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You need a strong foundation for a house, and it goes the same with clothing, especially for when you're hanging an entirely different piece of fabric onto your clothing. If your base isn't strong enough, the whole piece will flop over! I decided to underline my bodice with muslin first--that way my dress will be able to hold up the skirt, the draping, and so on. Unless you're already using a very sturdy fabric, I'd seriously consider underlining it. Pin your foundation piece to your dress form. [NOTE: it'll be hard to drape without one of these--even my horridly lopsided dummy worked wonders!]

Now, onto the draping!

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    Jan 9, 2012, 01.39 PMby Smiley100

    Thank you very much! Now i understand you!! Thanks!!

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    Jan 8, 2012, 10.47 AMby Smiley100

    Yes, that’s what I mean! I’m sorry that you couldn’t understand it! It is very complicated if you have to describe something in English that is hard to describe even in German. And through your reply I learned the word “attach”!

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      Jan 8, 2012, 09.14 PMby joboenvogue

      Awesome! Sewing terms are hard to translate, I’m sure! In the simplest terms: I draped the front and the back serparately, then sewed the two together. The draping wasn’t continual all the way around, and there are two seams on the sides where the front and the back meet. I tried to make the draping meet symmetrically at the seams to make it look nicer. I hope this helps, and much love from the US!

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    Jan 7, 2012, 03.31 PMby Smiley100

    How did you put the back at the draped part? Can you give me an advice? Thank you!

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      Jan 7, 2012, 08.35 PMby joboenvogue

      Hey there! I don’t know if I completely understand your question. Do you mean how did I attach the back to the draped part? Let me know—I’d love to give you some advice!

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