SOF- Creation of Sapphire attire show
Aug 14, 2019 GKFTII
Draping is the 3-dimensional process, used in the fashion industry, to create a pattern for a particular design. Designs can be draped in the actual end-use fabric or in a substitute fabric, but most often they are draped in a fabric known as muslin.
Muslin, plain-woven cotton fabric made in various weights. The better qualities of muslin are fine and smooth in texture and are woven from evenly spun warps and wefts, or fillings. They are given a soft finish, bleached or piece-dyed, and are sometimes patterned in the loom or printed.
Draping is an art and forms an important aspect of designing. When a garment is draped on a structure, it must express fall, fluidity and fold. Romans inherited the love of draping garments from the Etruscans and Greek culture. Since then draping has been followed as a costume tradition in the Roman culture.
Draping can be a tricky part of designing a garment but when appropriately applied it can bring out the best. There are numerous ways of achieving drapes in a garment. Some of the best examples of drapes are gathers, pleats, tucks and ruching. In a subject such as fashion designing, learning how to create different drapes can add immense beauty and style to a finished outfit.
Draping certainly adds an element of interest to any garment. Every designer must know the art of draping a garment to bring out the best design. If you want to highlight a particular area of a garment, then you can add pleats, gathers or tucks.
With draping, you can effortlessly transform a simple garment into an elegant one.
A hundred years ago, indigo symbolized colonial oppression. Now it marks high-end fashion products. Though the natural blue dye never lost its sheen, its production in India under the British saw a tremendous decline after the development of synthetic indigo dye by German chemist Adolf von Baeyer in 1878.
Though the process of turning green leaves into brilliant blue dye through fermentation has been practiced for thousands of years, it still feels magical. Most natural dye colors are derived from bark, berries, or leave that can be boiled down and dyed with—but the process of making blue dye is much more difficult.
Tie-dyeing, method of dyeing by hand in which colored patterns are produced in the fabric by gathering together many small portions of material and tying them tightly with string before immersing the cloth in the dye bath. The dye fails to penetrate the tied sections. After drying, the fabric is untied to reveal irregular circles, dots, and stripes.
Indigo gives magical colors (different shades), so our GKFTII-Students of Fashion Design have done lots of experimental tie & Dye work with this particular dye.