2nd October 2019


What is a drape in clothing?

A draped garment is a garment that is made of an entire piece of cloth; pieces are not cut away as in a fitted garment. It can be held to the body by means of pins, fibulae, clasps, sashes or belts, tying, or friction and gravity alone. Many draped garments are one-piece garments.

Keeping this in consideration, what is the drape of a fabric?

Fabric drape is the ability of a fabric (circular specimen of known size) to deform when suspended under its own weight in specified conditions [1-3]. Fabric drape along with lustre, colour, texture, etc. defines fabric and garment appearance.

What is draping pattern?

Fashion draping is an important part of fashion design. Draping for fashion design is the process of positioning and pinning fabric on a dress form to develop the structure of a garment design. After draping, the fabric is removed from the dress form and used to create the sewing pattern for the garment.

What does high drape mean?

A fabric with good drape is very flowy, meaning that is hangs straight down in many small creases and folds. When placed over a body part or any other object, it clings to it, showing the form of what's below it. Silk, satin and chiffon are a few of the fabrics which almost always have high drape.
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