Understanding draping allows complete freedom in garment design, but it is a difficult art to master. Chapters in this book deal with everything you need to know about this technique, including fabric types, grainlines, bias cutting, translating designs into patterns, making adjustments, constructing the lining, and finishing.
Teresa Gilewska has worked in fashion design for over 30 years, in France, China and Poland. In 1989 she set up her own studio in Paris where she worked until 2000. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge of design, particularly for the ready-to-wear market, and her books on pattern-making are a welcome addition to the literature of fashion.