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Intermediate | 2 hours
Taught by Benjamin Mach
One of the easiest garment styles to drape is a simple skirt. Starting with a yard of muslin and your dress form, Benjamin teaches this foundational lesson in marking, measuring, and draping fabric on your dress form. You’ll learn pro tips on smoothly pinning out your fabric to avoid twists and puckers, and then how to take your skirt front and back and transfer them to paper pattern pieces.
Chapters
01:11
01:09
04:41
Skirt Front
12:11
03:27
Skirt Back
09:55
02:37
Creating Pattern Pieces
11:37
07:25
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Muslin (approximately 1 yard per garment)
  • Pattern paper
  • Draping tape
  • Pattern weights
  • French curve
  • Measuring tape
  • Right-angled triangle ruler
  • 2"-wide clear gridded flexible ruler (optional)
  • Pins
  • Tracing wheel
  • Transfer paper
  • Sharpie marker
  • Marking pencil
  • Fabric shears
  • Paper scissors
  • Dress form
  • Sewing machine
  • Discussion
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    Fashion Draping with Mood Fabrics
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    Part 1:
    Draping a Skirt
    Benjamin Mach
    One of the easiest garment styles to drape is a simple skirt. Starting with a yard of muslin and your dress form, Benjamin teaches this foundational lesson in marking, measuring, and draping fabric on your dress form. You’ll learn pro tips on smoothly pinning out your fabric to avoid twists and puckers, and then how to take your skirt front and back and transfer them to paper pattern pieces.
    Part 2:
    Draping a Bodice
    Benjamin Mach
    Once you’ve mastered the basic skirt pattern, you’re ready to try your hand at a contoured bodice. Benjamin demystifies this process, showing you how to fit a flat piece of fabric to the neck and armhole, and effortlessly apply bust and waist darts. As with the skirt, he also shows you how to mark up your muslin and transfer it to a paper pattern with tracing paper.
    Part 3:
    Draping a Dress
    Benjamin Mach
    In this final part, Benjamin puts together our skirt and bodice lessons to show how to drape a simple dress. Best of all, he then shows how to sew the muslin together for a test fitting. Once you’ve completed this final class, you’ll be ready to start creating your own line of garments, customizing them as you see fit.
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