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There are two main techniques used to create garments – flat pattern making and draping. Fashion draping is a playful approach to creating garments by shaping fabric directly onto the dress form. 

Through the process of draping you visualize your designs in a more immediate way, controlling the material and shape closely in order to achieve the desired effect. 

As this is service, all sales are final. There are no refunds.

Coffe, tea, water and snacks in-studio


This workshop is an introduction to the practice of draping on the dress form.  You will learn basic fashion draping principles and practice various creative techniques that you can use to create your own garments beyond the workshop. 

This Fashion Draping Workshop is the perfect opportunity for sewing, fashion students and potential fashion students who want to gain new skills and improve their portfolio, as well as for anyone interested in fashion and garment making whom are interested in making their own patterns. 

This workshop incorporates video and hands-on demonstration into the learning environment. 

No previous pattern making experiences or sewing skills are required. 

Through practical sessions you will

  • Explore the manipulation of fabric on the dress form.

  • Build confidence with your understanding of traditional fashion draping techniques and how to use them for contemporary garments.

  • Learn how to translate your draping into pattern paper a/k/a introduction into flat patternmaking. 

Through presentations and hands on exercises you will

  • Gain knowledge of fashion designers and their draping methods.

  • Develop your own drape design.

  • Build a sketchbook/photography of your session outcomes.

  • Create a flat pattern from one of your draped pieces that you can develop further beyond the workshop. 

Supplies Needed

  • Scissors-a pair for paper and a pair for fabric

  • Flexible tape measuring  

  • 3-4 yards of muslin fabric (may be purchased at Center Studio 518)

  • Sketchbook/notebook

Five class sessions:

Dates: All Saturdays.

Feb 23, 2019-Bodice Front

March 2-Bodice Back

March 9-Skirt Front

March 16-Skirt Back

March 23-Drafting the Sleeve

Time: 1pm-4pm

Full Workshop Cost: $150.00 (includes all 5 sessions)