Welcome to a new draping class, in today’s class, I am going to teach you how to drape the bodice block from the mannequin.
As I explained to you in the introductory class, draping is another way of making patterns, but instead of doing it flat, draping is making patterns in 3D.
In today’s class, I am going to teach you how to make the bodice block from a mannequin and for this, we are going to start putting the necessary guides on our mannequin.
After adding the guides we are going to have to prepare the fabric to be able to use it when draped, I already taught you this in the previous class.
We are going to start by draping the front pattern, already adding ease to certain areas.
At the end of the class, we will add more ease, but it is important to add ease to the bust line from the beginning.
Draping is taught after learning flat pattern making so that you can understand what is happening at all times.
For example, if you haven’t seen the class on corrective darts, you may not understand bust or underbust ease.
Then we will go on to drape the back pattern with a shoulder dart.
To finish we will transfer the patterns from the fabric to paper and transform them.
Remember that all mannequins are not suitable for doing these types of techniques, so check what type of mannequin you have at your disposal.
It is very important to make toile (prototypes) whenever we make patterns to make sure they are perfect and modify what can be improved.
As always, if you have any questions about today’s class, you can send me an email through your account, in the support section.
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If you are lucky enough to have a mannequin, I am going to ask you to make the bodice block from your mannequin for today’s class.
You already know that you can use a real size mannequin (of any size) or a half-scale mannequin
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