Review+Giveaway: Draping/The Complete Course

2 Oct

A few weeks ago, I came home to a mysterious (and heavy!) package waiting for me from Laurence King. “Hm, I don’t remember ordering anything from LK recently,” I said to Landon as I tore the shit out of that package.


“Oh. Oh!
(psst! click the pictures to enlarge)


Draping: The Complete Course by Karolyn Kiisel is more than just an instructional book for producing draped patterns – it is a massively intense course – complete with over a thousand color photographs and an accompanying DVD to supplement the various lessons – to guide you through the process of draping. From the necessary tools (and before you ask – yes, you need a dressform to use this book the intended way), to preparing your muslin, to draping lessons for specific patterns and fabrics, this book covers everything. Seriously, everything.


Dresses, bustiers, pants, blouses, skirts, knits, coats, gowns, bias – you name it, this book is gonna teach you how to do it, and it’s going to give you a famous pattern to rip off in the process (Glinda’s pink gown from The Wizard of Oz? Check. Something slinky and bias worn by Jean Harlow? Check. Crazy tuxedo jacket designed by Dolce & Gabbana? Check!).


While I haven’t had a chance to start the draping projects in the book yet (and believe me, I am chomping at the bit to dive headfirst into this!), I have really enjoyed just reading it cover to cover like it’s a romance novel. Each section starts off with a bit of history (which I love love love! Sorry, I’m a nerd :)), exercises with variations, and finishes with a big draping project. The included DVD offers additional hands-on support for those of us who need a little more guidance beyond pictures.

Here are a few sample videos. Ooh, I want one of those wrist pincushions.


Now here’s the fun part! Laurence King has very generously offered a second copy of the book up for giveaway! Yay! Who is gonna win and drape away with me??


If you would like to enter to win your very own copy of Draping: The Complete Course, simply leave a comment below and let me know what dream garment you’d love to learn how to drape. This giveaway is open for US RESIDENTS ONLY (sorry!! The book is just really heavy. I’ll have something that includes everyone later this month; stick around for that ;)) and I will close the comments next Wednesday, October 9th 2013 at 6:00PM CST.


If a giveaway just isn’t your bag, you can also order the book on Amazon. It’s currently almost 40% off the $75 list price.

Good luck!

285 Responses to “Review+Giveaway: Draping/The Complete Course”

  1. Holy crap! This book looks amazing! I’ve been looking for classes at local colleges to take on draping to no avail. I’d love a copy of this book!

  2. Bridget at 10:24 am #

    I’m about to start making a wedding dress, this book would be a huge help!

  3. marta at 10:25 am #

    My wedding dress!

  4. Emily at 10:26 am #

    Very cool. Maybe if I win I will finally buy a dressform! Ha!

  5. Trice at 10:26 am #

    My pre-ordered book just arrived yesterday, I have been reading since. Feels like I am in school again. I love the history lessons that came with the book. I only wish this book was bounded differently because I hate breaking the spine. Anyhoo, I definitely will be draping with you.

  6. Anonymous at 10:29 am #

    I would love this book and to work on draping!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jennifer Northrop at 10:31 am #

    I would love to learn about draping. This book looks amazing.
    Thanks for sharing.

  8. I would love to make something that looks like an Alexander McQueen idea… which might take more than one book..but it would be a start!

  9. Laura at 10:32 am #

    I’d love to read this just to get a better idea of how things are supposed to fit. I’d probably have to fall under the category of noob, but I love a challenge!

  10. KaoruMarie at 10:36 am #

    oh snap, this book looks amazing! I’d love to learn how to drape a dress.

  11. Isabel at 10:36 am #

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to drape and sew a blouse that actually fit?!!! I’d love to be able to take a draping course in the luxury of my own home.

  12. sati5000 at 10:37 am #

    I am drooling over that book! It looks like it has so many great ideas for draping, but I might have to start with that Jean Harlow dress – so gorgeous!

  13. Deon at 10:39 am #

    You showed a photo of my dream garment – a Jean Harlow dress! To me, that seems like the epitome of “draping.” Of course, I don’t look anything like that, so I’d probably have to try something more practical.

  14. Tanya at 10:39 am #

    I would love to figure out how to drape those slinky late 30s gowns and early 40s dresses with the crazy form-fitting ruching. Thanks for the chance!

  15. sarah at 10:40 am #

    Wow! What an amazing resource. I would attempt to copy some of Claire McCardell’s amazing creations.

  16. hechoconhilo at 10:42 am #

    Wowww that book looks amazing! If I won it, I would use it to make a dress to wear to my brother’s wedding next summer!

  17. duck at 10:43 am #

    Ooh, awesome. I’d love to learn how to drape asymmetrical things — jackets and dresses especially.

    Congrats on the new jobs, by the way!

  18. Oooh! That looks like a lot of fun. I recently bought a dress form, and want to use it more in sewing projects (I’m still trying stuff on a lot). With Halloween approaching, I’d love to be able to drape/draft/copy Daenerys Targaryen’s blue dress from Game of Thrones.

  19. Denise at 10:45 am #

    I would LOVE to take a shot at that tuxedo jacket. Sign me up!

  20. Kira at 10:48 am #

    Oooh, would I ever love to learn how to drape! I have an asymmetrical blouse in my mind that I haven’t been able to find a good pattern for.

    • Sherri at 10:53 am #

      I would love to win this book. Can’t wait to see what you make with it.

  21. Emily at 10:49 am #

    I’m not sure what I would make! But I think like you, I would start with snuggling up and reading it cover to cover.

  22. Sarah W. at 10:50 am #

    This is the most amazing book! I’m not sure what I’d most want to make.

  23. knitmo at 10:51 am #

    I would love to drape anything! and everything! Bustiers, fancy dresses, form fitting dresses and everything in between.

  24. Mary Elizabeth at 10:56 am #

    Ooh, I’d love to figure out how to recreate some really snazzy vintage patterns that I’ve seen but are waaaaay too small for me.

  25. Catty at 10:57 am #

    I would love to learn from LK!

  26. Anonymous at 10:58 am #

    I’m not living in US, so I’m not eligible, but you are such a good seller. I will probably treat myself and order the book in Amazon to complement my already rich collection of fashion books! Thanks for the review.

  27. lapastourelle at 10:58 am #

    This will definelty fill a hole in my book collection.

  28. smonakey at 11:01 am #

    I’m still in learning the basics mode, but I’d love to get to the draping stage of the craft! I’ve added the book to my wish list, but I’d love to win it, instead!

