Natalie Drapes With Knits

After students have gone through a couple of classes and begin to understand the nature of patternmaking and how it relates to construction, they usually want to go in for a little draping.

When we dive into the world of draping, we don’t just jump.  Baby steps.  You want to start simple and then build from there.  This does two things: it keeps you from getting overwhelmed and frustrated and it makes your first project more likely to succeed.

Natalie started off classes with a basic velvet skirt, then moved on to knits and learned a little more about patternmaking, and then she draped this great cowl-neck shift in a heavy double-knit.

See, when you take your time and really think things through your are much more likely to succeed.

Check her out:

Natalie's Draping project

A really well draped cowl!

We are especially proud of how well the facing and finishing details were taken care of.  The arms and neckline are really well formed.

One response to “Natalie Drapes With Knits”

  1. Very nice indeed!

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