You can read about the Great Drapo in this LIFE magazine article, and watch him here:
Isn't he amazing? Watching him drape fabric into dresses within minutes was refreshing after fiddling with flat pattern adjustments this afternoon. I traced off a very cute skirt from a Burda magazine and tissue-fitted it on my dress form. I wasn't happy with it, so I didn't proceed any further.
I don't think an A-line silhouette suits me, so maybe I will just sew another version of my self-drafted versatile skirt. It is, after all, pretty versatile.
Then again, why don't I just wrap the fabric around me and secure with rubber bands? I am tempted!