Draping // 8 Weeks // Starts May 31
Fashion draping is a patternmaking process where ideas are put first to the dressform, then to paper. The technique is done by pinning and positioning fabric directly on a dressform using muslin fabric, then marking the placement of darts, tucks, pleats or other design elements. The draped fabric is then removed to create a trued-up paper pattern that can then be further adjusted or sewn as is out of fashion fabric.
Draping students will focus on the design, patternmaking and construction of one garment which may be completely original or inspired by an existing piece.
Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced. You must have some experience working with other sewing patterns, making some garments, and understanding basic design changes or fit adjustments. Taking Sewing 301 beforehand (or having similar experience) is recommended.
A dress form in standard industry size is provided, but other materials are not. A supply list will be emailed to you ahead of time.
Please refer to our registration policies before signing up for a class. *Updated March 2020: In light of current circumstances regarding COVID-19, we have made adjustments to our normal refund and transfer policy. If you register for a class after March 20 and your class is postponed or cancelled OR if you are not able to attend class due to a personal health concern, you are entitled to a full refund or transfer.
Section 1 (800 S 8th St): 8 Sundays 5-8pm on May 31, Jun 7, Jun 14, Jun 21, Jun 28, July 12, July 19 & July 26. Please note this section skips July 5 for Independence Day weekend. These dates are for spring/summer 2020.