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Draping Period Costumes

5. The neckline should intersect with the CF at a right angle. Smooth the muslin up toward the shoulder. Note: You want the muslin to lie flat against the dress form; smooth out any bulges or pulls. Keeping the smooth fit, pin along the shoulder seam of the dress form from the neckline to the princess seam of the dress form.

4. Pin along the neckline from the CF point to the shoulder seam, clipping toward the seam as you go.

6. Following the side front (SF) princess seam of your dress form (you may have to search to find it if you have padded up your dress form), pin from the shoulder seam down to the waist seam at intervals of approximately two inches. Smooth out the muslin as you go. If you find that the muslin isn’t lying flat, unpin it and try again. Next, pin along the waistline from CF to the princess seam. Cut off the remaining muslin approximately one inch away from your pins at all seams. Congratulations! You have draped the CF piece of your sloper.

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Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

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