  29. Ping at 11:01 am #

    Omg that coat! And that corset!! I would love to learn how to drape those gorgeous origami-looking bodices and fancy polonaise-esque skirts. Basically, drool.

  30. Sarah at 11:02 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’ve always wanted to make a 30’s inspired evening gown – slinky, bias cut, low back, interesting seam lines.

  31. Carol Carrier at 11:05 am #

    Thanks for the chance to win! I’d drape something great for New Years

  32. Ree at 11:05 am #

    Wow! What an incredible book! I would love to use the techniques to make ultra-slinky lounge wear.

  33. Forrest at 11:06 am #

    Wow! I reall ywant this book! I would love to learn to drape something slinky and bias cut… It kind of scares me just thinking about it though.

  34. Anonymous at 11:07 am #

    I’m not sure where to start – I want to drape everything!

  35. abailey0674 at 11:13 am #

    What a great looking book! Knowing myself I would have to take in the book from cover to cover and then go over it again and then decide what I wanted to make πŸ™‚ I am such a researcher. I have to look things over and over before I decide. When I received I Colette book I read it from cover to cover, then looked through it again. Then decided to make the garments in order…should have just made them in order in the first place πŸ™‚ But thats me…

    BTW…didn’t have the chance to congratulate you on your new job…but congrats!!!! Good for you!!!! So happy for you. So nice to see people get to do things they love.

  36. edenz at 11:14 am #

    I’d love to drape a bias dress.

  37. alexa shelton at 11:16 am #

    Wow that book looks incredible. I really want to learn to drape to recreate some of the beautiful dresses I see on pinterest.

  38. zilredloh at 11:18 am #

    Oh yes! Include me in this giveaway. I’ve been seeing this book all over and I’d love to try my hand at draping. If I don’t win, I may have to hop out and buy the book for myself.

    I’d love to make a cool – vintage inspired 40’s dress, but that’s probably way down the line from a starter project. For starters, a nice skirt with bias elements would be grand. πŸ™‚

  39. sarah at 11:19 am #

    I would love to be able to drape an a-line skirt with the perfect fit.

  40. Deanna at 11:24 am #

    Ahh! I’ve been looking for a 1930s pattern for a birthday dress! My 30th birthday is coming up in 6 months and it’s going to be my golden birthday, meaning I’m turning 30 on the 30th. So I’m having a 30’s themed party. That Jean Harlow dress would be absolutely fabulous. Hubba hubba!

  41. Pam at 11:25 am #

    Pick me pleeeeeeease!

  42. Alison at 11:26 am #

    I’d love to learn any sort of draping. I think that would help me understand the hand of fabrics so much. I’d love to drape a replica of the suit my mom got married it. =D

  43. ThreadTime at 11:28 am #

    What an awesome giveaway. I’ve recently discovered draping during my search for fitting solutions and would love to add this to my (slowly) growing collection.

    For me the dream garment would be tops/jackets that fit and hang correctly. I’m working on a muslin for a French jacket now and plan to try draping for a better fit on my next muslin. Enjoy your book and thanks for the chance to share in the wealth. πŸ˜€

  44. steffaniarosa at 11:30 am #

    I’d love to gain more experience in draping dresses, especially more vintage styles from the 20s.

  45. Janaya at 11:33 am #

    I’ve always dreamed of making a thirties style evening gown, but in a fabric that would be more daytime appropriate. Ahhh the luxury! What a great giveaway!

  46. elizacarter1024 at 11:33 am #

    Man I want that book! I took a course on pattern making and draping in school and unfortunately the only draping we did was of a basic bodice and skirt. The books were totally crazy amount of money and they suck. I haven’t even used the draping book since because unless your in the classroom it’s difficult to understand. But this book looks like the real deal for sure. I already got the professional size 6 dress form and lots of muslin, pattern paper, tag board,etc. I just need a good book.

  47. Isidore at 11:39 am #

    This book looks amazing! Right now I’d really like to drape a bias cut nightgown I saw in a shop window.

  48. Nicole Martinez at 11:40 am #

    OMG they make it look so easy but i bet its a very hard process and technique to master. Ive just started out sewing so im just trying to get fitting down but this would be very fun and interesting to read

  49. Colleen at 11:45 am #

    It sounds like something I’d love, especially the history!!!

  50. Rachel Finn at 11:46 am #

    I’m drooling a bit over that asymmetrical collar, but I would love to drape something ballet inspired, soft, voluminous, and modern. Thanks!

  51. lifeisjustduckie at 11:49 am #

    I would love to learn how to drape Myrna Loy’s fantastic diagonal strip dress in The Thin Man movie; it’s ridiculously gorgeous! That book looks amazing, as well, and if I don’t win it I might have to just buy it….

  52. Taryn O at 11:50 am #

    What a CRAZY exciting giveaway!!! I would love to learn to drape a neckline down to the side in a gown or dress.

  53. Wanda Stewart at 11:52 am #

    I would love to learn to drape. My first try would be a blouse.

  54. Ash P at 11:52 am #

    I would love to learn how to drape a silk or satin gown….oh la la!

  55. KellyBrown at 11:54 am #

    I really, really want to learn how to make drapy cowl dresses. They work great for my bustline and are so attractive and versatile!

  56. Ms. McCall at 11:56 am #

    Drape a trench coat?? Wow, that’s amazing! I don’t even need a trench coat, but I might develop a need if I won the book. The first thing I would drape though would probably be a slouchy woven tee – somehow I think draping would be easier than endless FBA tweaking.

  57. Jenni Lithgow at 11:56 am #

    Holy cow! Um, I would drape ALL THE THINGS!!! LOL! Probably I would start with a wrap dress for the fall. . .

  58. Treasa Antony at 11:57 am #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win this fabulous book. I want learn to drape a bustier among other things. ;o)

  59. Jill at 11:58 am #

    OOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Pick me! Pick me! I am dying to sew a bias cut evening gown a la Vionnet of the 1930s.

  60. Jaime Tanis at 12:06 pm #

    I am glad to see a review of this book cause it has been flying in my radar for a while now. So cool!! Wow- what would I want to learn to drape? I am reminded of the video series that follows the Chanel drapers thru the making of a collection- I think I would want to drape a jacket like the ones they do πŸ™‚

  61. anto at 12:07 pm #

    What an incredible book! I would love to learn how to drape that trench coat. I was learning how to sew corsets last year and early this year so draping that would also be a dream.

  62. Meri at 12:08 pm #

    I would loove to make a wiggle dress, although I’m not sure when I would wear it… I haven’t made a good “frosting” garment in a while. Great giveaway!

