Fashion Draping

For the learner’s convenience fashion draping workshops are available in components or as a “Full Workshop”.

Patternmaking workshops/classes aim to introduce participants to the three areas of patternmaking: flat, drape and draft.

No prior experience needed to learn basic draping or pattern making.

Draping is the manipulation of fabric to create 3 dimension pieces.

Draping is not alterations. Draping is not sewing. Draping is not tailoring.

Full Fashion Draping Workshop

Full Fashion Draping Workshop

Full fashion draping workshop

The full workshop introduces participants to all three areas of pattern making. During the full workshop participants learn to drape a full basic, draft a sleeve and are introduced to flat pattern making byway of making a bodice front into a flat pattern.

No experience needed.

Alternatively. participants may enroll in draping/drafting classes individually based on their needs.

Component/Session Breakdown are as follows.

Component 1: Draping the Bodice Front, Feb. 23, 2019

Component 2: Draping the Bodice Front & Back, Feb. 23, Mar. 2, 2019

Component 3: Draping the Full Skirt, March 9, March 16, 2019

Component 4: Draping the Full Bodice & Skirt, Feb. 23-March 16, 2019

Enroll in the Full Workshop at the time of enrollment-attend all five Saturday workshops. The Full Workshop contains draping, flat pattern making and drafting components. No experience needed:

  1. Feb 23, 2019-Bodice Front

  2. March 2-Bodice Back (w/pattern making)

  3. March 9-Skirt Front

  4. March 16-Skirt Back

  5. March 23-Drafting the Sleeve

Time: 1-4pm

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Component 5: Drafting the Sleeve & Full Bodice (A shirt w/sleeve),

Dates: Saturdays, Feb. 23, March 2, March 23, 2019 (Two Sessions)

Time: 1-4pm

Description: Draping a shirt (bodice front/back) and drafting a sleeve. No flat pattern making.

Component 6: Drafting the sleeve (no draping component)

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 (One Session)

Time: 1-4pm

Description: Learn how to paper draft a sleeve. No experience needed.

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flat pattern making (FLAT PATTERN MAKING & DRAPING)

Component 7: Draping a Sleeveless Shirt (Sleeveless Shirt) & Introduction to Flat Pattern Making

Dates: Saturdays: Feb. 23 & March 2, 2018, March 23, 2019 (Two sessions)

Times: 1-4pm

No experience needed.


Miscellaneous Fashion Draping

Wiggle/Wiggle: The Pencil Skirt

Dates: April 7 & 14, 2019

Time: 2-5pm (Two sessions)

Description: Learn how to drape and pattern make your own pencil skirt. No experience needed.


Basic or Full Basic: A basic is a simple dress consisting of a front, back, skirt front, skirt back and sleeve: the bodice front, the bodice back, the skirt front, the skirt back and a sleeve.

Bodice: A bodice is essentially a plain shirt. A plain shirt with or without a sleeve. It’s draped in sections: the bodice front (the front of the shirt), the bodice back (the back of the shirt) and the sleeve.

Full Bodice: A shirt front and shirt back component: the bodice front and the bodice back.

Full Skirt: A front and back of a skirt: the skirt front and the skirt back.