Main objective of this study is to create a new range of one- piece dresses using draping method by varying the drapes, styles and design details with two fabrics only i.e. satin and textured velvet. Their stiffness and drape characteristics were tested. According to the preferences of respondents eight designs of one- piece dresses were converted into prototypes. Their evaluation was done by the fifty respondents on the basis of three point rating scale and all of them were largely accepted by respondents on the basis of design, cost and overall aesthetic appeal. It was found that the result was fulfilling the objectives of the study.


Introduction


Textiles have always a central role in the evolution of human culture by being at the forefront of both technological and artistic development. The technical textiles were known for their performance and functionality while traditional textiles for their aesthetics.


Clothing is one of the necessities of human being, in past times the clothing was used only to cover the body and secure it from the environmental condition, but today the clothing is used for the fashion as well as decoration.


In today's world of modernization and industrialization the fashion, it change the rapidly, so need of innovation and new styles and designs in clothing are in vogue. Fashion is a platform that reflects individual and worldwide socio, economical tastes.


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