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 Online draping courses

New course Balenciaga S-seam coat is available now

Investigative draping full course is online now!

EWST fashionlab draping courses orderly guide you through all steps of draping process from the beginner to advanced level. The unique structure of the learning is built upon step-by-step acquisition of draping skills gradually nurturing your progress. Each part of the courses is designed to reveal the key principles and techniques specific to the particular learning stage.Therefore you will be equipped with optimal selection of tools that provide the solid foundation for further creative development of your own design.


All courses have been created by Elena Ryleeva based on her more than 30 years of teaching and design experience.She is a tutor as well. You can ask her any questions you may have during your studies. She will communicate with you via email or WhatsApp, Facebook according to your choice. Normally you will get your answer within 24 hours. Elena is a master so her answers are always full and precise. She will provide you with detailed and illustrated feedback upon your assignment submission.

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For each second purchase you will get 20% discount, installment plan may also be available for some courses

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Our Fashion draping basics online course gives learners a unique opportunity to obtain a solid background in draping which is utmost necessity to proceed further with developing draping skills.

Symbolically speaking, without proper footing one cannot jump without legs one cannot walk.

The same can be said about basic draping as its your foundation without which you cannot build up a sustained progress in maturing your draping ability. Therefore its very important to choose carefully how and where you will start your journey. You should identify and pick up only courses created by professionals - the masters of draping. 

Now you can buy Fashion Draping Basics full course for 480 $USD

Basic draping online course

Special offer! Educator Pack Fashion Draping Basics is available for 530 $USD


This course is particularly recommended for Fashion Design educators as in addition to video lessons the students are provided with downloadable written instructions.

Fashion Draping Intermediate

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In Intermediate Draping course the students start learning skills related to actual fashion designing. You will be introduced with the methods of contouring, creating shapes, using elements of design to achieve various styles.


You can select and buy any unit or you can buy full Intermediate Draping course for 530 $USD

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Portrait collars draping course
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Fashion Draping Advanced | Sculpturing techniques

Advanced Draping for Fashion Designing is unique intensive master class, whereas Elena teaches not merely techniques but creativity, showcasing basically Designing by Draping.


You can select and buy any unit or you can buy full Advanced Draping course for 620 $USD

Dress with radiating pleats draping
Peplum dress draping
Sculptured off-shoulder bodice draping
Flower bodice dress draping
Puff design baloon skirt draping
Peak bodice draping course
Foliar shape draping course
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includes all 3 levels of Couture Draping courses:

Fashion Draping Basics
Fashion Draping Intermediate
Fashion Draping Advanced


Buy Complete Couture Draping for 1160 $USD

Complete couture draping course

Investigative Draping: Balenciaga cocoon dress

 In this course you will learn how to drape one of Cristobal Balenciaga iconic dresses - a cocoon dress with back pleat which was examined at Cristobal Balenciaga Museum in Getaria, Spain. In addition Elena explains how to create ‘balenciaga’ darts and provides two versions for dart creation.

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Balenciaga cocoon dress draping

Investigative Draping: Balenciaga S-seam coat

In our course the students study step by step draping of Balenciaga’ dolman sleeve’ coat with roll collar, including draping steps, marking, trueing and patterns creation.  They learn how to apply and work with the coat ease, the knowledge which is relevant to any kind of outerwear. Elena demonstrates the way of how to create the S-seam and transform the classic dolman sleeve coat into an elegant, dashing design.

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Balenciaga S-seam coat draping course

Investigative Draping: Tuxedo Jacket

In our course the students learn to approach tuxedo style jacket through application of draping method. Elena shows how original men’s cut was interpreted and adapted to women’s  jacket. You will follow draping steps, learn how to transfer the drape onto paper and create patterns.

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Tailored jacket draping

Investigative Draping: Dior bar jacket

The course is all-inclusive, apart of detailing whole process of bar jacket draping and producing patterns, Elena reveals some magic "formulas" and secrets for the creation of jacket hourglass shape. 

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Dior bar jacket draping course

Investigative Draping: Wing-pleat hourglass dress

The course’ video-lessons present the whole process of draping the dress on a mannequin and patterns developing; thus providing draping steps, marking, trueing and pattern generation. Course details and price 


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Wing-pleat hourglass dress draping course by Elena Ryleeva

includes all 5 units of Investigative Draping series:

Balenciaga cocoon dress
Balenciaga S-seam coat
Tuxedo jacket

Dior bar jacket

Wing pleat hourglass dress


Buy Investigative Draping full course for 962 $USD

Corset Draping: design &redesign

"Corset(bustier) draping design & redesign" course provides skills and knowledge for corset design, corset construction/draping and pattern creation.

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Corset draping online course

Draping a garment with shawl collar

"Draping  garment with shawl collar" course provides skills and knowledge for shawl collar coat/jacket/dress construction/draping and pattern creation.

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While learning the draping of a collar the students will be taught the draping of two garment prototypes -a tent coat(or A-line silhouette) which can be easily developed into a dress or a jacket a crop jacket (bolero). Drafting set-in sleeve, which is also included in the course, will provide the possibility to create a full set of patterns.


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Draping a garment with shawl collar course

Tailoring course: Bamboo pleated bodice

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Bamboo pleated bodice tailoring course

Couture Draping courses by garment

Skirts couture draping course
Dresses couture draping course
Collars couture draping course
Collars draping online course

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Technical instruction: Currently, all course video files are allocated on the Google drive so before purchasing the access to the lessons you must have Google  account. If you don't have one see How to create Google account

Please note, the course fee is not refundable. Therefore, we strongly recommend you to watch our free introductory video. Also it is advisable to check our YouTube channel.

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