This technique of designing clothes are much quicker than the one wrapping a stand into paper and saller-taping it. You simply pin the fabric straight onto the stand and cut the pattern you think you like or have it in your mind or into a sketch. Pin the patterns together one by one, have a look if it shapes the body. Also make sure the grane line of the fabric goes along the body.
Here you can see step by step how to do it and some of further design development.