the ½” cross mark. Taper the dart to nothing at the 3” cross mark. 6. Mark all key area of the dress from to the fabric.
  9. 9. · Neck line Cross mark at center back neck and at neck line/ shoulder corner. Lightly mark remainder of neck line. · Shoulder seam and shoulder dart. · Lightly mark shoulder seam and cross mark shoulder dart and shoulder ridge corner. · Arm plate. a) Top at shoulder seam ridge. b) Middle at screw level. c) Bottom at the side seam cross mark. · Side seam – lightly mark · Waist line and waist dart seam waist and both side of the dart. Check the drape by spinning the front and back side seam and front and back shoulder seam together before proceeding to the next steps. 1. Remove the fabric from the dress from and lay flat on table. If you are planning to true up the fabric on the paper complete the following steps. a) Draw in the straight of grain and cross grain on the pattern paper. Place the fabric on top of the paper. Notching the straight of grain and cross grain. b) With a trace wheel, transfer all the fabric markings on the paper. 2. Draw a short go degree angle at- Center front neck (1/4”) Center front waist (1/2”) Center back neck (1”)
  10. 10. Center back waist (1”) 1. Draw in the front darts using a straight ruler. Front waist darts (1” from the open through the waist dart cross mark) Front shoulder dart (1” from the open through the shoulder dart cross mark) Back waist dart (vanishing point through waist dart cross mark) Back shoulder dart (vanishing point to back waist dart through shoulder dart connect other shoulder dart cross mark. PRINCESS PANEL 1. Measure the length for the front and back panel (along the straight of grain) from the neck band to the waist and add 5” snip and tear the fabric this length. 2. Fold the fabric from selvage to selvage and snip and tear the fabric piece in half length wise.
  11. 11. Use one piece for the front panels and the other piece for the back panel. 1. Measure the width for the center front panel (along the cross grain) from the center front of the dress from to the princess seam at the apex, and add 4”. Using one of the fabric pieces prepared in step 2, snip and tear the fabric this width. Use the remaining front piece for the side front panel. 2. Measure the width for the center back panel from the center back of the dress from to the back princess seam at the shoulder blade level. And add 4”. Using the second fabric piece prepared in step 2 snip and tear the fabric this width. Use the remaining back fabric piece for the side back panel. 3. Draw the grain line for the center front panel 1” from the torn edge press under. 4. Draw the cross grain line for the front panel in the center of the both panel. 5. Measure the dress form from center front to the apex, measure and cross mark the apex this distance of the cross grain line. 6. Draw the grain line for the center back panel 1” from the torn edge. Press under. Draw the grain line for the side back panel in the center of the fabric piece. 7. Draw the cross grain line for both back panels 8” from the top of the fabric edge.
  12. 12. THE PRINCESS BODICEBLOCK DRAPING STEPS CENTER FRONT PANEL 1. Pin the apex cross marks on the fabric to the apex position on the dress from. 2. Pin the center front grain line fold of the fabric to the center position of the dress from. Anchor pins at center front neck and center front waist. An additional pin may be needed at the bust level tape. 3. Drape the neck line trimming the excess fabric around the neck area and clipping at intervals. Smooth the neck line in place. 4. Drape and smooth the waist line place from center front to just past the princess seam. Pin in place. 5. Mark all key area of the dress from on the center front panel. · Neck line · Waist line · Princess seam and style line · Notches · Shoulder seam 6. True up center front panel. Add seam allowance and trim all excess fabric place panel back on the dress from.
