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I bought that book you reccommended ^^ and I must say it is good. Am a bit impatient for for patternmaking tho so my next step is getting a dress form to practice more of my draping.

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I found starting with standard pattern blocks so tedious and it really got on my nerves. I really struggled at uni with this until my final year when I had a new patterncutting tutor, he looked at my designs, grabbed some random fabric on the floor and started pinning it on the stand and showing me how to do it. It was such a revelation to me! I quickly figured out I worked a lot faster and got my ideas across quicker when I draped them.. and that is how I continue to do my patterns. Although, it is a pain transferring your draped garment, into an actual pattern! Howeer, most of my graduate fashion collection didn't even have patterns, I made pretty much all of it on the stand with the actual fabric.

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i think the nice thing about knowing how to draft patterns than draping is that you can make clothes for yourself ...

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Yes that's absolutely true!

Although I think a little bit of knowledge from both areas is important. If I knew nothing about drafting patterns, I don't think I would be able to transfer my draped design into an accurate pattern to be repeated.

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Can anyone show some examples of things that can only be done with draping?
Or at least would be harder to do, using the drafting method

I was surprised when I found out a cowl neck can be drafted

Also this top's drapes and gathers at the neck are also drafted

(marni.com)

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