Arrange your fabric into folds, twists and style lines to create dresses, tops, skirts, coats and daring necklines. We provide the dress forms 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.  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. Create your own designs.  Prereq: Draping 1.

 

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

Instructor:
Britta Hellquist, bespoke tailor
Dates/Times:
Mondays, 10 am-1 pm (No class Memorial Day or Independence Day weekend)
Series: Monday, May 4-July 27, 10 am-1 pm
Draping 1: May 4-June 15
Draping 2: June 22-July 27

Cost/Cost Options:
$289 each or $519 for series
Supply List:
CLASS 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.

FOR ONLINE CLASS:
-- 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.