  13. 13. SIDE FRONT PRINCESS PANEL 1. Pin the grain line of the side front panel to the center of the front princess panel on the dress from matching the cross grain of the side seam bust panel to the cross grain of the center front panel. Anchors pins on the cross grain at the bust level. Place another anchor pin on the straight of grain at the waist line. 1. Clip the waist line at the center of the front princess panel up to the bottom of the waist line seam tape. Drape and smooth the waist line on place. 2. From the grain line to the side front panel smooth the fabric past the side seam of the dress from do not allow the grain line to slip out of position. Pin the side seam in place. 3. Drape the shoulder by carefully smoothing the excess fabric above the bust level up and over the dress from. NOTE: - The grain line will look as if it is angled toward the neck line. 4. Smooth the fabric over the princess seam add pin the princess seam in place. NOTE: - The excess fabric will drape over the bust level area creating ease at the princess seam between the notches. 5. Mark all key areas of the dress from on the side front panel. Princess seam and style line notches (match the center front panel notches)
  14. 14. Arm plate Shoulder seam at ridge Middle of plate at screw level Bottom of plate at side seam Shoulder seam Side seam Waist line 1. Remove the side front panel from the dress from and true up all the lines. Add seam allowance. Trim excess fabric, leaving all seams allowance. Pin to front panel and return to check seam notches and balance. THE PRINCESS BODICEBLOCK DRAPING STEPS CENTER BACK PRINCESS PANNEL 1. Pin the center back grain line fold of the fabric to the center back position of the dress from. Align and line the cross grain to the shoulder blade level of the dress from. 1. Drape and smooth the back waist line from center back to just pass the princess seam. Pin the waist line in place. 2. Drape and smooth the back neck line by carefully trimming the excess fabric around the neck area and clipping at intervals. Continue to smooth the fabric over the shoulder of the dress from and pin in place.
  15. 15. 1. Mark all key areas of the dress from on the center back panel Neck line Waist line Shoulder seam Back princess seam and style line notches (a double notch is used in the back) 2. Remove the center back panel drape from and true up all lines. Add seam allowance trim all excess fabric, leaving all seam allowance. Place this center back drape on the dress from. THE PRINCESS BODICE BLOCK DRAPING STEPS SIDE BACK PRINCESS PANEL 1. Pin the grain line of the side back panel to the center of the back princess panel on the dress from matching all cross grain at the shoulder blade. 2. Clip the waist line at the side back panel up to the bottom of the waist seam tape. Smooth and pin the waist line in place. 3. From the grain of the side back panel. Smooth the fabric past the side seam of the dress from. Do not allow the grain line to slip out of position. Pin the side seam in place. 4. Drape the shoulder by smoothing the excess fabric from above the shoulder level up and over the shoulder seam of the dress from.
  16. 16. NOTE: - Thegrainlinewilllookasif itis angletowardthe neckline(over thecrossgrain). 1. Fromthegrainlineof thesidebackpanelsmooththefabric pasttheprincessseamofthedressfrom. Donotallowthe grainlinetoslipoutof position.Pintheprincessseamin place. 2. Mark allkeyareasof thedressfromonthesidebackpanel. Princessseamandstylelinenotches(matchtocenterback paneldoublenotches) Armplate Shoulder seamat ridge. Middleof plateatscrewlevel. Bottomofplateat sideseam Sidewaist Waistline 3. Removethe drapefromandtrueupall lines. Addseam allowancetrimallexcess fabric, leavingallseamallowance. Pinthe entiregarmenttogether andplacethedrapeonthe dressfromcheck foraccuracyfitandhang. THETORSOLENGTHPRINCESSBODICEBLOCK DRAPINGTHEFABRIC
  17. 17. 1. Measure the length for the front and back panel (along the straight grain) from the neck band to the hip area and add 5”. Snip the tear the fabric this length. 2. Fold the fabric from salvage to salvage snip and tear the fabric piece in half length wise. Use one piece for the front panel and the other piece for the back panel. 3. Measure the width for the center panel (along the cross grain) from front of the dress from to the princess seam at the open and add 5”. Snip and tear the fabric this width use the remaining fabric piece for the side front panel. 4. Draw the grain line for the center front panel 1” from the torn edge. Press under. 5. Draw the grain line for the side front panel in the center of the fabric piece. 6. Draw the cross grain lines for the front and side front panel 12” from the top edge of the fabric. 7. Measure the dress from center front to the open. Measure and cross mark the apex. This distance on the center front panel on the cross grain line. 8. Draw the grain line for the center back panel 1” from the torn edge. Press under. Draw the grain line for the side back panel, in the center of the fabric piece. 9. Draw the cross grain line for both back panels 8". From the top of the fabric edge.