  63. Sara K at 12:09 pm #

    I have a dream of someday making some corsetry. Or a sexy wrap dress a la Pinup girl clothing’s Ava dress. Or hell, just learning about how to make clothes that fit me (short-torsoed, bottom-heavy hourglass that I am)

  64. Kristine at 12:10 pm #

    Wow, that book looks AMAZING! Yes, please enter me in the drawing… I would love to be able to make gorgeous formal dresses with breathtaking bodices!!! The vintage patterns have the best styles, but never are available in my size…

  65. Rachael Telford at 12:17 pm #

    oooh! Ooooh! me, please! Thank you and LK for offering the giveaway. My fingers will be in a constantly crossed state…

  66. Elizabeth McAlister at 12:17 pm #

    Oooooooh, shiny! I want that, but as I am lumpier than most, no Harlow bias for me. That coat though, that I would love to try, oh and did you say knits?oh! Oh! Pick me! Pick me!

  67. Clio at 12:17 pm #

    Count me in! I would get to work on a bustier the day it arrived.

  68. Joanne at 12:23 pm #

    Very cool book! I would love to learn how to drape a beautiful silk gown. Your blog is one of my favorites by the way πŸ™‚

  69. robin woods at 12:28 pm #

    I would love to create a custom designed LBD that is not too fancy, not too casual and perfectly made just for me. I’ve always compromised and for once, just once, I’d like to have a perfect dress.

  70. mazeliving at 12:30 pm #

    I have been having the hardest time with fitting. You know that moment when you try on your muslin, see that it is just somewhat off and think that you can make it fit better? And then you start improving and can’t even get it as good as it was to begin with…. Well, maybe it is just me. I am yet to figure out what alterations I need, but sometimes I think that I may be just better off tryin to drape. What garment? A garment that fits ME! That is what I really want to make!

  71. Meg Kundert, AIA at 12:32 pm #

    I would love to learn to drape! I think I am ready ready for it and my dress form is ready. I’d like to drape a jacket with a peplum, or maybe start with a soft shawl collar blouse.

  72. Katelyn Caufield at 12:34 pm #

    This is so cool! I’d love to learn how to drape a beautiful, very well structured gown of any sort. Maybe I’ll look into buying the book even if I don’t win!

  73. yarnthulhu at 12:36 pm #

    I would drape all the things! Seriously, though, I’d love to try out draping that trench, or just learn how to properly drape on the bias.

  74. Feminizzle at 12:37 pm #

    What a beautiful book! I’m pretty sure I have another book of his and it was really inspiring. As to what I would make… a bias gown! I’ve been wanting to make one for quite a while and this would be an excellent introduction!

  75. Grace at 12:37 pm #

    Holy crap that’s a great give away! What I wouldn’t give for a dress form in my size. No matter, I have plenty of access to dress forms in other sizes. I would drape a denim jacket becuase I can’t seem to find a pattern (pther than the burdastyle petite) that suits my needs. I’m also curious about draping sleeves so that is something I’d be dying to read up on in this book.

  76. deborah830 at 12:38 pm #

    oh lala lladybird – i’m so happy for this giveaway! I’ve been lusting after this book since the second i heard about it last week! All the drape classes in town of this calibur are like a million dollars, and have tons of prerequisites that I’ve just taught myself!
    And I think the real question isn’t what do i want to drape – but what DON’T I want to drape! πŸ˜› First would probably be a simple, soft & warm wool cardigan out of some light merino to go over – well, probably nearly everything. πŸ™‚

  77. Jen Jen at 12:39 pm #

    This looks amaaaazing! I would love to try draping dresses. These methods look so feminine. Love it!

  78. sengagalvin at 12:42 pm #

    ooh, huge draping book and movie. This is exactly what I need. I love your blog! my dream garment is a practical and glamorous nursing dress.

  79. Sarah AJ at 12:49 pm #

    I’d love to learn how to drape anything and everything. I’m always envious when watching Project Runway!

  80. Beth B. at 12:57 pm #

    I would love to drape knits, so cool to see that included here!

  81. Amanda at 1:01 pm #

    I’d love to read this just to get an understanding of the theories and techniques behind draping. And so I could dream up clothes and not rely on a pattern to make them!

  82. Amber Hunter at 1:02 pm #

    I would love to make the Breakfast at Tiffany’s dress! I have been drooooollllinnnggg over this book forever now!

  83. VictoriaR at 1:08 pm #

    I have been reading many great reviews of this book. I would love to have it. I’m sort of boring in that I would love to drape wool coat.

  84. delamija at 1:08 pm #

    OMG!!This book looks amazing! I’ve been looking for classes to take on draping with no luck. I’d love a copy of this book!

  85. khoos at 1:12 pm #

    That books looked fantastic! I would love to drape a perfectly fitted Jessica Rabbit style dress.

  86. Angela at 1:12 pm #

    I had already preordered this and it arrived a couple of days ago. It is truly awesome! How nice of you to be able to give a copy to someone else!

  87. Lizzy at 1:13 pm #

    Ah! this is a great give away! I would like to learn to drape, even if I live in MΓ©xico, I have an address in USA where you can ship the book πŸ™‚

  88. Brooke at 1:25 pm #

    I would love to drape a goddess style dress, or perhaps something with intricate pleat designs.

  89. sewingpetal at 1:26 pm #

    ME, ME, ME!!!! I would LOVE to have the book & the accompanying DVD and learn to drape. At the moment i cannot think of a specific garment, but it would give me a great excuse to splurge on a dress form and then I could drape EVERYTHING!!

  90. Debbie at 1:30 pm #

    I would love to learn how to drape in general! I don’t have a dream garment in mind at the moment. I would just love to learn the skills to be able to make whatever I want whenever inspiration hits me, and not have to look for a pattern to use or alter.

  91. Debra Howard at 1:42 pm #

    I have multiple projects in mind…I love the fashions from the 1920’s-40’s Hollywood Glam period, but also need some well-fitting leather pieces; i.e., halter-style vests, pants, etc. for riding my ‘baaad motor scooter’ but don’t want to ruin expensive leather until I can properly put the pieces together for a finished look that I would feel confident wearing. Also picturing Marilyn’s pink gown from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes for next year’s costume. So many ideas, yet still lacking the skills from this great resource to accomplish them. Keeping my fingers crossed πŸ™‚ Good luck to all and a BIG thank you to Lauren for sharing!

