Draping of the Sleeve (Plate 35).

An arm outline is shown in Fig. 1, and its shape should be particularly noticed.

In Fig. 2, the arrangement of a close-fitting sleeve has been shown, and also a loose-cuffed variety, indicated by the dotted lines.

By comparing letters it will be seen that the drapery lines fall into the muscles of the arm, and that even in their loose variety they are indicated in their folds, K and L ; see also Plate 36.

Much will depend on the weight of the material whether the muscles show to a less or a greater degree. The finer the material the more it will cling and show the form ; if thick and heavy, the shape of the arm will be somewhat obscured at certain points, especially in the folds, which will sometimes strike each other out of position by their own weight. Although these interruptions may occur at intervals the outline of the muscles will show in the open spaces.

When the arm is bent in the middle, folds will radiate around the bend just as they would in the flesh, though to a far greater extent, as shown in Fig. 3.

The folds in the heavier materials will have a more rounded appearance and greater bulk.

Care must be taken not to exaggerate these shapes. A gentle suggestion is all that is required in fashion drawing, as exaggeration would be quite out of place in such work, and take away the " new " look from the garment.

The letters shown in the diagram place positions for the following muscles

Fashion Design Drawing - Draping Dress Sleeves 1.jpg

A : Deltoid. B: Biceps. C: Triceps. D : Supinator mass. E: Flexor group. F : Radius bone line. G : Ulna bone line. H : Wrist bone of ulna.

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