  18. 18. THE TORSOLENGTHPRINCESS BODICE BLOCK DRAPING STEPS CENTERFRONT TORSO PRINCESS PANEL 1. Pin the opencross mark onthe fabricto the openposition onthe dress from. 2. Pin the center front grain line foldof the fabric on the center positionofthe dress from. Anchor pins at center front neck and center front hip. An additional pin may be needed at the bust level tape. 3. Drape the neck line by trimmingthe excess fabric around the neck area andclipping a intervals. Smooth the neck line in place. Drape andsmooththe shoulder over the shoulder seamof the dress fromjust past the princess seam. Pin inplace. 4. Clipthe waist line at the princess seam. Drape and smooth the fabricofthe center front panel just past the princess seam.
  19. 19. NOTE: - The fabric at the waist line will be smooth but not snug tight. 1. Mark all key areas of the dress from on the center front panel. Neck line Princess seam and style line notches (2” above and below open) Shoulder seam 2. True up the center front panel. Add seam allowance trim all excess fabric leaving. Place back on the dress from. THE TORSO LENGTH PINCESS BODICE BLOCK DRAPING STEPS SIDE FRONT TORSO PRINCESS PANEL 1. Pin the grain line of the side front panel to the center of the front princess panel on the dress from notching the cross grain of the side bust panel to the cross grain at the bust level. Place another anchor pin on the straight of grain at the waist line. 2. Clip the waist line at the side seam of the side front panel. From the grain line of the side front panel. Smooth the fabric past the side seam. Continue to smooth the fabric flat over the arm plate. Do not allow the grain line to slip out of position. Pin the side seam in place.
  20. 20. 1. Drape the shoulder by carefully smoothing the excess fabric above the bust level up and over the shoulder of the dress from. NOTE: - The grain line will look as if it is angled toward the neck line above the bust level. 2. Clip the waist line at the princess seamsmooth the fabric over the princess seam and pin in place. NOTE: - The excess fabric will drape over the bust level area creating ease at the princess seam between the notches. 3. Mark all key area of the dress from on the side front panel. a.)Princess seamand style line notches (match to center front panel notches). b.)Armplate Shoulder seam at ridge. Middle of plate at screw level Bottomof plot at side seam c.)Shoulder seam d.)Side seam 4. Remove the side front panel from the dress from and true up all lines. Add seamallowance. Trim all excess fabric, leaving all seam allowance pin to front panel front and place on the dress fromto check seams, notches and balance.
  21. 21. THE TORSO LENGTH PRINCESS BODICE BLOCK DRAPING STEPS SIDE FRONT TORSO PRINCESS PANEL 1. Pin the grain line of the side back panel to the center of back princess panel on the dress form matching all cross grain at the shoulder blade level. 2. Clip the waist line at the side seam. Drape and smooth fabric past the side seam and flat over the dress form. Pin in place. 3. Drape the shoulder by smoothing the excess fabric from above the shoulder blade level up and over the shoulder seam of the dress form. NOTE: - The grain line will look as if it is angled toward the neckline (above the cross grain) 4. Clip the waist line at the princess seam of the side back panel. From the grain line of the side back panel. Smooth the fabric past the princess seam of the dress form. Do not allow the grain line to slip out of position. Pin the princess seam in place. 5. Mark all key areas of the dress form on the side back Panel. - Princess seam and style line notches (Match to center back panel double notches) - Arm plate - Shoulder seam at ridge - Middle of plate at screw level
  22. 22. - Shoulder seam - Side seam. 1. Remove the drape from the dress form and true up all lines. Add seam allowance. Trim all excess fabric leaving all seam allowance. Pin the entire garment together and place the drape on the dress form. Check for accuracy, fit and hang. THE TORSO LENGTH PRINCESS BODICE BLOCK DRAPINGBSTEPS CENTER BACK TORSO PRINCESS PANEL 1. Pin the center back grain line fold of the fabric to the center back position of the dress from. Align and pin the cross grain to the shoulder blade level of the dress from. 2. Drape and smooth the back neck line by carefully trimming the excess fabric around the neck area and clipping at intervals. Continue to drape and smooth the shoulder over the shoulder of the dress from and pin in place. 3. Clip the waist line at the princess seam. Drape and smooth the fabric pat the princess seam and pin in place. Note: - The waist areas will drape smoothly. But will not be snug tight.
