Draping 1: Students drape fabric directly on a dress form as a three-dimensional means of pattern development for women’s apparel. Students learn about preparation, blocking and grainline while creating skirts and dresses.  Pre-req: Patternmaking Intro.

Draping 2:  Expand on techniques learned in Draping I. Learn to drape asymmetrical designs, bias and cowl necklines and knit fabric. Students create their own designs.  Prereq: Draping 1.

 Non-certificate students click here for non-credit class.

Need a draping kit?  Get one here. Need dress form mannequin?  Rent one here.

Syllabus here

Britta Hellquist, bespoke tailor
Monday, May 4-July 27, 10 am-1 pm (No class Memorial Day weekend)
Cost/Cost Options:
36 clock hours @ $22/clock
Supply List:
Additional Notes/Costs:

Buy your draping supplies at pfisewing.com with your 20% student discount. Order kits or individual items then pick them up at PFI Supply store at 4225 NE Tillamook next to PFI school.

-- To take part, you need a laptop or desktop computer with (at least) 2G of memory and a 1Ghz processor (any computer bought in the last five years should be fine).
-- For bandwidth, you must have at least 0.5 Mbits/second upstream and 1 Mbits/second downstream. To check bandwidth use, https://speedtest.net/.
-- For browsers, we recommend Google Chrome, Mozilla FireFox or Microsoft Edge. You can also use Safari on Mac OS X, but you will not be able to use the screen sharing feature .
-- For audio, we strongly recommend using a headset. A headset will ensure that others can hear your voice clearly and you don’t cause echo or background noise for others. You do not need to buy an expensive one -- any basic headset with a built-in microphone will work. You can get one at Fred Meyer’s electronics department. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone will be sufficient as well if you’re in a quiet area.