Advanced Draping: Dresses & Gowns
This course consists of two parts. The first part introduces close fitted bodice, corsets, contouring and other related techniques: ruching, pleating, pleats imitation. The second part investigates shapes, silhouettes, structure and formation of dresses.
1. Corset and close-fitted garments Draping &Designing (contouring) - 24 hours course
How to design a corset or close fitted garment directly on a dress form
The students learn:
The principles of contouring
How to design and create style lines
How to drape a close fitted garment
How to transfer the drape onto a paper and produce paper patterns for a garment
How to apply pleating/ruching techniques for close fitted garment
How to imitate pleating techniques and create intricate texture
In addition you will review contouring techniques in application to 2D, flat pattern-making. Duration of Corset part is 24 hours, 8 sessions, 4 days
2. Dress Draping & Designing - how to design a dress directly on a dress form.
You will learn:
How to approach designing on the dress form without prior sketching
The principles of design and design elements
How to create style lines, locate the darts, add fullness and volumes
How to create silhouettes
How to create various shapes (sculptural techniques)
Duration of "Dress" part is 24 hours, 8 sessions, 4 days
During the whole course three types of corsets and 6 types of dresses will be produced under instructor supervision.
Once you accomplish all the projects at the studio premises you will get a Certificate of Completing Advanced Draping: Dresses & Gowns course.
Fee per person in small group: 780$USD
One-to-one study course fee: 1080$USD
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