  23. 23. 1. Mark all key area of the dress form on the center back panel. - Neck line - Shoulder seam - Back princess seam and style line notches. - (A double notch is used in back) 2. Remove the center back panel drape from the dress form and true up all lines. Add seam allowance. Trim, leaving all seam allowance. Place. THE BASIC STRAIGHT SKIRT BLOCK PREPARING THE FRONT 1. Preparing the dress form measure down 7” from the waist line on the center front of the dress form .This is the hip level. Place will tape (or measuring tape) parallel to the dress form at this hip level and remove the tape. 2. Measure the length (along the cross grain) for the front and back skirt from 2” above the waist to the bottom of the dress form. Add 4” ship and tear the fabric this length.
  24. 24. 1. Measure the width (along the cross grain) for the front and back skirt at the hip level fromto the side seam. Add 3” ship and tear the fabric this width. 2. Draw the center front center back grain lines on the fabric 1” from the turn edge. Press under. 3. Mark the center front waist position measure down 2” from the top of the fabric at the center front fold pencil in a waist line mark at the position. 4. Using on (l-square ruler, draw perfect cross grain at the hip level for the front and back skirt. On the skirt front, measure down 7” fromthe waist line mark on the skirt back, measure down 9” on the grain line) from the top of the fabric . 5. Determined the front side seam. Measure fromcenter front to the side seam(at the hip level) and add ½” ease. Transfer this measurement to the fabric. Using the mark draw a side seams perfectly parallel to the center front grain line. 6. Determined the back side seam. Measure fromcenter back to the side seams (at the hip level) and add ½” for ease. Transfer this measurement to the fabric. Using this mark, draw a side seams perfectly parallel to the center back grain line.
  25. 25. 1. Draw a second line ¾” from the side seam on both the front and back skirt .This line will be used to help drape in the waist line. THE BASIC STRAIGTH SKIRTBLOCK DRAPING STEP FRONT 1. Pin the center front grain line fold of the fabric on the center front position of the dress from matching the cross grain of the fabric to the hip level on the dress from. 2. Smooth and pin the cross grain to the fabric (evenly distributing the ease) across the dress from to the side seam. Be sure the fabric cross grain is parallel to the floor and the side seam match. Pin the cross grain and side seam (below the hip level) to the dress from. 3. Carefully drape and pin the front ¾” line to the side seam/ waist of the dress from. NOTE: - When this side seam/ waist corner is draped correctly, a slight gap will occur automatically at the side seam above the hip level. 4. Drape in two darts at the front waist line. Smooth the fabric from the center front to the princess seam.
  26. 26. Cross mark the waist line at the princess seams. Drape in the first dart (one half of the excess fabric) on the princess seam line. Measure over on the waist line 11/4” from the first dart. Place a second cross mark at this position clip the waist line and drape in the second dart (the remaining half of the excess fabric) at this second cross mark. THE BASIC SRAIGHT SKIRT BLOCK DRAPING STEP BACK 1. Match the back side seam at the hip level to the front side seam at the hip level. NOTE: - The side seam should match and be perfectly parallel to each other. Smooth the cross grain of the fabric (evenly distributing the ease) across the dress form. Pin the center back grain line fold of the fabric to the center back seams of the dress form. 1. Carefully drape and pin the back ¾’ line of the fabric to the side seam/waist corner of the dress form. NOTE: - When this side seam (waist corner is draped correctly a slight gap will occur automatically on the side seam above the hip level. 2. Drape in two dart at the back waist line. Smooth the fabric form the center back to the princess seam.
  27. 27. Cross mark the waist line at the princess seams. Drape in the first dart (one half of the excess fabric) on the princess seam line. Measure over on the waist line 114”from the first dark. Place a second cross mark at this position. Clip the waist line and drape in the second dart (the remaining half of the excess fabric) at this second cross mark. 1. Mark all key areas- Waist line – front and back Dart _ front and back BASIC STRAIGHT SKIRT BLOCK TRUENING STEPS 1. Remove the fabric from the dress form laid this drape flat on a table. If you are planning to true up the fabric on to paper. Complete the following steps – A) Draw in a straight grain line and the cross grain at the hip level on to pieces of paper. B) Re measure the hip and ½” ease. Transfer this measurement to the paper. Draw a side seam line at this position parallel to the grain line. (Do this for both the front and back skirt) C) Place the fabric drape on top of the paper matching the straight grain and the cross grain and hip level. The side seam line should match automatically. D)With a trace wheel, transfer the waist line, darts, and side seam marking on to the paper.
