What is Draping on a Dress Form?

 

Draping is the art of manipulating fabric directly on the dress form or body to make sewing patterns.  You can either drape fabric directly onto the dress form or have a fitting buddy drape patterns directly onto your body. 

 

The art of draping can be learned easily with the use of either fabric or tissue draping from sewing patterns like Vogue Patterns, McCall's, Butterick. Simplicity or other Independent Pattern Companies. Click on any of the lesson pictures below to see more!

 

Tissue Draping from commercial patterns is the very best way to achieve perfect pattern fitting.

If you haven't draped a sewing pattern before, you are really in for a treat!

 

All draping classes range from beginner to advanced.
 

Draping Classes for Beginners (Bodice)


Each video below is presented in the order in which it should be seen from top left to right to bottom.  Each video gradually increases your knowledge as you watch them.

Clone Yourself a Dress Form Double
Clone Yourself a Dress Form Double

How to make a DIY custom dressform mannequin with duct tape.

Dress Form Cover and Style Lines
Dress Form Cover and Style Lines

How to make a dress form cover with style lines for your sewing patterns.

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Bodice Draping
Bodice Draping

Learn how to drape a bodice on a custom dress form.

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