Draping Period Costumes
12. Pin the SB seam of the skirt to the SB seam of the CB piece. When cutting, add one inch to each side of the seam for a pleat and a return. Even up the hem.
as one-half of his hip measurement. Draw the SOG line two inches in from the selvage edge of the muslin. Draw the cross-grain line four inches down from the top edge. Mark a point on the CF line one inch down from the top edge and pin the intersecting point to the CF waist. Pin the skirt to the waist seam of the top, pulling the CF SOG line outward to the side as you move around the waistline. This time the waist seam of the skirt will head downward as it moves around to the back. 3. Pin the SB seam of the skirt to the SB seam of the CB piece. When cutting, add one inch to each side of the seam for a pleat and a return. 4. Cut away the front edge of the skirt in a curve, to match the design, from the waist seam to the bottom of the SB seam.
Draping the MidNineteenth-Century Morning Coat 1. Follow directions for Frock Coat above through step #10. 2. Cut a piece of muslin as long as the man’s waistto-knee measurement plus two inches and as wide