  28. 28. 1. Draw a short 90” angle at – 1) Center front waist (1/2”) 2) Center back waist (1”) 2. Draw the front and back waist dart – 1) Locate the center of each dart. 2) Using a straight ruler, draw a line for the center of each dart parallel to the grain line and the length of the desired dart at vanishing point (3 ½” for the from dart and 5 ½” for the back dart) 3) Using a straight ruler. Complete drawing the reminder of the dart. Draw the outer edges of the dart from the vanishing point to the waist line cross mark. 3. Draw the side seam. Using a hip curve ruler place the straight part of this ruler to the side seam/waist corner and the side seam (as illustrated). 4. Draw the waist line. Fold and pin in the waist dart. With the darts folded in place. Use the hip curve ruler and draw in the waist line. NOTE: - At this time, match and walk front and back bodies waist to the skirt waist. When a bodice Is being attached to the skirt. Waist line should be the same distance when all darts are folded closed. 5. Check side seam- 1. Pin the front of back side seam together. Matching cross grain at the hip level. Measure the side seam form the hip level to the waist line. These measurements should be the same if they
  29. 29. 1. are not. Adjust the back waist line. Side seam corner to match the front measurement. NOTE: - If these measurements are more than 3/8” of recheck the drape for a more accurately draped side seam/waist corner. 1. Draw the hemline- 1. With the side seam still pinned together, measurement from the center back waist down to the desired skirt length. 2. At this measurement, square a line across the skirt to the center front of the skirt. This line should be perfectly to the hip line. 3. CHECK LIST 1. A carefully checking and fitting of the finished drape serves as several purposes. It may show in accuracy in fit and any changes or correction can be made at this time. 1. Front and back grain line should be straight. 2. Front and back cross grain should be perfectly level to the floor. 3. Hip level ease evenly distributed. 4. All tarred line has the correct amount if seam allow. 5. The overall look of the drapes is near and cleans. 6. Dare the pinned in place to the vanishing point.
  30. 30. 1. Drape side seam in alignment of the dress form side seam. 2. The drape is correctly balanced. The front of the design is in the front and the back of the design is in the back. 3. It hangs freckly on all seam line. THE DARTLESS KIMONOSLEEVE THE FABRIC PREPARING 1. Measure the lengths for the front and back drape (along the straight of grain) from the neck band to the hip level and add 5” snip and tear the fabric this length. 2. Measure the width for front and back drape (along the cross grain) from the center of the dress from to the wrist level of the arm. Snip and tear the fabric this width. 3. Draw the grain lines for the front and back kimono 1” from the turn edge press under.
  31. 31. 1. Draw two cross grain for the front and back kimono. 1. Draw the first cross grain line 11” from the top edge of the fabric this indicates the bust level line. 2. Draw the second cross grain line 14” from the first cross grain line; this indicates the hip level line. 2. Draw in the back side seam at the hip level measure from the center back to the side seam and add ½” for ease. Transfer this measurement to the fabric. Using this mark draw a side seams perfectly parallel to the center back grain line. 3. Draw in the front side seam. At the hip level measurements from the center front to the side seams and add ½” for ease. Transfer this measurement to the fabric. Using this mark draw a side seam. Perfectly parallel to the center front grain lines. THE DRAPING KIMONO SLEEVE DRAPING STEPS Pin the center front grain line fold of the fabric, on the center front position of the dress from. Be sure the cross grain is at the bust level. Anchor pins at center front neck
  32. 32. 1. and center front hip. An additional pin may be needed at the bust level. 2. Smooth and pin the cross grain of the fabric across the dress from to the side seam. Pin the side seam to side seams of the dress from. Be sure the fabric cross grain are parallel to the floor and side seams match. 3. Pin the shoulder / neck area in to position by trimming the excess fabric, around the neck area and smoothing the fabric flat over the shoulder / neck area. 4. Mark the key area of the dress from corner and the shoulder ridge. Ø Side seam 11/2” below the arm plate. Ø Side seam at the waist line. 5. Remove the fabric drape from the dress from and true up the neck line and side seam and draft the kimono sleeve. Ø Raise the shoulder line ½” following this slant To from the sleeve seam. Ø Exited this line 23” from the shoulder ridge corner. Ø With an l-square ruler, draw a line 8” long. Perpendicular from the shoulder seam.
