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This is from my own experience with draping, so it's only going to be advice for people like me who had to figure it out on their own! But my final product was beautiful, and so I thought I'd share my techniques for draping. NOTE: in this project I AM using polyester chiffon. Gross, I know, but I needed to due to budget and contest requirements, but it still looks fantastic, so don't be afraid!

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Polyester chiffon, Dupioni

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    Nov 5, 2013, 03.03 AMby Keira Wu

    What fabric did you use for the base (on top of the muslin)? I am also using chiffon as the overlay and want to keep it light. I have read that you can use charmeuse or georgette, but aren’t those heavy? Thanks!

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    Feb 7, 2013, 04.45 PMby Nessy Hui

    This looks awesome! Which pattern is it? I’m not quite sure how to draft a pattern piece like this.

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    May 31, 2011, 05.07 PMby prettyfascinated

    This looks great! I really want to try it out!

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    Apr 25, 2011, 06.05 PMby joen

    Great job, I will put this on my list of things to try.

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    Apr 17, 2011, 06.36 AMby kana

    thanks for a great tip! man, I need to get a torso…!

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    Apr 16, 2011, 05.28 AMby vestiphobia

    Well good! You were probably close then… I know how that ‘running out of fabric and just making it work’ thing goes… I have a dress doing that right now haha. But it really looks nice!

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    Apr 15, 2011, 02.14 AMby vestiphobia

    I’m just curious, did you cut the fabric on the bias? It does help the folds lay nicer and allows you more give to get the pleats right. But you are definitely right on the foundation, a good foundation is necessary! Good tutorial:)

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      Apr 15, 2011, 08.30 PMby joboenvogue

      Thanks! I hate to admit this, but I actually don’t know whether I cut the piece on the bias or not. I was running out of fabric and just needed to make it work at that point! But if I remember correctly, it was [somewhat] close to a 45 degree angle when I was working with it.

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