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, April 9-July 2, 6-9 pm (No class Memorial Day)
Draping 1: Mondays, April 9-May 14, 6-9 pm
Draping 2: Mondays, May 21-July 2, 6-9 pm (No class Memorial Day)
Cost/Cost Options: Non-credit: $289.00 each or $519.00 for series
Don't forget to buy your items in Portland Fashion Institute's supply store with your 20% student discount
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