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Art of Fashion Draping Hardcover – November 1, 1988

ISBN-13: 978-0870056345 ISBN-10: 0870056344 Edition: Third Printing 1992

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 307 pages
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books; Third Printing 1992 edition (November 1988)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870056344
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870056345
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 8.9 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,431,096 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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144 of 147 people found the following review helpful By allison taylor on March 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
Excellent intro for novice sewers as a text, or experienced sewers wanting to learn draping skills. Covers tools/equipment, terms/elements of draping, the basic bodice/skirt/shift/sleeve, princess bodice/dress, skirt variations, pants, sleeve and armhole variations, collars, cowl necks, yoke variations, knits, and a few intermediate fashion features like sculptured pleats, bias, boned bustier, ruffles/flounces/gathering, and peplums. To follow the exercises, you must have a dress form (preferrably professional) to work with. But with numbered steps giving a very simplified process, and the very clear and numerous b/w diagrams, you should be able to teach yourself the rudiments of draping unless you are also a beginner at sewing. As a veteran sewer and novice draper, I received this as a textbook for my first draping class and appreciated it as a reference. But it's no substitute for a beginning sewing class. I would strongly recommend this for home sewers ready to move beyond commercial patterns or for first year fashion students.
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47 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Jessica Stanton on February 26, 2006
Format: Paperback
Good information in general, but there a lot of instructions that are unclear and/or EXTREMELY poorly edited (spelling/grammar mistakes etc). The book itself is not good quality and pages are already starting to fall out of my barely-month-old copy.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kristen D. Butler on March 21, 2011
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I have been around sewing all my life and I wanted to branch into draping because I end up redesigning all the patterns I get anyway. 3 dimensional art makes so much more sense to me over 2 dimensional art (draping vs flat patterns). I recognized Connie's name from scouring pattern books and hunting for online information and so when I saw this book and it was so much cheaper than the rest of the books on the subject, I bought it. It seems like a very good introductory course, complete with glossary terms and great illustrations. My only complaint is that there are a few slight typos in the book, some that I have found and some that the former owner found (who, by the way, obviously had this book as a textbook for a class on the subject) and so it seems like they should have proofread the final version a little better before publishing. Also, the seller I got the book from didn't include the fact that there was writing in the book, they only had "good" listed under condition.

Anyway, I recommend this book for anyone looking to get started in draping that doesn't want to spend a fortune. Connie covers the basics and has good glossaries. The only other thing i would add is that for draping like this to work, you must have a custom dressform and the instructions on the Threads website for a paper mache form are very good and cheap to execute. The cellulose insulation for making the mache is $5 for a giant cube of it.
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By L. Waltrip on December 27, 2013
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Lots of good information on fashion draping! I will use this book over and over again. glad I purchased it
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