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Written for fashion design, apparel, and patternmaking students and professionals, this user-friendly bestseller teaches the different methods and principles involved in draping fabric on a dress form. The Art of Fashion Draping, 4th Edition, is organized from basic to advanced topics and includes a wide variety of styles. More than 500 new two-color illustrations reflect current designs and visually spell out every step of the draping process.


  • Step-by-step draping instructions and illustrations
  • Objectives listing techniques covered in each chapter
  • Checklists to evaluate and analyze designs
  • Cross-referencing of techniques across chapters

New to This Edition

  • Two-color design highlighting each draping step
  • A new chapter on fitting methods that explains how to evaluate garments and correct common problems
  • Updated and expanded chapters on pants and knits
  • Added intermediate and advanced design variations that integrate contemporary designs with time-tested classics

Instructor's Guide Available.