#ThrowbackThursday to a draping class project from summer 2017. I had made quick progress through the class and the instructor let me play with knits and draping cowls. I love the back the most. The front is OK. Considering how everything else is at a 45-degree angle, the almost 90-degree angle at the front is … More Bonus Draping Project – A Cowl Neck Shirt
To reCAP, (get it…cuz sleeve cap…eh?) I signed up for a series of draping classes this spring through the Seattle-based New York Fashion Academy. I have been sewing clothes and costumes for seven years, and all the while draping remained a mystery. Sure I could pin fabrics to my dress form and approximate a garment, … More Draping III – New Skills Up My Sleeves
Draping II was all about collars and lapels. I felt more at ease in front of the dress form. Here are some photos from my recent class. Having done this, I know have an idea for how I could have better draped my collar for Jyn Erso’s shirt. After the notched lapel and collar, I … More Draping II – Pop your collar
In the second draping course at New York Fashion Academy we are draping a 6-gore skirt, tracing it onto a flat pattern, and then sewing it up to confirm that we have transferred all of the seam lines correctly. Gored skirts are not something I usually make. I think I tend to wear A-line or … More Draping II – the saga continues
Tuesday is fast becoming my favorite day of the week. Not only is is not-Monday, but it is draping day! The skills I am learning are basic but they open new creative doors every week. Draping Week 2 – Yoke and Gathers I am that student that always shows up early to class. But last … More Draping at New York Fashion Academy (continued)
One of my 2017 sewing goals was to explore a path to a career that uses my sewing and design skills. Today I took the first of many steps in expanding my sewing and garment design knowledge so that I can more adequately address that career question. The evening started with a great parking spot … More Draping I – Day 1
Facebook Memories reminded me that this used to be a thing I did on my blog, when I was inbetween finished projects. More recently Instagram has been one big “what’s on the mannequin” feed with bonus kitty pictures. Even so, I like this type of blog post, a little less manicured and thoughtfully planned out. … More What’s on the Mannequin?