Effect of seams on fabric drape

Jinlian Hu, Siuping Chung, Ming Tak Lo

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Presents a study of the relationships between fabric drapeability and seam allowance, seam position and seam directions in terms of drape coefficient, bending length and draped profile. Concludes that by the results obtained from the sewn specimens, the draped profile of a fabric without a seam can be predicted and proved by extended experimental work. Suggests that the knowledge gained from present research on fabric drap'e will be useful in the determination of the drape profile on garment in practical use. Moreover, it has significant value in paving the way for establishing clothing CAD systems, and sheds light on fundamental mechanisms operating in fabric drape behaviour.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal of Clothing Science and Technology
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1997


  • Fabric
  • Garments
  • Materials handling
  • Sewing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
  • Materials Science (miscellaneous)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
  • Polymers and Plastics

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