  92. Kristin Saunders at 1:44 pm #

    I want to read that entire book from back to front! As a history goober myself, I’d love to just read it even if I don’t create anything. But, my sister is traveling to Greece for a wedding this summer and has already asked me about making her a dress to wear. Her inspiration dress is from Anthropologie and I just can’t find anything close to it. I think having this book would just help me become a better sewist overall! And the pictures look drool-worthy….

  93. Chrystal McKay at 1:45 pm #

    Wow what an incredible book! I have always wanted to learn how to drape a sweetheart neckline bodice like on gowns you see on many Marchesa gowns. So that is what I’d want to learn through the book! Beautiful! I live in Canada but have an American address I can ship to (I conveniently live 20min from the USA border!)

  94. Viktoria at 1:53 pm #

    I’d love to drape an incredible evening gown. This book looks stunning!!! crossing my fingers πŸ™‚

  95. rdejam at 1:55 pm #

    I’m dying to learn draping so I can make beautiful dresses.

  96. Carrie at 1:59 pm #

    I would love to learn to drape my own clothing, especially a prefect fitting bodice. I love your blog!

  97. Tyan at 2:00 pm #

    Oh! I would love it! That books looks like a treasure trove of information.

  98. jennifer stephenson at 2:01 pm #

    I would love, love, love this and give it a good home! I would put it to use in attempting to recreate some of the gorgeous vintage dresses I lust after on etsy but that aren’t really in the budget for me these days… thanks for doing a give-away and sharing the love!

  99. Marchelle at 2:03 pm #

    A ball gown! A floor length strapless one that doesn’t sag down all night long. But since I really don’t have an occasion to wear one, and I’m not sure draping will stop gravity, coats. And blazers.

  100. Roxanne at 2:07 pm #

    I’ve been drooling over this book since I saw it on oonaballoona.
    Oh lord, if I wasn’t a broke just-out-of-college student it would be mine!
    That dolce&gabbana jacket is so crazy I need to at least muslin it.
    I’ve stalked it on google images and I’m hoping they include that crazy wrap top with the big bow too….

  101. homeamazing at 2:12 pm #

    A bridesmaid dress for a friend’s wedding where we are all wearing different dresses!

  102. Sarah at 2:16 pm #

    Wow, looks like a fabulous book… I love me some fashion history too. I’d drape a boudoir-y dressing gown… I’ve always wanted to try making one like Kate Winslet’s character in “Titanic” wears (briefly) before posing for Le Leo.

  103. Nada at 2:17 pm #

    I need this in my life, fo sho

  104. Shar (@impied) at 2:20 pm #

    I would love to drape a fun vest or blazer/jacket. So hard to get the fit right when shopping, and I’m never sure which patterns would work well for me!

  105. Lauren T at 2:26 pm #

    This is awesome! I’d love to learn how to drape!

  106. Lisa at 2:30 pm #

    Oh I want this book so bad! I would love to drape a sloper that fits my body perfectly. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  107. Lisa A at 2:37 pm #

    I would just love to Try any sort of draping pattern. Maybe a really nice fitted top. Plus the contest closes on my birthday, so why not enter.

  108. sewdooley at 2:40 pm #

    Ohhhh!! I tried to order the book through Amazon and just got a message that the book would not be available. I would love to do a formal dress for a charity event.

    • sewdooley at 1:18 pm #

      Hey, you can take me out the running, I tried resubmitting the order on Amazon and the book was at my front door today! It’s so worth it.

  109. Janine at 2:43 pm #

    I am drooling, drooling, seriously I would love this book. I would love to use this for costume making for my high school theater class!!!

  110. laurahoj at 2:48 pm #

    What a great course! I would love to be able to drape wedding dresses for my daughters one day.

  111. SeamstressErin at 3:03 pm #

    Dude, I would love to win that book. I’m going to have to buy it at some point soon because it looks so awesome, but my wallet would prefer to win it first πŸ™‚

  112. SewSleepy at 3:07 pm #

    Everything and anything this idea is completely new to me so how about amy adams 2011 oscar dress

  113. Kay at 3:22 pm #

    I would love to learn how to custom fit a coat.

  114. Dani at 3:28 pm #

    I would love to learn how to drape a perfect dress bodice. Thanks for the giveaway!

  115. Jess Smith at 3:33 pm #

    I really want to learn how to drape a bodice that has swashes and swoops of chiffon, like a prom dress!

  116. vinthillvintage at 3:33 pm #

    I would love to drape the perfect little black dress for myself. I always end up making so many alterations to patterns that half the time I’d be better off starting from scrtch.
    Giveaway coming soon on my bllog too .

  117. MAE at 3:41 pm #

    I’ll throw my name into the hat!


  118. Katie at 3:45 pm #

    Oh that’s amazing! There are a couple Ginger Rogers dresses I wouldn’t mind having a copy of- especially some from “In person”. We do have a formal event for DH’s high school reunion in next year…

  119. Jen at 3:45 pm #

    My fit issues tend to center around the upper body, and I have concluded that the only way to conquer this problem is to learn to drape. I have high hopes that this book has those answers!
    As for a dream project, well…there are many, of course! For one, I would really like to make a cocktail dress. Every once in awhile I need one, and I’m tired of looking, well, underdressed or ill-fitted on those occasions. Admittedly, I was somewhat inspired by the book images selected, but it is something I’ve thought about for some time… Thanks and please enter me in the giveaway!

  120. Chanel at 3:52 pm #

    So awesome! Looks like an incredible book that will take your sewing skills to the next level.

  121. Jessica at 4:10 pm #

    I’d love to drape a sarong style dress.

  122. Nicole at 4:27 pm #

    I want!!!!

  123. laglov at 4:35 pm #

    Wow!! As much as I would love this book, I would love it even more as a present for my daughter. She has been trying and trying to find a draping class that she can get to, but hasn’t had any luck. Thus would be a perfect gift!!!

  124. Alli at 4:37 pm #

    I’d love to learn to drape an asymmetrical fitted jacket! πŸ™‚

  125. Greta at 4:40 pm #

    I would love this book! I’ve unsuccessfully tried my hand at draping before and I would love to learn how to do it correctly to try and imitate some lovely vintage patterns!

  126. Apryl at 4:49 pm #

    I also really want a huge wrist pincushion. Have you seen the guy on Project Runway this season that has one? It is huge, black and white houndstooth and awesome!!

  127. Alicia Joy at 4:49 pm #

    Hey, Lauren! I would love to enter your giveaway. Thanks for hosting it!

  128. Katy at 4:54 pm #

    I would love to learn how to drape a fabulous bias cut Blond Bombshell dress. Thanks for the opportunity!

