Draping Intro

Draping Intro

Learn how to work with fabric on a dress form to turn your fashion ideas into real garments.

As seen on Project Runway, learn how to work with fabric on a dress form to turn your fashion ideas into real garments. Arrange your fabric into folds, twists and style lines to create dresses, tops, skirts, coats and daring necklines. We provide the dress forms. But in the first session, you will find out where to buy a good quality, inexpensive dress form, alter it to your size and how to put on style lines — so you can start designing your ideas!

Draping 1:  Learn the fundamentals of draping as a method of designing garments and a patternmaking alternative. Work on a professional dress form to create bodices, skirts, and dresses. Transfer the drape to a paper pattern. Required pre-requisites: Patternmaking Intro.

Draping 2:  Expand on techniques learned in Draping I. Learn to drape asymmetrical designs, bias and cowl necklines and knit fabric. Create your own designs.  Prerequisite: Draping 1.

Instructor: Britta Hellquist, tailor and couturier
Dates/Times: Draping Series: Mondays, September 11-November 27, 6-9 pm
Draping 1: Mondays, September 11-October 16, 6-9 pm
Draping 2: Mondays, October 23-November 27, 6-9 pm
Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit: $289.00 each or $519.00 for series
Syllabus: *Syllabus File
*(not all classes have a syllabus).
Additional Notes/Costs:

Don't forget to buy your items in Portland Sewing's supply store with your 20% student discount

Available Tickets Price Qty*
Draping Intro Series show details + $519.00 (USD)  / ticket  
Draping Intro 1 show details + $289.00 (USD)  / ticket  
Draping Intro 2 show details + $289.00 (USD)  / ticket  

* Please note that a maximum number of 4 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.