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3D Draping on The Stand Introduction Short Course

Course description

Draping in 3D on a dressmakers stand/mannequin (often called modelling) is a pattern cutting method used by many designers, where designs are created using the fabric and then transferred onto paper, to make a pattern. The quick results achieved with 3D draping mean you can see the garment come to life right in front of you, allowing you to experiment with fabric and adjust details quickly and easily.

In this course the tutor will take you step by step through the fundamental techniques of draping. You’ll start by creating a simple bodice (top) on the stand; pinning, folding and marking the fabric before removing it. It is from this drape that a pattern is traced onto paper and altered as necessary. You’ll then move on to experimenting more, creating different skirts and tops and look at darts and collars to get a professional fit.

In order to aid your learning, during the course you will use the bestselling book 'Art of Fashion Draping' by Connie Amaden-Crawford, which includes step by step information and clear to understand diagrams for you to follow alongside the tutor’s demonstrations.

Level:

Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Clear, easy to understand lessons:

  • Our tutors will explain things in easy to understand, accessible English. If they need to use any special terminology they will make sure they explain what they mean.
  • New methods will be shown to students through live demonstrations, in a way that’s crystal clear and easy to understand.

Experience life on campus

  • Network and share ideas with students from across the globe
  • Access the technology and materials relevant to your discipline
  • Shop in our college shops for any materials you might need
  • Ask questions of your tutor in real time
  • Receive feedback and critique on your assignments
  • Experience the many sights of London on your down time

A certificate of completion:

  • You've put the work in so we want to make sure you have something to show for it!
  • As long as you attend a minimum of 80% of your classes, we will provide you with a certificate of attendance
  • We always recommend you attend all of the classes so that you get the most out of the experience!
  • Certificates are great to complement your CV.

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


Booking:

Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Available dates

Enquire about this course and we will contact you when new dates are published.

Details

The course includes:
  • Drafting a sleeve block
  • Styling with dart manipulation for a selection of skirts, bodices and collars.
  • Introduction to sizing and fabric characteristics

Materials

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Steel pins dressmaking pins (not glass headed pins)
  • Tape measure (with metric and imperial on same side)
  • Fabric shearsPaper scissors
  • Small pointed scissors
  • 15cm ruler
  • Magic scotch tape
  • Needle pointed tracing wheel
  • 4H or 5H pencils
  • 2B or 3B pencils
  • Fineliner pens (4 red, 2 blue, 2 black recommended)
  • Pattern notcher (optional) 
  • Set square and vary form curve
Meet the Tutor:


In this course the tutor will take you step by step through the fundamental techniques of draping. You’ll start by creating a simple bodice (top) on the stand; pinning, folding and marking the fabric before removing it. 

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