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Getting Started

down. Now you can pin the bottom of the line to the dress form assured that it is on the SOG.

8. Smooth out the cross-grain line in both directions, parallel to the floor. Pin the side seam and then armhole to the dress form; you will need to clip into the armhole in the same way that you clipped the neckline. Pin the outer half of the shoulder seam, meeting the other half at the top of the princess seam. 7. Next, drape the SF piece. Because your twodimensional piece of muslin has been pinned to a three-dimensional object, everything not within those pins has been thrown off grain. Therefore, your focus will be on realigning the SOG of the muslin with gravity. In other words, you want your SOG to be perpendicular to the floor. Using a new piece of muslin approximately the same size as the first, draw the SOG line in the center and a cross-grain line half way down. Pin the top and bottom of the SOG line to the dress form between the SF seam and the side seam. Make sure that the SOG line is perpendicular to the floor. If you are unsure about this, first pin the top of the line; then pin a weight to the bottom of the line and let it hang

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Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

Draping Period Costumes: Classical Greek to Victorian  

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