Cutting and Draping Party and Eveningwear: Pattern Cutting for Special Occasion Clothes
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When you want to dress up, this is the complete guide to creating special-occasion clothes--party dresses and evening wear. With step-by-step instructions, Dawn Cloake explains how to develop basic design blocks for a wide range of garments, and then mix and match the elements to make something that's truly unique. She includes tips on combining pattern-cutting with modeling techniques and working with stretch fabrics. Design elements include: Sleeveless, backless, strapless, wrapover, ruched, draped, and asymmetrical bodices Flare, full, close-fit, and fishtail skirts Set-in, close-fitting, and short sleeves Yoked, tapered, and high-waisted trousers Jersey, Empire-line, bias-cut, paneled, backless, and strapless dresses Low, wide, draped, and plunging necklines
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