"A day will come when the creativity inside of you will want to breathe on it's own! That's the day when you'll start Draping"
Okay sewing loves it's time to get started with the draping series! WOOHOOO! Yes today I'm posting four videos that will prepare you for Draping our Bodice Blocks. Remember last week we talked about preparation and how important building a solid foundation is to any garment. Well this week we are getting started with; (1) Knowing your Dressform, (2) Adding Guidelines to the Dressform, (3) Cutting & Blocking the Muslin and lastly (4) Adding the guideline markings to your muslin in preparation for draping.
All of these steps are important to the process and will prove to be key factors for beginners who have never draped a pattern before. For those of you who have draped but have never learned the proper way to do so, you may find some great nuggets of information included in the videos as well. I think one thing people often get hung up on is doing things one way and feeling it's the only way! UGH! Well I'm here to tell you there's more than one way to skin a cat in the fashion industry! Depending on the teacher school or whomever you learn from there may be some subtle differences of opinion but overall they all come back around to the basics. Trust me if you put them all in the same room together while they may all take different routes the outcome is usually the same! LOL so don't get caught up so much in the particulars as much as you should the overall concepts. Knowing why you need to do something is vital to you being able to expand your knowledge base beyond the basic blocks.
If you learn to take accurate measurements, learn how to follow your grain lines and accurately use the tools of the trade, then you've already won half the battle! So don't be overwhelmed before you've even started! Just relax let's have some fun and DRAPE THESE BLOCKS!
Head on over to the Video Page and watch Sessions 1-4 of the draping series! The video's will also be made available on youtube shortly.