Draping Womenswear Design (Online)
Online courses occur as a live session for 1.5 hours each week, during which time you will interact with your tutor, classmates and course content using in-built audio and video chat, instant messaging and the virtual work display area.
Draping is an intuitive, playful and enjoyable way for anyone to create fashion ideas and garments. By working with fabric and pins on a dummy you can experiment and visualise your ideas quickly, and find inspiration without having to spend time making finished pieces...
Taught by: Jeanette Osterried.
Draping is an intuitive, playful and enjoyable way for anyone to create fashion ideas and garments. By working with fabric and pins on a dummy you can experiment and visualise your ideas quickly, and find inspiration without having to spend time making finished pieces. This online course will teach you to drape skilfully, and you will get a deep understanding of how various fabrics can be manipulated by twisting, folding, gathering and layering to produce the most amazing results.
In this course you will learn different aspects of draping:
- Creative draping and 3D experimentation to explore your creativity and develop your design sense
- Marking your draped design in order to create patterns
- Fashion design development and creating a fashion collection based on your draped work
During the course your expert tutor will introduce you to a number of draping techniques. Those techniques will form the basis of your invaluable design tools whether you aim to design clothes for yourself or high-end fashion collections.
- How to research
- Which and how much fabric to use
- Draping creatively
- Draping a skirt
- Draping a top
- Draping with bias detail
By the end of the course you will be able to create your own research before you start to drape and sketch. You will learn how to work in a sketchbook as well as work with fabric on a dummy to build up your ideas for shape and detail. You will also learn how to create designs you can add to your portfolio whether you want to apply for a fashion design course or a job in the industry.
Who should attend:
Anyone interested in creative fashion design using fabric
Course Schedule - 8 weeks: 1.5 hours of live class per week
Week 1 Introduction to draping
Week 2 How to research
Week 3 Creative draping
Week 4 Draping a skirt
Week 5 Draping a top
Week 6 Draping with bias detail
Week 7 Drape and design
Week 8 Review of work
Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older
- dummy-figure (example)
- 7 meters of light weight calico (at least 1,60m wide)
- digital camera
- fabric scissors
- tape measure
- felted pens
- dressmakers tape or ribbon