Total Time: 2 hours 21 mins 22 secs
Taught by Benjamin Mach
Understanding how to drape and manipulate fabric is a key ingredient in learning how to draft your own garment patterns. In this thorough class, you’ll learn foundational draping techniques from Project Runway All Star and Mood Fabrics’ Creative Director of Education, Benjamin Mach. Not only will you learn the fundamentals of preparing a dress form, measuring and marking the body, and draping the fabric on the dress form, but you’ll then learn how to transfer the pattern to paper to make your very own original skirts, tops and dresses.

Want to take draping classes from Benjamin in person? Go to Mood U to sign up for in-store classes at Mood Fabrics!
 
Intermediate | 2 hours 21 min
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Fashion Draping with Mood Fabrics
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.
Understanding how to drape and manipulate fabric is a key ingredient in learning how to draft your own garment patterns. In this thorough class, you’ll learn foundational draping techniques from Project Runway All Star and Mood Fabrics’ Creative Director of Education, Benjamin Mach. Not only will you learn the fundamentals of preparing a dress form, measuring and marking the body, and draping the fabric on the dress form, but you’ll then learn how to transfer the pattern to paper to make your very own original skirts, tops and dresses.

Want to take draping classes from Benjamin in person? Go to Mood U to sign up for in-store classes at Mood Fabrics!
 
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
 
Learn how to:Learn How to
  • Prepare a dress form and mark measurements
  • Transfer measurements from form to paper
  • Draft and create patterns for skirts, tops and dresses
  • Create darts
  • Work with pattern paper and carbon paper
  • Work with a tracing wheel and French curve
  • "True" a pattern and smooth curves
  • Sew a muslin from a draft
 
 
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction on draping skirts, tops and dresses
  • 15 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
     
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marlene jack
Wonderful lesson and teacher, explained really complicated task in an easy way, clarified questions that I had about darts.thank-you.
More than 3 months ago
Megan Ward
Very clear instruction
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Megan Ward
Very clear instructions
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