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 2 of the three-part work and builds on the skills learned in Part 1. It introduces intermediate skills including adding volume with pleats and gathers and handling complex curves. Draping projects include a skirt and blouse ensemble by Bill Blass, and a pant and knit top outfit by Nanette Lepore.
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.