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    Sep 16, 2011, 12.56 AMby ashchaser

    Thank you so much! As for the draping, two questions: is this form adjustable? does it have princess seams? I’ve learned that you can drape from almost any form, as long as you can pin the heck out of everything and keep it very neat. Also use a mock fabric to start with, because the first version is usually going to be pretty rough! Just start doing your thing, use a pencil to mark everything, pleats, seam allowance, absolutely everything, and do not make it super tight (especially if it is a woven). Then unpin the pieces, press them, and transfer them to paper. If you want to skip the paper pattern you could go ahead and sew up the mock fabric, but sometimes having that copy comes in handy. If you do plan to make a paper copy, and your design is not asymmetrical you could always just drape half of the form, and remember to cut on the fold (this simply saves fabric). I hope some of this helps!