  33. 33. ØWiththel-squareruleragain,squaretheunderarmline fromthewristlineback totheside seam. ØDrawinthedesiredunder arm,kimonoshapetothe waistlevel. 1. Draftthebackkimonodrape. Placethefrontkimonodrape ontopofthepreparedfabric forthebackdrape,matching cross grainsandsideseam. Also,placethecenterfoldgrain linesparallel, allowingthebacktoextend½” overthefront grainline,butstill parallel. Pinbothlayersof fabric together. 2. Transferthefrontkimonoshapetothe back fabricpiece. Turnthefabricoverandmark thebackfollowing the pins. Using aFrenchcurveshapethebackneckline. Doesnot scoopaslowasthefrontneckline. Trueall seam,addseamallowancesandtrimsexcessfabric, leavingseamallowance. 3. Checkthe fitofthekimonodrape, pinthefrontandback kimonotogether, Returnthedrapetothedressfrom.Place anchorpinsatthecenterfrontandcenterbackhiplevel.
  34. 34. CHECK THE HANG OF THEIS DRAPE Ø HE FRONT AND BACK DRAPES ARE PLUMB (NO TWIST) Ø Side seam align with the dress from side seam. Ø Shoulder seam lay on the shoulder seam of the dress from. NOTE: - If the drape hangs incorrectly, this usually indicates that the shoulder and back neck area need to be adjusted. This may result in a slightly larger (1/2”) back sleeve width PEGGED SKIRT The peg skirt makes hard line news usually for evening or format ware this skirt is flattering and quite feminism and usually departs out of soft pliable fabrics.
  35. 35. The peg skit is easily recognized by its following fullness over the hip area which is formed by dropping deep folds drawn into the waist line. At the same time the lower edge is drown back into the body allowing movement with case and freedom. A beautifully draped peg skirt depends largely on the skill of the drapes. THE PEG SKIRT PREPARING THE FABRIC 1. Measure the length (along the straight of grain) of the desired skirt of adds 6” ship of tear the fabric this length. 2. Measure the width along the cross grain 32” to determine the width of the fabric ship of tear the fabric at this width. NOTE: - When the drape is completed there will be a seam at the center front of a seam at center back, however, there will be no side seam. 3. Draw the center back grain line parallel to the grain line on the left side of the fabric. Press under. 4. Mark the center back waist position. From the top edge of the4 fabric measure down 3” (on the center back grain line) draw a waist line mark.
  36. 36. 1. On the center back grain line, measure down 7” from the waist line mark for the hip level. Draw a perfect cross grain. THE PEGED SKIRT DRAPING STEPS 1. Pin the center back grain line fold of the fabric on the center back position of the dress form. 2. Life of hold the top edge of the fabric, Pin the center front in this bias position to the dress form. NOTE: - This lifting process will maintain greater fullness at the waist level, of minimum fullness at the hem level. However, enough fullness at the hem level must be allowed for walking ease. If the skirt front is draped on a true bias, maximum waist line fullness is achieved. However if the center front is draped on a partial bias line, this would create less fullness at the waist line. Both methods are acceptable draping procedures. 3. To gather the fullness at the waist line, with a piece of will tape. Tie the fabric at the waist line. Evenly distribute the gathers. 4. Pleat the desired number of pleats at the waist line. At the same time, push down slightly on each pleat to help billow the fabric at the hip level. Also, slightly pull up the center front bias waist position.
  37. 37. NOTE: - pushing down and maintaining gathers (instead of pleats) will give a style variation if this very dramatic skirt. The number of pleats 9r darts of the amount of fullness desired is up to the individual designer. 1. Pin the pleats in place of remove the will tape. Mark key areas. - Waist line - Pleats - Hemline 2. Remove the fabric from the dress form of true up the drape. Add seam allowances and trim excess fabrics. Pin in the pleats and place drape back on the Dress from. Check for accuracy. Making all necessary corrections. THE BASIC NECKLINE COWL Cowls are draped on the bias, usually in lighter, finer fabrics to enhance a soft, harmonious look. A basic neckline cowl employee deep folds to create a variety of looks and woods .The deeper thee cowl can be used subtly or add imaginative to an otherwise low key garment. The drape should be done in the same quality of fabric as the finished garment. The basic neckline cowls / preparing the fabrics.
