I’m taking a draping course, and since we’re still just a few weeks into the semester, we are mostly working on exercises. Bias, cowl, midriff, knits.. we’ll cover them all eventually. Right now we’re doing twists, and I had a lot of fun today playing around with this dusty blue-green-grey silk fabric.
There are several different kinds of twists to be made in garments; some require cutting into the material, some are made up by two rectangles looped and intertwined, and some are made by combining patternpieces at the paper stage, and twisting the fabric piece where they were joined (Karin at Ancien Nouveau shows how).
I tried to include as many twists into this excercise as possible, and it was a lot of fun! It’s also a lot more layered and drapey than what I usually come up with, but at the same time, it’s a look I really really like. Mmmm, I like these fabric play dates!