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Tent Dress

Tent Dress

Learn how to drape a boat neck tent dress with a cut-away armhole. We will teach you how create your boat neck and armhole style lines and then how to drape your flares, to add fullness to the tent dress. This lesson also includes how to draft a facing, known in the industry as an all-in-one facing.

Module Description Step
1 Preparing the Dress Form 1-7
2 Preparing the Muslin Blocks 1-5
3 Marking the Guidelines 1-4
4 Draping the Front 1-10
5 Marking the Front 1-7
6 Trueing the Front 1-12
7 Draping the Back 1-10
8 Marking the Back 1-8
9 Trueing the Back 1-6
10 Joining the Front & Back 1-2
11 Balancing the Dress 1-8
12 Marking the Hemline 1-3
13 Final Trueing 1-3
14 One-Piece Front Facing 1-9
15 One-Piece Back Facing 1-10
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MODULE 1 • Preparing the Dress Form

Step Description
1 The first step when draping the tent dress is to establish your guidelines and style lines on the dress form.
2 For the bust level, tape from the left apex to the right apex, ending at the side seam. Make sure that the style tape is parallel to the floor.
3 Style tape the boat neckline at ¼” (6mm) down, at the center front/neck intersection, forming a slight curve and ending 1” (2.5cm) away from the neck at the shoulder.


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