  38. 38. THE BASIC COWL NECKLIE /PREPARING THE FRBRIC PREPARING THE DRESS FORM Determine the desired neckline depth place a pin or the dress form at this neckline position. Also place a pin on each shoulder seam the width of the desired neckline. 1. Measure and cut a perfect square of soft fabric wide enough for an entire front or entire back bodice (about 34” square) NOTE – The drape should be done in the same quality of fabric as the finished garment. 2. Draw a true bias line diagonally across the piece of fabric. 3. To determine the neckline and facing are turn a corner of the fabric deep enough to reach from one shoulder pin to the other shoulder pin, add 3” for ease. THE BASIC COWL NECKLINE / DRAPING STEPS 1. Place the folded edge of the fabric on the dress form to drape the center front neckline position. Match the center
  39. 39. front bias line of the fabric to the center front neckline pin on the dress form. 2. Drape and pin the shoulder in to position by allowing the neckline cowl to fall in genteelly. Be sure to keep the center front bias line on the center front the dress form. 3. Lift and pleat each shoulder to form additional desired cowl drapes. NOTE: - Refer to the garment design to determine the no. of cowl drapes desired. 1. Clip the waist line fabric. Pin and drape the waist line, side seam and armhole area. 2. Mark key areas of the dress form on one side of the drape only. - Shoulder seam - Side seam - Waist line - Arm hole are and desired armhole shape. 3. True up the front cowl drape. Add seam allowance and trim excess fabric. At the neckline fold, determine the width of the desired neckline facing. Prim excess form check for accuracy make all necessary correction. 4. Refer to one of the basic back drapes to drape a back bodice desired. NOTE: – A low back neckline cannot be used because the drape will fall off the shoulder. Also the neckline shoulder area should match.
  40. 40. UNDER ARM / SIDE SEAM COWL The under arm/side seam cowl drape produces softly curved bias fold at the underarm seam. The fabric is placed on the true bias and is draped without a side seam. The under arm/side seam cowl is effective on a soft drape without working over done. It after design inspiration for soft and fluid fabric, crate a mood of easy elegance. UNDER ARM SIDE SEAM COWL / PREPARING THE FABRIC PREPARING THE DRESS FORM Determine the depth of the under arm cowl desired place a pin on the dress form at this under arm/side seam position. Also, the desired shoulder/ arm hole position. 1. Measure and cut a 36” square of soft fabric this will be enough fabric to drape a front of back waist seam design forming an under arm cowl. NOTE: - The drape should be done in the same quality of fabric. As the finished garments. 2. Draw a true bias line diagonally across the 36” piece of fabric. 3. Measure up 16” from the bottom edge on the bias line. At this position draw a perfect cross bias line. Turn the fabric on this line.
  41. 41. 1. Measure up 16” from the bottom edge on the bias line. At this position draw a perfect cross bias line. Turn the fabric on this line. UNDER ARM SIDE SEAM COWL /DRAPING STEPS 1. Pin the fabric on the dress form at the under arm side seam pin. Position & match the bias line at the fold line to the side seam pin & the dress form. 2. Drape the shoulder form the cowl by holding the fabric at the fold line fabric edge and swing the fabric up on to the shoulder’s place anchor pin’s at this shoulders position. NOTE: - It will be necessary to from pleats and the shoulder to help from clean even folds, the deeper the side seam cowl. 3. Clip the fabric on the side seam from the bottom & the bias line, up to the waist line. Pin the bias line & the fabric to the side seam/waist position & the dress form. 4. Smooth and drape the fabric past the center frontline will the grain of the fabric is parallel to the center from of the dress from.
  42. 42. 1. Arm cowl fold line determines the width & shaped of the desired facing amount. Smooth and drape the fabric past the center back line will the cross grain of the fabric is parallel to the center back the dress form. 2. Clip of pin in place the waist line for the front of back. NOTE: - Another pleat will probably from at the shoulder. 3. Clip the front of back neck lines of drape in the shoulder. NOTE – Another pleat will probably from at the shoulder. 4. Mark key areas - Front of back - Center front - Center back - Front of back waist line - Shoulder of pleats 5. True up all lines. For truing up the shoulder, neckline, side seam & waist line area. Add seam allowance and bin excess fabric at the under

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