Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Draping Assignment ("Love" pink seersucker..... not really)

Bias cut dresses have been very popular ever since early 1900's, and 1930's were considered the bias decade. Bias refers to the diagonal direction of any woven fabric, which has the best drapability out of any other directions. Dresses made out of bias cuts are very flattering and accentuates the curves of the body.

This was my first draping assignment, after much growing pain, I am happy with the results. This one shoulder self-tie mini dress fits a size 8 dress form. Pink seersucker wasn't very inspiring (really, you know what I mean), but somehow it reminded me of sailors. I thought this fabric will be best used in a more junior/youthful design. The cut-outs in the back reveal the shoulder blades, which I think are very interesting.

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