Draping: The Complete Course

Karolyn Kiisel


Covering beginner draping to more advanced techniques, this new series of master classes from bestselling author Karolyn Kiisel provides a complete course. Projects include dresses, skirts, trousers and jackets, highlighting key fashion garments from the runway to the red carpet and iconic costumes from films such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In the Mood for Love.

Starting with the basics of preparing the dress form and fabric, the book advances through pinning, trimming and clipping, and creating shape using darts and tucks, to adding volume using pleats and gathers, and handling complex curves. Advanced skills include how to use support elements such as shoulder pads, under layers and petticoats, and how to handle bias draping.

Each exercise and project throughout the book is explained with step-by-step photographs and line drawings that bring to life the art of creating fashion in three dimensions.

Creator Bio

Karolyn Kiisel is currently teaching costume at the historic Theater Academy of Los Angeles City College, California, and taught in the fashion department at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles for over twenty years. Her fashion designs have been sold internationally, and her costume work has appeared widely on screen and stage.

Price £50.00
Format Paperback / softback
Publication Date 27 July 2020
Pages 368
Height 300mm
Width 220mm
ISBN-13 9781786272317