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The Art of Fashion Draping, 5th Ed

The Art of Fashion Draping, 5th Ed
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The Book

Written for fashion design, apparel, and patternmaking students and professionals, this step-by-step guide to draping fabric on a dress form teaches skills and techniques needed to develop creative patterns. The Art of Fashion Draping, 5th Edition, is organized from basic to advanced projects and includes a wide variety of styles--from the basic bodice to bias-cut gowns. More than 1400 two-color illustrations reflect current designs and visually spell out every step of the draping process.

  • Step-by-step draping instructions and clear line drawings highlighting each draping step
  • Checklists to evaluate and analyze designs
  • Cross-referencing of techniques across chapters

New to This Edition
  • New user-friendly lay-flat binding makes the book easier to use while draping garments
  • Added intermediate and advanced design variations that integrate contemporary designs with time-tested classics such as a new off-shoulder sleeve design and peplum design
  • Now includes metric measurements within the chapter instructions
  • Enhanced chapters include: Additional explanation on how to finish off flounce edges, added waistband sections at the end of the skirt and pants chapters and illustrating practice items end of each chapter.