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