Draping Period Costumes
3. Cut a piece of muslin as long as the womanâ€™s shoulder-to-floor measurement plus twelve inches. Use one-half the width of the muslin. Measure in seven inches to draw the CB seam from the top edge down to the level of the hips (approximately shoulder to waist plus eight inches). Press in a three-inch-deep inverted box pleat and pin it at theÂ top. 4. Drape the CB seam down to the pleat. Drape the neckline. Drape the shoulder seam until the center of the shoulder seam; add one-quarter inch of ease. Create a princess seam beginning at the center of the shoulder seam. When you reach hip level, ease the line into the SOG.