  129. SewHappy at 5:05 pm #

    Wow…just saw a great dress with a Big Bow draped on one shoulder(She’s Got it Dress) on Linda Evangelista in Bazaar, Oct 2013, not fussy, but dramatic! The draping looked intense (or maybe I am a scaredy cat). After all my tailoring classes, this could be the one to step up my skills! I I am itching for a holiday project!

  130. Katie at 5:25 pm #

    I want to learn to drape a gown- great giveaway!

  131. Serena at 5:49 pm #

    I would love to learn to drape a lot of things, but I think I’d start with a fancy coat or a partially leather jacket.

  132. Krissy Marie at 6:29 pm #

    Wowzers!!! This book looks amazing!!! If I am lucky enough to win this bad boy, I would drape a gorgeous confection of a dress to wear to an anniversary celebration. My wedding dress was noticeably too big for me (despite the final fitting four days prior) and it has always bothered me! (The top of my bustier is visible in some photos… classy!) Have always wanted to make up for it! πŸ˜€

  133. Suzanne at 6:38 pm #

    Draping a coat!

  134. Anneke at 6:50 pm #

    I would love to learn how to drape/design a dress with an open cowl back

  135. SewDucky at 6:55 pm #

    I would love it. My dream garment is the blue dressing gown from Gone with the Wind. Seriously.

  136. Lauren at 7:05 pm #

    I’d enjoy learning to drape pretty much anything to make cosplay outfits from scratch.

  137. Anonymous at 7:12 pm #

    The pictures look so beautiful, and I would absolutely love a copy. I would most love to learn how to drape an elegant winter coat, as I can never find a pattern that has both good details and good fit. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  138. Brianna at 7:14 pm #

    Wow, this book looks amazing from the pictures you’ve posted. I know nothing of draping, but I’d love to learn how to drape an elegant winter coat, as I have not yet found a pattern that has good details and good fit. Thanks for offering the giveaway!

  139. This book is BOSS! I would love to own a copy to snuggle up with in the upcoming colder months πŸ™‚ No specific ideas of what I want to drape, just reading!!! Also, it’s my birthday on the 9th… just sayin’ πŸ˜‰

  140. Andrea at 8:05 pm #

    Ooooooo, I’d love to learn to make that slinky number, well, pretty much all of them. πŸ™‚

  141. Jessica :) at 8:07 pm #

    I would make dresses dresses and more dresses!!
    WOW! would love to do this with you!
    (i have Australian email, but im in utah)

  142. JamJam at 8:23 pm #

    I have this book on my Amazon wishlist! I just started taking a basic apparel construction class and have gathered materials to make my own dress form, so I would love to make everything and anything!

  143. TinaLou at 8:26 pm #

    Would love to win ….. I’m just dreaming of draping a simple sleeve to fit!

  144. Mary at 8:36 pm #

    Ooooh! This looks awesome! I would love to learn to drape perfectly fitting pants and a bias-cut dress too. Also a sheath dress and a sharp jacket. Oh, the list goes on and on…

  145. Amanda at 9:02 pm #

    The “shrimp dress” by Charles James. One in every color!

  146. Allison at 9:06 pm #

    count me in! masochist that I am, I think I’d start with the bias-cut slip dress.

  147. Nikki Strickland at 9:06 pm #

    I want to drape ALL THE THINGS. But a little birdie told me that the Glinda dress from Wizard of Oz is in that book and I reallllly want to try my hand at that thing. Yes, please!

  148. womanmdsguide at 9:23 pm #

    I’d like to drape a coat. But not a vagina coat. A real one, with buttons or a belt.

  149. DMgirl at 9:30 pm #

    There are so many things I would love to learn how to drape. Where to begin. A bustier would be fun, and I definitely would love to try a coat. Such a cool book! Great giveaway.

  150. Yolanda Reynolds at 9:34 pm #

    I would like to drape a gown

  151. Joyatee at 10:23 pm #

    I’d love a chance to win! I would really love to make a wedding dress one day…

  152. Leilani at 10:45 pm #

    I think I’m in love. Hmmm, I suppose that other than being an armchair sewist (read: voracious sewing reader), I’d love to someday make myself a recital dress – beautiful dresses are a perk of being a soprano, right?

  153. LisaS at 10:54 pm #

    I would love to learn how to drape a gown.

  154. Lisa at 11:14 pm #

    Everything I sew! But actually. πŸ™‚ I really want to learn how to drape 1910s evening gowns and how to drape for patterns.

  155. Ladawn R at 11:22 pm #

    I wish I had time to take such a course–this is spectacular! I applaud any and all who take it on. Maybe someday for me.

  156. Kathy at 11:49 pm #

    Oh! I would love this book! I would want to drape a fitted lace dress that I’m trying to copy. It’s quite fitted/structured and I don’t know where to start. If anything, I’ll have to go order it on amazon.

  157. Meg White at 12:17 am #

    Hi! I lurk your blog all the time… This is a great bribe to get me to comment! I love your blog and all your projects. Way to be! I’d like to learn to drape on the bias for dresses. Thanks πŸ™‚

  158. Danielle at 12:34 am #

    I would like to be able to drape historical dresses or dresses from movies!

  159. Laura Huntington at 1:03 am #

    I would love to be able to help my future daughter-in-law make her wedding dress and brides maid’s dresses.

  160. Rebecca Silva at 1:09 am #

    Oh my! I would love to try anything D&G’ish! Please pick me!! lacurlie at hotmail dot com πŸ™‚

  161. Linda Hoang at 1:43 am #

    I would love this book! I had no idea draping is so important!

  162. Lacey at 1:46 am #

    Oh wow, this looks AMAZING. I’ve been searching for the perfect coat pattern for several years, to no avail, and I’d love to just be able to drape the darn thing. My fingers are crossed that I’ll be the lucky winner of this giveaway.

  163. Anne at 3:10 am #

    probably a lovely fitted evening gown that would make be look and feel like a million πŸ™‚

  164. Kaci at 3:19 am #

    Oh man. I would love to be able to drape a bias-cut v-neck dress with a gored skirt. I love “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the “bad girl” character wears these amazing dresses. Until I took up sewing a few years ago I didn’t fully appreciate how lovely that type of garment is.

  165. Dutch Girl '84 at 3:39 am #

    I would love to make a whole outfit (jacket, dress, bag and other accessories) for our celebration-12,5-year together-party πŸ™‚ in September next year. We will give a big party, like a wedding party, so a special outfit would be required. Since my hobby is sewing, this has to be a handmade and self designed one. I’m just started with designing my own patterns, so this would be a nice addition to my skills :).

