A-Z Fashion Terms D



Draping is another way to draft a pattern, except muslin and a dress form are used. The draping technique is used for making the patterns for ball gowns, haute couture, or garments that are very fitted. You can actually use this technique to draft any type of pattern. Personally, I used both techniques, it just depends on what I’m designing. Below you can find some examples of draping.

The images below are some of my work from the past.

Dress form is the proper term used in the industry. Some call it a mannequin, which is not the same thing or the correct term. A basic dress form usually doesn’t have legs, has a soft, canvas like exterior, collapsable shoulders, and seam lines.

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