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Creative Draping (Weekend)

Creative Draping (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Jeanette Osterried


Learn how to trigger your inspiration and visualise ideas quickly by simply working with fabric and pins on a dummy. Explore how by twisting, folding, gathering and layering fabric you can get the most amazing results. Whether you are a beginner of have some experience, you'll discover how to develop fashion ideas and garments in an intuitive, playful and enjoyable way.

You will be introduced to a number of different draping techniques - a set of valuable tools that can be used for designing clothes for yourself or for a high-end fashion collection.

You can bring your own research or a project that you would like to expand with draping. Or you can just come along and let your intuition guide you.

Topics covered

Through practical workshops, the course will cover:

  • how to drape and how to develop your draping ideas
  • 2D fashion design development
  • working in a sketchbook as well as working with fabric on a dummy
  • developing and building up ideas for shapes and details

Who should take this course?

The work that you produce on this course could be an excellent addition to your portfolio whether you want to apply for a fashion design course or a job in the industry.

Anybody who wants to develop their fashion design skills would also benefit.

What will I take away from the course?

You should end the course with re-charged creativity, lots of ideas in photographs or as drawings.

Entry requirements: None

Level All levels

Take an inside look at the course over on the CSM Short Courses Blog!

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Jeanette studied Fashion Design Womenswear at Central Saint Martins and the Royal Academy of Antwerp. Since then she has run her own womenswear and knitwear business and worked alongside designers like Ann Sofie Back, Sharon Wauchob (Paris) and Peter Jensen (London). For the past ten years Jeanette has been an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, BA Fashion Design womenswear, as well as knitwear department. She is a long standing tutor on the CSM short course program and has also taught fashion design at numerous other colleges.


Please bring the following materials to the first session

  • Some fabric of their choice at least 2 meters per fabric
  • Scissors
  • Pens
  • Camera

Available dates