Three woven fabrics, chiffon, taffeta and velvet were used to create twists, drabeah and pleats on mannequin using draping techniques. Twenty-seven finished samples were draped, videotaped and evaluated for their appropriate use of materials and aesthetic appeal by participants. Although lab results indicated that velvet has the lowest drape coefficient, the subjective evaluations did not rank velvet as the most appropriate fabric for these draping techniques. ANOVA results showed that all three fabrics achieved equally desirable designs for all four twist and two of the drabeah techniques. However, as the difficulties of the techniques increased, chiffon produced a better result. For pleats, taffeta (the stiffest fabric) was rated as the most suitable fabric. This study has demonstrated that choosing fabrics to achieve desirable draping designs depending on a combination of factors such as drape coefficient, fabric thickness as well as the complexity of draping techniques.
Maqsood, Elham; Chen, Hsiou-Lien; and Abdulrahman, Nermeen
"The Impacts of Different Woven Fabrics on Three Draping Techniques,"
International Design Journal: Vol. 9
, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/faa-design/vol9/iss2/11