Draping and Design
This is an Adobe pdf of Draping and Designing with Scissors and Cloth, an instructional booklet from the Woman’s Institute of Domestic Sciences. The book features articles, and patterns on creating garments using the draping method. Note that the 23 projects given in this book do not have pattern pieces, they are all created with dimensions and draping. Enjoy the beautiful vintage images and be inspired by the vintage sewing advice.
Simple Draping Without Cutting – with instructions for negligee
Draping With Two Straight Lengths
Draping Kimono-Sleeve Dresses – with instructions for dress with Egyptian effect, apron effect, cascade drape and dress with bordered material.
Draping Set-In Sleeves – with instructions for a coat dress and straight-line dress
Draping Basque Dresses – with instructions for youthful basque dress and close-fitting basque dress
Draping Tiered and Tunic Dresses – with instructions for afternoon tunic frock, evening tunic frock, straight-line tunic dress, straight-line dress with side tunics, straight-line dress with side draped tunic, basque dress with tunic
Crosswise and Irregular Drapes – with instructions for close-fitting afternoon dress, draped dance frock, draped dinner gown.
Draping Capes, Coats and Shawls – with instructions for sleeveless wrap with cape, utility wrap, draped evening wrap, straight-line service coat
Varied Types of Collar Drapes – with instructions for rolled collars, flat collars, shawl collars, cape collars, bib collars, high-neck collars and bias collars
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Amy Barickman, is founder and CCO (Chief Creative Officer) at Indygo Junction, a pattern and book publishing company founded in 1990 to showcase the work of leading fabric and needle arts designers. With her keen eye for design, Amy spotted the emerging vintage art movement and collected an impressive archive of vintage ephemera. So, on the heels of Indygo Junction’s success, Amy founded The Vintage Workshop to create products that allow crafters online access to timeless vintage artwork, as well as original collage, and printables .
Her love of sewing and passion for vintage led Amy to discover The Women’s Institute and it’s founder Mary Brooks Picken. Inspired by the work of Mrs. Picken, Amy published Vintage Notions: An Inspirational Guide to Needlework, Cooking, Sewing, Fashion & Fun, which share vintage projects, inspiring essays, 12 sewing patterns and holiday gift and decorating ideas.
Keep up with Amy on her blog, AmyBarickman.com/blog where she chronicles her research into the world of vintage design, everyday inspiration and her life as a designer. She also shares vintage inspired projects and free vintage images.