  166. Dutch Girl '84 at 3:45 am #

    And I even willing to pay the shipping πŸ˜‰

  167. carmencitabs at 4:03 am #

    If I could learn how to do a proper sleeve that’s be really swell, then I could make the perfect coat. Thanks!

  168. Flav at 4:36 am #

    Ohohohh love this jacket !!! But I’m in france…. 😦 good luck everyone and have a nice day.

  169. Pamela at 5:07 am #

    I live in Australia, so I’m out of the running, but I would love to learn to drape Grace Kelly’s white evening dress from Alfred Hitchcock’s “It takes a thief”

  170. bunny at 5:17 am #

    oooh…some sort of slinky bias 30s gown would be fabulous! i don’t know where i’d wear it, maybe just lounging around the house?

  171. Sabine at 6:16 am #

    This book looks like it is exactly what I need. I live too far away from any place that offers classes and I always wanted to learn how to drape! I would love to make a version of an Alexander McQueen jacket. Ever since I saw the Savage Beauty exhibit I have been in love with his designs.

  172. K Patrick at 6:38 am #

    I’ve got to jump in on this, this book looks like an amazing reference. I was just looking at the photo you posted of the page where there’s a trench-coat draping project, INCLUDING draping the SLEEVE! For some reason, that really tickles my fancy… Thanks for offering a giveaway!

  173. Leslie R. at 6:49 am #

    I’ve seen this book, held this book, wanted to own this book. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

  174. Pat Juncos at 7:24 am #

    I would like to drape a mother of the groom dress. I have wanted to learn the draping method for so long and this would be a perfect opportunity. Thank you!!!!

  175. A. Diaz at 7:27 am #

    I would love to make a drapey-neck form-fitting dress. Perfect for the office, or a sexy first date. The color would be red of course.

  176. Michelle at 8:09 am #

    This book looks wonderful. I would definitely make some sort of blouse – something that would be too difficult using a sloper.


  177. Vanessa P. at 8:10 am #

    I would love to make a highly tailored vintage-inspired dress that has come entirely from my imagination. This book is EXACTLY what I need to teach myself how not to make a total mess of it!

  178. Anna Worden Bauersmith at 8:11 am #

    I have been hoping for this book/course ever since I heard about it. I would love, love to learn to drape on the bias to make some great 30s style dresses.

  179. Linnea at 8:58 am #

    I have a very structured, very vintage jacket idea floating in my head that I would love to work through.

  180. The Lemming King at 9:47 am #

    That book looks amazing. I am completely intrigued by draping techniques and would love to drape a trench coat. Well, or anything really. πŸ™‚

  181. asewingcat at 10:12 am #

    I would love to learn to drape bustiers, coats, and on the bias. it would be helpful after that silly college draping class

  182. hollybrown0 at 10:31 am #

    Oh! Oh! Oh! Fortuitous that I read this right for this post! I have always wanted to drape a fully boned, Couture Jessica rabbit dress. Lol.
    Lovely blog!!!

  183. lynette roth at 10:40 am #

    How does one drape a corset? I would love to learn.

  184. Amy White Schmitz at 11:18 am #

    My husband said he would buy me a dress form if I win the book! He loves “Project Runway” and is always fascinated by them “just putting the fabric right on there,” he says. Not sure what my dream drape project is. Yet.

  185. Laurel at 11:43 am #

    I would really love to drape the perfect wrap dress – the one that is the perfect length, skims any, um, flaws, and has just the right amount of cleavage without gappage!

  186. grabill at 11:57 am #

    I would start by draping a tunic. It would be awesome to creat a garment made for my measurements specifically rather than trying to adapt a pattern.

  187. Seattlerain at 12:03 pm #

    I’ve got Halloween on the brain so a Glenda the Good Witch dress strangely sounds like what I’d want to do! Bwahahaha. But for real life draping/sewing I’d love to learn how to make a proper coat!

  188. MamselleMiele at 12:14 pm #

    Oh, jeez – the photo showing a trenchcoat in progress got me! How awesome is that?

  189. Jenny Welch at 12:40 pm #

    Is it possible to drape Onesie Bunny PJs? Cuz that would be ideal! In all seriousness though, I’d love to learn even the basics of draping.

  190. Dana at 12:51 pm #

    I’m quite new to sewing, so who knows what I’d choose to tackle first…knowing me, it would be something far too complicated for a novice. Still, gotta start somewhere, right?

  191. Michelle Fuller at 1:47 pm #

    I would love to drape a dress with an interesting collar or a wrap dress with a different wrap on the front. I don’t know. I would drape though.

  192. Diana at 1:50 pm #

    I have dreams of making replicas of the dresses Lana Del Rey wears in her “Burning Desire” video. That long-sleeved close fitting maxi…. my word!

  193. Jessica at 2:09 pm #

    This book looks amazing–especially that Vivienne Westwood dress. I’d love to learn to drape a bodice with a graceful sweetheart neck.

  194. Sandra at 2:25 pm #

    I’d love to learn how to drape!!!!

  195. Annabelle at 2:42 pm #

    I would love to be able to drape a coat like the one pictured above.

  196. Tracy at 4:07 pm #

    A fancy dress like your last picture.

  197. Michelle at 4:54 pm #

    How SWONDERFUL! (squeal!). I would luurve to get my hands on that book! I want to drake a splendiferous gown/ball gown. Something long and drapey & fabulous :-).


  198. lauradublin09 at 5:36 pm #

    This book looks so fabulous. I’d love to win a copy!

  199. Susan Evans at 5:51 pm #

    This book looks abfab.
    I love to win it!
    BTW, your hair looks superb when it’s ‘up’. Makes you look all sophisticated and mature, but not in a bad way.

  200. Lindsay at 5:53 pm #

    I would love to be able to drape a slinky red dress for the Marine Corps Birthday celebration that my hubby and I attend every year. I think this year is going to number 20 or something!

  201. Kimbersew at 6:07 pm #

    Oooh! I would love to read this book cover to cover… and then bring on the bias draped gowns!! thanks for the chance!

  202. Bec Stitches at 6:09 pm #

    Eeeepppp blooody Aus πŸ˜›
    Do you think this would be at a higher than beginneresk type book? Thinking about buying it on amazon..

  203. Nicole Capoccitti at 6:19 pm #

    Oooh, I’d love an upgrade to my draping book! This one looks beautiful. I’m eager to start draping more dresses again and this book makes me want to drape!

  204. autumn at 6:40 pm #

    oh, how fun!!! i’d be looking to create the best-fitting blouses with this book!

