Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Oregon’s only accredited fashion design college.
Work with fabric in three dimensions on a dress form to turn your ideas into garments just like major designers. Arrange to create dresses, tops, skirts, coats and daring necklines. We provide professional dress forms during class 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.
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