Draping for Fashion Design - Creative Techniques Made Simple
What you'll learn
- You will learn Basic Skills and Techniques in positioning and pinning fabric (Muslin) on a dress form to develop structure and patterns of a garment design.
- You will learn how to manipulate muslin, create Darts, how to mark muslin, which will then be used to draft a pattern.
- I will show you how to drape a circle skirt (a very important techniques to be applied to other parts of a design).
- I will show you how to create Darts, Pleats, Tucks.
- I will demo how to drape a simple basic dress.
- You will learn to drape a 1-Dart Bodice
- You will learn to drape a 2-Dart Bodice
- There are no course requirements or prerequisites.
- It would be helpful to take my Pattern Making Course along with this Draping Course -- the two work in conjunction with each other.
Using Draping techniques to create new Fashion Design ideas. In this Course, Draping is used to develop basic Bodice, Basic Skirt, Basic Dress, a Circle Skirt, etc.
You will learn how to manipulate muslin, create Darts, how to mark muslin, which will then be used to draft a pattern.
Even though this is primarily a Basic Course, I will also shows you some more advanced techniques such as draping a Circle Skirt which is a more challenging technique. I will demo how to drape a basic dress. The transferring of muslin to dotted paper is also demoed.
Draping is an awesome way to be creative and get amazing new innovative ideas while doing it. Even though you will learn the basics of draping, experimenting with fabric (or muslin) can and will inspire you to come up with new and very original designs.
Included in the curriculum is:
Working with a Dress Form
Working with muslin
Creating a Dart
Draping a One-Dart Bodice
Draping a Two-Dart Bodice
Draping a Basic Skirt
Draping a Circle Skirt
Draping a Basic Dress
Tools needed for draping
You will learn how to use the Dress Form, learn the terminology of the different parts of the Dress Form. Learning the different "words" associated with it, like: Princess Seam, Side Seam, Center Front, Waistline, Apex, etc...
The draping process is a very creative technique which inspires and empowers you to be more creative, innovative and have fun in the process. Learning how to Drape is an intuitive and spontaneous way to create new designs and come up with new ideas.
You will learn how to drape a Dart. What is a Dart? How do you take a 2-dimensional thing like fabric and turn it into a 3-dimensional item such as a Top or a Dress. Draping is the ability to "shape" a garment using fabric. Learning some basic techniques will most definitely enhance your creativity, sewing skills, and garment construction.
Learning how to create a 1-dart and a 2-dart bodice is essential in the creative process of fashion design. Learning how to define a dart, in reference to the Apex. What directions do darts go.
Learning How to Drape a Skirt is a "must" for a Fashion Designer. Basic skirts are the essential staples of a wardrobe, so studying the various shape, darts, sea, allowance, etc. is important.
Learning how to be a great Fashion Designer includes the learning of the Draping process and techniques. The use of fabric as a way to "mold" it to a dress form is inspiring and creative when it comes to "inventing" new designs for that famous "Red Carpet Event" known as "The Oscars" -- those designs worn by those Celebrities were once Draped on a Dress Form.
Those beautiful evening gowns seen on the "Red Carpet" most likely were draped first, then through the process of fitting them on the actual body of the person wearing it, refined and perfected to fit correctly.
This Course starts with the basics: draping the basic bodice: One-Dart and Two-Dart Bodice, but then it moves into using more complex techniques such as draping the "Circle Skirt" which requires a little more practice to perfect.
Through Draping a Circle Skirt, you will learn a certain technique that can be applied to other ideas, other designs, or other parts of a design whether be a sleeve or a collar, etc...
This Course aims not only to teach, but also to inspire students to use Draping techniques to be creative, innovative, and become a great Fashion Designer.
I am of the strong belief that draping should be used as a way to create, "invent", new designs, to let the imagination run free and crew new concepts which have never been done before.
I encourage you to watch some of the old videos on how the Master used draping to create new designs (Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, etc.).
This course is about learning how to be a great fashion designer; whether you are a beginner student or a professional fashion designer, learning skills and techniques in designing is an ongoing process: there’s always something new to learn, even if you know basic fashion design techniques, building on top of that is essential i order to expand your knowledge of the industry at large.
Nowadays learning fashion designing online is such an amazing opportunity: you can study fashion in the comfort of your own home, at your own pace, having full lifetime access to these classes - Wow! Save on the cost of hight tuition, instead learn by watching these high quality videos, which you can rewind and watch over and over again, on your own schedule, at affordable cost.
Learning fashion sketching (or drawing), and fashion draping and pattern making (Pattern Drafting) or you want to explore The Business of Fashion, and learn the business side of fashion, or learning how to put a Fashion Collection together and learning the use of Fabrics and the Textile Industry, these Courses are an amazing opportunity to expand your knowledge, elevate you fashion skills, and add to your existing body of work.
Whether making clothes is a hobby of yours or a financial income generator, these courses empower you to build your confidence and make you a better designer. Regardless whether you are putting together your first fashion design portfolio, or build your fashion website, or learn how to market your fashion line and start your online store, these courses give you the ability to accomplish all of that especially because you will be saving on expensive tuition costs.
Enjoy the Course.
Who this course is for:
- Target students are people interested in developing draping skills as tools and techniques to further their fashion design process.
My passion is to inspire and empower you to live your best version. Using fashion as a vehicle to educate, inspire and transform your life -- ultimately, strive for excellence.
~~ A fashion industry expert -- from concept to completion: from Vision Boards to Pattern Drafting, to Tech Packs, to Social Media.
~~ As a former Instructor and Curriculum Development Coordinator of the Fashion Design program at FIDM (Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, LA) all my fashion design skills and experience are put into practice and into my Courses.
~~ As a Consultant for SAMSUNG C&T America, I have the opportunity to introduce new Brands to Samsung's infinite available resources to elevate Brands to global visibility.
~~ Born and raised in ROME (Italy), speaking Italian was an asset while working at RALPH LAUREN, when responsibilities included supervising samples manufactured in Italy.