Title Draping: The Complete Course
Author Karolyn Kiisel
Publisher Laurence King Publishing Ltd.
Starting with the basics of choosing and preparing the mannequin for draping, the book advances through pinning,trimming and clipping, and creating shape using darts and tucks, to adding volume using pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advance skills include how to use support elements such as shoulder pads, under layers and petticoats, and how to handle bias draping. The book culminates with a chapter on improvising skills.
Each skill and technique throughout the book is explained with step-by-step photographs and the drawing the bring the art of creating womenswear in three dimensions of life.