  205. Carole W at 7:06 pm #

    Oh my Gawd, that’s beautiful! I want to make draped cocktail dresses!!!

  206. paisleyapron at 7:23 pm #

    Whaata giveaway! I want to learn how to drape a form-fitting little black dress.

  207. Stephanie Ayala at 7:38 pm #

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! I would love learn how to drape evening gowns πŸ™‚

  208. Anonymous at 9:08 pm #

    wow!! this book looks great!!!! just like all the fashion books at LK. i would love to learn how to drape and make my own coat line with my favorite materials(think velvet/wool/cashmere/embellishments/

  209. Ybat at 9:54 pm #

    What an amazing book. I would love to learn to drape my own coat.

  210. Veronica at 10:00 pm #

    I am trying to improve my sewing skills, having a set like this would be the cherry on top. I am amazed how much you get made each week.


  211. therainbowrevolts at 10:27 pm #

    Ohh, I want to drape a dress for myself so badly! It’s so intimidating, patterns are very easy to follow…draping is so free-form! This book looks gorgeous though, I’ve seen it around a few places β™₯ Love!

  212. katie at 10:32 pm #

    What an awesome book. I have been wanting to learn how to drape for a while now–to make all the ideas I can sketch out but don’t quite know how to draft into a flat pattern. Thank you for the giveaway!

  213. Kat at 11:16 pm #

    OH! I would love to have this book to help me learn to draft my own patterns. Especially something as gorgeous as Jean Harlow’s bias dress by Adrian:) or that beautiful and flirty trench coat. I do have a dress form but I’m usually too intimidated to use it, this book would definitely give me the confidence with it’s step by step instructions. Thanks so much for this giveaway.

  214. turtleandi at 1:41 am #

    I would love to make this Burberry Coat

  215. Liz at 2:12 am #

    Oh my gosh, I have a long standing vision of a dream gown that is styled in a slinky, Grecian, 1930s style….not unlike that seductive Jean Harlowe piece above. That’s what I would make with Draping: the complete course! My other plan is to experiment like crazy. =)

  216. Erin at 4:03 am #

    I’m a dork, I know this. My dream project would be a Halloween costume- Sarah’s ball gown from the Labyrinth!

  217. Carrie at 6:50 am #

    Looks like an amazing book! I’ve seen it on a few blogs lately and am tempted to buy it if I don’t miraculously win it somewhere πŸ™‚ I’d love to learn how to drape a gown, a la Kiera Knightly’s gown in Atonement!

  218. Pamela H. at 7:34 am #

    Sign me on! I would love a copy of the book. BTW, congrats on the new job.

  219. amynxdx at 9:06 am #

    I want to make a fancy ball gown.. I have no ball to go to but I’d love to recreate one!

  220. melissaormonde at 9:51 am #

    I have high hopes of designing and making my own wedding dress one day, and I think this book would be a great resource for that!

  221. Becky at 1:36 pm #

    I would love to learn to drape so I can make my sister beautiful dresses that she deserves to wear after having lost an amazing amount of weight.

  222. I have it in my head that I will sew myself a dress to wear to a family wedding next spring: It would be amazing if I learned how to actually drape something for it!

  223. Audie Demeter at 7:48 pm #

    Really I would like to drape anything – no more patterns to cut, resize, store! Plus I’m a total nerd that would enjoy the challenge. I would love to drape a copy of my grandma’s wedding dress, although I don’t know when I would ever wear it as I’m already married.

  224. Jaimie at 9:42 pm #

    Looks awesome, probably a bit advanced of where I am now in terms of making clothes, but I’ll get there eventually. πŸ™‚

  225. tami at 9:50 pm #

    This is the second time I have read about this book and I sooo want one. I would love to learn to make a great pair of slacks.

  226. Rosanne at 12:47 am #

    OMG! I didnt miss the giveaway! I would love to drape a woven dress with a sculted bodice and also a dramatic collar for a new winter coat. I have AMBITION baby!

  227. Laurice Roberts at 3:16 am #

    I would love to win this just to work on proper draping in general!

  228. Julie C. at 7:37 am #

    (jumping around and panting from excitement) A dress!!!!!!!!

  229. Karen at 8:00 am #

    I had no idea that book was so extensive! Must have every morning reading with a cup of tea! Wow! I’d love to copy a favorite blouse…

  230. Elizabeth at 8:46 am #

    This would be the perfect gift for my sister!

  231. Karen at 9:40 am #

    The snippets you posted look amazing! You are super a super lucky girl (ok maybe all the talent is more applicable). I hope you don’t leave us for your new job, but either way, so happy for you to be able to follow your passion and be able to support while doing so. The book/course looks amazing….nice that you are willing to spread your your talent and good fortune around.

  232. Dorothy Smith at 10:56 am #

    Oh wow! So many dreams and schemes…I would enjoy learning to drape a dress similar to Madeleine Vionnet’s 1933 evening gown as pictured here:

    Also, congratulations on your new jobs! So exciting =)

  233. Crystal at 2:38 pm #

    I would learn to drape a long evening gown that is in the 30’s style!

  234. PoldaPop at 4:11 pm #

    Oh, I’ve had my eye on this book! I love learning from books and I really want to learn how to drape, so fingers crossed for me. One of the first things I’d like to make is a lace-back LBD that I found a picture of online about a year ago. It’s been haunting me!

  235. Joanna Baker at 7:03 pm #

    That’s like a draping mecca! I would definitely try and tackle that trench coat… love! Hope I win your giveaway =)

    ~Joanna ❀

  236. Elyse at 11:23 pm #

    I would love to win this book. It looks amazing. I would like to try making a 30s inspired dress — bias cut with an interesting neckline πŸ™‚

  237. Maureen at 12:05 am #

    Whoa! Pretty Sweet. I would love to learn how to drape an awesome top first.

  238. Shanna at 12:12 am #

    I’d love to win this book. I have always wanted to learn how to drape. A top that fits in the bust would be awesome!

  239. Megan at 8:36 am #

    I have always wanted to make a copy of Eva Marie Saint’s red and black dress from North by Northwest.

  240. Nerissa at 9:01 am #

    I want it all! But if I had to choose one it would probably be dress. Nothing like a pretty dress.

  241. Amanda at 10:13 am #

    Looks like a great book/course. I’d love to lounge glamorously in a bias-cut gown I’d draped. Thanks for sharing your review.

  242. Cathy at 2:18 pm #

    I would love to learn to drape a semi-formal dress

  243. Becky at 3:29 pm #

    A bias skirt!!

