evening & Bridal wear: draped patterns

The course is designed for designers, dressmakers and home sewers who want to make complex garments using draped pattern making. The course teaches advanced Haute Couture techniques that are best rendered by draping fabric over a dress form.

 
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Skill Level: advanced

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

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Classes & Cost

11 weeks / 38.5 hours tuition / $825

Class times are flexible: you can choose from weekday mornings, afternoons or evenings.  Some Saturday classes are also available.

Mid-term enrolments are often possible. Please contact us and we'll do our best to fit you in.

For students enrolled in the professional program, longer classes or multiple courses, discounts may apply. 

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enrolment

This class is open to everyone: home sewers, hobbyists and professionals.   It's also available as part of the Professional Program or HSC Textiles Program.

evening & bridal wear; draped patterns Course Details

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.

What You'll Learn

  • Overview of construction processes used in evening wear 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 and a Strain grain drape
  • Draping to create a strapless design or corset
  • Creation of samples of finished evening wear using couture construction methods.

More Information

Please feel free to email or call us on 02 9449 1450 and we'd be happy to provide more information or tailor a program for you.

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