Draped Patterns for Eveningwear & Bridal

Draped Patternmaking  for Eveningwear & Bridal 

Term 2 – 23 April to 7 July 2018
Term 3 – 16 July to 29 September 2018
Term 4 – 8 October to 22 December 2018

Mid-term enrolments may be available. Please contact the college for further information.

Course Session Times

Sessions are run each term on:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 8.30am – 4pm
Tuesday & Wednesday Mornings 8.30am – 12pm,
Tuesday & Wednesday Afternoons 12.30pm – 4pm and
Wednesday evenings 6pm – 9.30pm

Students may attend from a half day to 3 days per week per 11-week term.

Course Summary

The course is designed for designers, dressmakers and home sewers who want to make complex garments using draped pattern making. The course teaches advanced techniques used in Haute Couture evening wear that are best rendered by draping the garment.

The course teaches how to plan and execute a garment from pattern making to construction and includes the use of underpinnings, linings and interlinings.

The European method of pattern draping is taught and the course Draped Pattern Making and Garment Construction is a prerequisite.

The Couture Embroidery course taken in conjunction with this course is recommended for those wanting to produce custom made evening and bridal attire.

Course Content

  • Overview of construction processes used in eveningwear design that need to be planned when draping garments.
  • The optimal combination of draped and flat pattern making techniques to achieve garment design.
  • Underpinnings and support garments used to drape evening wear
  • Design preparation, seam and pattern construction planning for finishes
  • Sample of draped techniques to achieve:
    • A cascade drape
    • A Sunray pleated drape
    • A Gathered drape
    • A Bandage drape
    • Knots and twists
    • A Straight grain drape
  • Draping to create a strapless design or corset
  • Creation of samples of finished evening wear using couture construction methods.

Skill level

Advanced. The course Draped Pattern Making and Garment Construction is a prerequisite.

Course Fees

Tuition fee:

$770 per term (one half-day per week)
$1,540 (one full-day per week)

The full and half day fees are multiplied by the number of half or full days attended for attendance between 2 and 3 days per week.

For more information on this course, please contact our college.