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Book Review: Drape Drape

While the crafting of flat patterns in fashion design lends a feeling of architecture to the creative process, draping becomes a sculptural activity. An art form in and of itself, draping requires working with the fabric, directing its flow and coaxing its shape with your hands. Taking a draped piece and translating it into a pattern always yields interesting results and is not always for the faint of heart.

Where the Pattern Magic series left off, guiding readers in creating feats of extreme shapes in fashion, the Drape Drape series continues, sharing the patterns behind the sumptuous, sculptural designs. The original Drape Drape, now in English, offers 17 fashionable and achievable designs and Drape Drape 2 is on the way with 14 more designs for tops, dresses, skirts, vests and jackets. The books offer easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and diagrams that guide the reader through the draping process. Each book contains two folded patterns at the back.

These books provide inspiring ideas and highly practical techniques for anyone wanting to learn about the art of draping. Before you know it, you’ll be looking at fabric and clothing in a whole new light.

Imagery via Exhibitions International & Lula Louise


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