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The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Ed

The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Ed
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Connie's note:
The newest edition of The Art of Fashion Draping is completed and ready. This book is absolutely breathtaking. All 1500 illustrations have been redrawn and updated for today's fashion look. It is in color to help the illustration give the draping information more clearly. I added many new projects to this new edition, resulting in adding 100 pages. Yes, the book is now a whopping 510 pages. Come take a look; it is really a piece of art.

Book Description:
An invaluable teaching tool for fashion design, apparel, and patternmaking students and professionals, this user-friendly bestseller teaches the different methods of -- and principles involved in -- draping fabric on a dress form. The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Edition is organized from basic to advanced topics and includes a wide variety of styles. A wealth of two-color how-to illustrations, updated for the 4th edition to reflect current fashion, visually spell out every step of the draping and pinning process.

©2012, 512 pp., 9 x 12, softcover, two color

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  • Chapter Objectives
  • Step-by-step draping instructions
  • Checklists to evaluate and analyze designs
  • Cross-referencing of techniques across chapters to help the beginner student

New to this Edition:
  • Two-color design highlights what to do at each draping step
  • Updated intermediate and advanced design variations that integrate contemporary designs with time-tested classics
  • More than 500 all new technical and fashion illustrations
  • Updated and expanded chapters on pants and knits

Book Contents


Introduction to Draping
  • Draping Principles and Skills
  • The Dress Form, Tools, and Terminology

Basic Foundation Patterns
  • The Basic Bodice
  • The Basic Fitted Skirt
  • Sleeves
  • Torso/Blouse Block and Basic Shift Silhouettes

Intermediate Techniques
  • Bodice and Blouse Designs
  • Designing with Circular Flounces and Ruffles
  • Princess Designs
  • Dartless Designs
  • Kimono and Raglan Designs
  • Skirt Designs

Advanced Techniques
  • Pants
  • Knit Designs
  • Collar and Neckline Designs
  • Jacket Silhouettes and Collar/Lapel Designs
  • Cowl Designs
  • Casual Dress Designs
  • Formal Dress Designs
  • Fitting Methods