Ok, you may recall my August 9th post where I mentioned I'd be taking the initiative to teach myself how to Drape. Well I'm all ready to get started.
Here's my textbook........
This is a textbook from 2008 and is great. But I REALLY want Connie Crawford's 2012 The Art of Fashion Draping textbook. I REALLY ( a thousand times over) want it!!! The pictures and diagrams are even clearer and there's loads of extra helpful tidbits. I hope I can get it in the next couple of months and can pick up my lessons using it.
I already have the First 10 Topics/ lessons all organized beginning with the contents of chapter 4. They will be as follows:
Lesson 1 Basic Front Bodice Drape
Lesson 2 Basic Back Bodice Drape
Lesson 3 Convert Front & Back Bodice Drapes to Pattern
Lesson 4 Basic Skirt Drape Front
Lesson 5 Basic Skirt Drape Back
Lesson 6 Fit analysis, true front/back bodice/ convert front/back drapes to pattern
Lesson 7 Draft Basic Sleeve
Lesson 8 Determine cap ease & notch placements
Lesson 9 Make Sleeve adjustments & pattern corrections
Lesson 10 Facings
(BTW, after these basic lessons things will begin to intensify. Dart manipulation lessons will follow.)
I won't assign a date to these lessons. Instead I'll take them on as my schedule permits. I hope to at least get in 1 to 2 a week but with my personal and client sewing that may not always be possible. Of course I will do a post regarding each lesson. Gotta keep you guys up to speed on my progress!
I'm pretty excited!!! I know understand how designs are made will help me with my sewing and creating my own designs (I've got a few sketches of ideas thus far). I'll start with Lesson 1 the Basic Front Bodice Drape this week after I pick up some muslin. I also need to finish a peplum top for myself. Lots going on. Wish me luck!!!