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This video captures the basics before you read about them, so check back often! I hope this is enough depth to explain my process, and enjoy the world of draping!

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    Jun 17, 2016, 04.40 AMby jennhoff03

    I LOVE this! I have wanted to try it forever, and you make it look semi-doable!! :) I am wondering what the next step is. Now do you cut out a lining in the same shape as the base, and sew it right on top, making a “chiffon sandwich”? And then flip it inside-out? If I know what to do next, I think I might actually go for it! Thank you so much for everything you’ve posted!

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    Nov 3, 2013, 06.07 AMby Keira Wu

    What fabric did you use for the base (on top of the muslin)? I am also using polyester chiffon for the overlay and I want to keep it light, but sturdy. I’ve read in some places that charmeuse or georgette is good. Thanks!

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    Dec 25, 2012, 05.28 PMby Anna E

    Thank you for the very useful tutorial. I used it for draping the bodice of my wedding dress and with some slight adjustments (I pinned the fabric to the side seam on dress form and draped it towards the top front of the bodice) it turned out to be very effective. Thanks again!

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    Nov 6, 2012, 07.21 AMby woman

    Thank you for sharing, I’ve always wanted to learn how to drape! Will be trying it soon! :)

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    Jan 2, 2012, 01.21 AMby MustachedMonster

    Trying this once I get my bodice sewn up :D

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    May 27, 2011, 08.40 PMby adnama

    Fantastic teacher!! Well done on your dress, would love to see the finished product. Also you really should go into teaching, you are very interesting in your explanations. I have recently made a simple wedding dress for my sister with the same draping in the bodice (first time of this for me too). Worked out well i will have to put a picture up one day! Keep in touch.

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    May 18, 2011, 05.58 PMby aleah

    Wait, so what do you do when you are about to remove the basting stitches? Like how do you sew over the basting stitches, and not make it look weird? Do you turn the dress… or… what? Oooh, and are you finished with this dress now? :) Would love to see some pictures!

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      May 18, 2011, 11.50 PMby joboenvogue

      Ha, the dress is almost done! As for your question: once you baste your seam, you can sew your pieces together permanently (for me, that’s the top of my dress to its lining, and the bottom of the bodice to the skirt). Sew these seams just like regular, with a normal seam allowance. Just go slow. After that your draping isn’t going anywhere! Now you’re free to remove the basting stitches and your draping looks perfect. Hope this helps!

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    May 12, 2011, 07.24 AMby Max Hernandez

    this is great thanx for sharing will def be giving draping a try

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    Apr 27, 2011, 07.44 AMby alicefeurtey

    This is fascinating and it looks quite less scary than I thought it would. Thank you so much for sharing !

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