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Creative Draping (Weekend)

Creative Draping (Weekend)

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Petra Metzger


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

Petra Metzger is an international Fashion Designer and Fashion Tutor.
Over the last year Petra has been living and working in Rio de Janeiro where she set up the post-graduate Fashion course Orbita at Centro-br. Parallel she has been working as a fashion consultant at Dacri Deviati where she designed for brands at Sao Paulo Fashion Week such as Lenny Niemeyer one of the most important fashion brands in South America and the trend-setting TOP5 brand in Brazil, Vankoke.

Following her graduation from the acclaimed Fashion MA at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, Petra launched her brand EINE in summer 2013.
She developed her dressmaking and design skills while working alongside innovative designers such as Haider Ackermann , Hussein Chalayan and Peter Jensen.   Her work is distinguished by its strong tailoring and its unabashed celebration of woman. While pursuing her profession as a designer, Petra is teaching fashion design, pattern cutting, drawing, portfolio and styling at international universities including Central Saint Martins College, Norwich University of the Arts and Centro-br as well as giving creative fashion design workshops to professional design teams in high-street and high-end fashion.


Please bring the following materials to the first session

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

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