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Did you know that the draping technique, or three-dimensional modeling, has the power to free you and help your creativity?

But then, if you fell for this parachute post I will explain what the draping technique is and how to work with it, it is also important to explain to you about the advantages of draping compared to flat modeling and of course, the history of draping in the fashion world, so that everything I tell you in this post makes sense! Come on?

draping or three-dimensional modeling is the technique where we make the clothes directly on a mannequin or the body of a client or model. It is a super old technique, since in human history it was common to wrap fabrics around the body, so this way of draping the fabric is considered a form of draping.

However, in the history of fashion, draping as a technique became widespread in the mid-1920s and 1930s with stylists Madeleine Vionnet and Germaine Émilie Krebs, known as Madame Alix Grès, both French.

By the way, here on the blog I have a post about an exhibition by Madeleine Vionnet that I visited in Paris, in 2009.

Well, but coming back, after the technique was disseminated thanks to the work of Vionnet and Madame Grès, draping became the official technique of French haute couture houses, since with it the pattern is perfect, the fit of the clothes is impeccable!

In fact, this is a rule imposed by the Haute Couture Trade Union Chamber, which regulates Maisons. So much so that the union itself has the draping course that enables professionals to work at Maisons, and it is the course I took and I tell you more details in this post here.

After talking a little about the history, it is common to ask the following question: is draping only used for party wear or fine clothes from haute couture houses?

The answer is no, since with the technique you can work with any mold and the technique is suitable for those who are starting in the fashion area and who want to learn how to model their pieces in a practical, intuitive and of course , wants to get the mold right the first time, without having to do numerous tests!

In addition, draping is an excellent technique for those who want to learn more about sewing as a hobby for themselves and their family. I see countless students who take my online course for this purpose, and who then share the results in our VIP area of ​​the course.

Another common question among those who want to learn draping and still don't have the dummy, is if you can learn the technique without the dummy, is that possible? Yes, because I have numerous students who attend my course classes or follow my free youtube content and still don't have a mannequin. Many study miniatures, dolls, other people, or even begin studying theory and basic concepts.

In addition, it is possible to take classes with a sewing mannequin, which is super accessible. You can find it for less than R$100.00 and many students and followers also use it and manage to make their pieces, with great success!

The cool thing is that with draping you will understand, once and for all, how to model any piece and you will have the knowledge and tools necessary to make your creation a reality, without depending on the knowledge of another professional, be it a model maker or seamstress.

Your creations will be perfect to the body without the need for rework, increasing your profitability by avoiding wasting time, material and money when having to make several adjustments and tests, and with the screen plan you will be able to replicate the same mold for different sizes through the mold gradation.

And one of my favorite parts is that you'll have draping as your greatest ally to overcome moments of creative block, which is very common among designers and stylists, since visualizing a blank sheet of paper is often very intimidating, isn't it? same?

There are numerous advantages to list here, but to finish, I think it is important to emphasize that you will no longer depend on ready-made molds to create your pieces, whether purchased or from magazines and with draping you will use modeling as a differential of your pieces or even improve the models you already know how to do and like!

As I already mentioned, you won't waste any more time trying to do the modeling through a technique that doesn't bring the results you expect, and the best, you'll be able to visualize, in real time and even during the modeling, how the part is getting the modeling!

Imagine how it feels to be able to take all your creations off paper? Because with draping you will be able to do any and all modeling!

And if by chance you still have doubts if the technique is for you, know that it is for everyone, whether for those who already work with sewing and modeling and want to improve even more their development process and their pieces, for those who don't want to depend on ready-made templates, and want to take your creations off the paper and stand out


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