It's very easy and fast!
Please,look at my first technique added(part1),pictures 1-15,how you must to drape the dressdummy with craftpaper.Then ,look at the picture 17,where you can observe that half part,marked by D.Now, you can use this half part, to make a princess seam bodice. The seam starts at the waist and ends at the shoulder.

Technique Materials

craft paper,marker,tape of fabric,scissors,adesive tape,ruler.

2 Comments Sign in to add a post

  • Missing

    May 28, 2010, 07.27 AMby lottatroublemaker

    WOW… I never tried draping paper. I just use really cheap fabric – gingham muslim for woven garments and a super cheap distressed velvet for jerseys (and sometimes remnants I know I won’t be using for other things). Sometimes I also just drape the final fabric. I usually transfer the pattern to paper later for storage, just because it takes so much less space. Draping is so much fun, such a much more creative process compared to using flat patterns! :)

    I have the most common style lines attached to my dress form at all times, as e.g. princess seam lines, bust/apex, waist, side seams etc. I used to use the standard 1/16" twill tape, but a while ago I changed to a somewhat flat cotton cord, which is much easier to feel with your finger through the draping fabric. With that in place, I real quickly mark e.g. the princess seam lines on my fabric. I added the style lines to my dress form as Mimi Goodwin shows in her video on YouTube, it was very useful since I hadn’t done it before.

    1 Reply
    • 0ce8d2b327c6c56060b906eb25692bd89d765a13_large

      May 30, 2010, 08.58 PMby hajnika

      Hi Lotta! I’m glad for your nice comment and I like that you are such a creative and passionate girl for sewing!

  • Main_picture_large

    Apr 25, 2010, 04.48 AMby 5294sandras

    Thanks for sharing. I have a special interest in learning how to drape and this is a different approach.

    1 Reply
    • 0ce8d2b327c6c56060b906eb25692bd89d765a13_large

      Apr 25, 2010, 02.57 PMby hajnika

      Hi! I’m glad you like this sharing and I hope it is helpful.

    • This is a question
  1. Sign in to add a post