  244. Ana at 3:31 pm #

    I would love to learn how to drape a coat.

  245. ladykatza at 4:06 pm #

    I want it! ME ME ME! Pick me! Because I love heavy books with lots of pictures, history, and clothes.

  246. Tina C. at 4:10 pm #

    I would really love to learn how to drape a 1930s style wedding dress…

  247. Megan at 6:50 pm #

    I’d love to be able to knock off a draped Vionnet dress one day. One day faaaarrrr in the future when my skills improve, but I’d like to start honing those skills now!

  248. Pri at 9:03 pm #

    Gorgeous! I would love to learn how to drape a backless evening gown.

  249. Megan V at 9:11 pm #

    I have four little ladies to drape tons of dresses for!

  250. meredith at 6:36 am #

    Ooh, exciting! I want to knock off that Givenchy dress from Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and I definitely need a good trench coat. I already have a dressform — I’ve just never used it before.

  251. Tereza at 7:04 am #

    Oh wow that jacket in white looks divine! Please pick me! =P I can’t wait to see what you make!

  252. Anonymous at 7:18 am #

    That is a beast of a book! OMG! Fabulous giveaway. My dream garment to drape… le sigh. It’s a lofty one BUT I must make it. The amazeballs green dress from Atonement that Kierra Knightly wears. Actually, my friend wants me to make one in plum for my bridesmaid dress for her wedding. It has me peeing my pants in intimidation to be honest. But there are so many lovely 20s/30s dresses and the draping is holy intimidating. This book would help. Please please! I need to whip up a bridesmaids dress! ❀

    • Melanie at 7:20 am #

      Oh hai. It’s too early, here’s my info. Derp.

  253. chierica at 8:30 am #

    Oh how exciting! Long time reader of your blog, but first time poster.

    So many dream garments are on my list, but I would eventually love to learn to drape Rita Hayworth’s entire wardrobe in Gilda. What a collection by the talented Jean Louis!

    Best of luck on your new adventure!

  254. Looks like a very nice book on draping, very helpful. I am currently working on my flat pattern drafting skills, but love draping for things that I am nor sure how the flat pattern pieces will look. Drop my name in the hat please and congrats on the new jobs!

  255. Julia at 10:01 am #

    WOW! What a resource! This book is amazing, and I don’t think there’s a single thing in there I wouldn’t love to know how to make. I’ll confess though, my imagination seems to believe that my 5’3″ curvy self looks like Rita Hayworth in my head… so just to feed the imagination, I would have to make something to appease my inner peanut gallery.

  256. Aimee at 10:19 am #

    Looks like a great resource!! I would love to make one of those lovely uniforms the Singapore Airline flight attendants wear.

  257. BeckyMc at 10:34 am #

    Oohhh, please enter me for the book! I want to learn to drape the perfect sheath dress. When I have that, the possibilities for creativity are endless.

  258. Caroline at 11:03 am #

    darn I want this book! I would drape the perfect, wear anywhere, dress with it.

  259. Carol S at 11:11 am #

    I’d love to drape the perfect shift dress.
    Please enter me in the contest

  260. Rose at 11:58 am #

    Please enter me in the drawing. The book already is on my Christmas Wishlist so you know I want it!

  261. Show and Tell Meg at 1:00 pm #

    I would love to use draping to recreate some dresses from the 30s and 40s Hollywood era πŸ™‚ Or even just to make my own designs! Such a neat looking course!

  262. Julia at 1:28 pm #

    I would love to drape a winter-style slim fit wedding gown.

  263. As much as I love collecting patterns, I would love to learn to create my own. And draping would be the perfect starting point!

  264. Anonymous at 2:37 pm #

    Ooh ooh ooh!!! *raises hand* Pick me pick me!! Now that I finally have a dress form I’d reeeeeeeally like to learn proper draping techniques. I absolutely love jersey fabric and draping would be a perfect technique for it πŸ™‚
    Obviously my goal would be to make Glinda’s dress for next Halloween!!
    Only problem is that I live in Canada, but we’re practically the same right? Right?! πŸ˜‰
    If I win this I promise to pay the difference in shipping!! πŸ˜€

    • Jenn at 2:53 pm #

      Oopsies I forgot to fill in my name and email, hah! I guess I was just too excited and forgot πŸ˜‰

  265. AmyLou at 5:15 pm #

    Pick me, pick me! I just finally got a dressform, and I’d love to learn the techniques and experiment with draping. Thanks for the giveaway!

  266. daisyesq at 7:27 pm #

    My dream garment to drape would be a Vionnet style gown. The book sounds fantastic!

  267. junips at 7:35 pm #

    Hey Lauren,

    You’re a funny gal. I love yer blog. Hope i win this thing so i can make my own little audrey dress. Best wishes!

  268. Trinity at 9:21 pm #

    Wow! I so want to learn how to drape so I can design my own flowing, mermaid inspired, sea-foam green prom dress!

  269. V at 9:56 pm #

    My dream drape is a wedding gown. The hubs and I are planning on renewing our vows in August, so I have to make myself something fabulous between now and then!

  270. I’d love to learn how to drape dresses and blouses. This book looks like it would be chock full of inspiration!

  271. ellelittle at 9:50 am #

    I need that D&G jacket! I can totally see myself wearing Reese’s yellow brocade dress. Love it!

  272. Mandy Smith at 1:08 pm #

    Oooh, would love a copy of this! Would love to learn how to drape!! This would also give me an excuse to get a dress form.

  273. Ren at 12:55 pm #

    I really want to recreate a dress from the original Hairspray movie. I loves 60s style!

  274. orangecloudhandmade at 12:59 pm #

    Sweet! I’d want to learn how to drape things that have interesting 3D or textual elements, since drafting those on paper blow my mind.

  275. missjoiedevivre at 5:43 pm #

    I was so excited when I realised I’d got to this post 20 minutes before it closed (if ive converted the time zones right) and then realised it was for the US only. Wah wah. Man, you’d think if LK was going to use your fame to sell their books the least they could do is spring for shipping! Anyway, good luck to the rest of you πŸ™‚

  276. Mary at 5:54 pm #

    Holy cow! I’d love to win this!

    • Mary at 5:57 pm #

      Totally forget to tell ya! Definitely want to learn to drape the french dart! πŸ™‚

  277. melodymcfarland at 6:58 pm #

    My waist is high and small, my tits sort of large-ish and I’m sick and tired of shit not fitting. I’d drape a simple dress. Leopard print, for sure. Ill crap my pants if I win.


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