Draping For Fashion Design Two Day Workshop

tumblr_mxp144papy1rpqkdzo1_400Let your fiercest fashion impulses run wild.  I encourage you to get creative with proportions, colours and textiles. In this class you will learn a unique and professional three-dimensional method of creating garment designs directly on a professional dress form.

Course Project

Once the basic principles of draping have been mastered,  students are free to translate an endless variety of ideas into a fashionable design.

Course Work

In this workshop students will learn how darts and seams give a garment shape and a perfect fit. By experimenting with draping you will have more options open to you than if you would sketch a design, as you can play with different darts and draping to see how it actually looks on the dress form. In class you will take part in a hands-on demonstration, developing your draping skills and learning techniques specific to fashion design. Then you’ll work with guidance on your unique design.

Course Outline

understanding fabric grains and bias cuts
darts style lines and manipulation
bodice draping techniques
prepare your pattern, mark and cut toile


$540.00 Supplies are included in this price

“Only two students per class or book private sessions”


Basic sewing skills

One Day Draping Workshop

2 Day Workshop  11:00 am – 03:00 pm Saturday May 20 & 27, 2017

Deposit or full payment
scheduled dates and times

This intensive workshop covers techniques for draping couture designs. We will take a short lunch break during the session. You will need to bring sewing scissors, straight pins, measuring tape, note pad and felt pen. All other items are supplied at the studio.