This handy studio reference teaches draping, drafting, and drawing the way they are practiced in the industry: by integrating them throughout the creative process. Integrating Draping, Drafting, and Drawing illustrates the design process, encompassing sketch and garment pattern development, and creates bridges between studio methods and design illustration. Chapters are presented as hands-on learning experiences with lessons that mimic classroom demonstrations. Step-by-step photographs portray the draping process in a sculptural way rather than using illustrations, which cannot truly depict the response of fabric draped on a dress form. Throughout the book, instructions for producing patterns and slopers—skirts, bodices, necklines and collars, and sleeves—are presented, along with variations, so that students will be able to drape, draft, and draw complete garments. The concluding chapter of the book is devoted to drawing exercises based on the work of 20th century designer Donald Brooks.
Drawing basics interwoven throughout the book, with an emphasis on understanding body lines in relation to the dress form and proportion
Glossary and supply lists within the first chapter to familiarize students with the tools and technical terms they will need to master
Clear presentation of the steps of draping, drafting, and drawing for design practitioners which also gives merchandisers and other fashion professionals an overview of the process
Tools and Supplies
Necklines and Collars
Instructors and Students:
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has taught courses on design concepts, fashion illustration, model drawing, and fashion portfolio in the fashion design departments at the Fashion Institute of Technology and Parsons School of Design. She is the author of numerous books on fashion illustration, model drawing, and rendering.
, MSEd, is an instructor at Parsons the New School for Design and teaches Studio Methods and Couture Design Studio courses. Specializing in the technical disciplines of fashion design and altering clothes, she presented papers on the subject to the Sewing Guild of Berks County, PA and the Costume Society of America (CSA) of which she is a member. She curated a retrospective exhibit featuring the work of fashion designer, Donald Brooks, and produced a related online publication about the designer. She earned Masters of Education in Supervision and Administration in the Visual Arts from Bank Street College of Education.