DJ6-My model is fuller at the bust area, therefore the cups that I made were actually too small for her. I pinned it down and drew in the areas that need growth. In total, around 3-4 cm growth are needed on each side. Experiencing with different cup shapes will also help when doing a custom cup size.
DJ2-This is the beginning of the draped side cowl. What I found the most difficult was to create a circular cowl shape (especially for the first fold). The fabric just naturally wanted to shift back to its original shape. One way to achieve a circular shape is to put weights in the cowl fold (ex: pin, hand sew a button on). Also, adjusting the placement of fold might affects how well the cowl holds its shape. I actually shifted all the folds up to create a more rounded cowl shape.
DJ4-Elie Saab evening gown. From research, i found that cowl is incorporated into many evening gowns as design detail. This gown has a cowl on the top and a cowl on the skirt bottom. The top cowl is wider and shallower compared to the bottom one. The top cowl is tacked on one side to create an asymmetrical look. Cowls also elongate and compliment body shapes.
DJ2-This is the side view of the cowl that was draped closer to the side seam. Compare to the side view of the other cowl, this one is way more subtle and doesn't pop out as much. This technique can be used on design that needs a long and sleek silhouette. If the fabric choice is more suitable (has drape while able to hold structure ex: white lining fabric), this cowl shape would flow and drape better to a circular silhouette.
DJ5-The peter pan collar that I draped in class. I found that with draping collar rather than drafting, it is easier to get the right fit and shape.Sometimes the collar that I drafted end up being too small for the neck. Since it is directly putting a collar on body, it is easier to get the shape and size right.
DJ5-Twist top by Serena and Janine. This is a fabric with 2% stretch (I believe). Compared to mine and the other few twist tops, this one definitely fits closer to the body. Also, the twist is smaller and shallower. If the desired silhouette is a fitted twist top, then a knit fabric is suitable to achieve the design.