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Draping, Drafting & Dressmaking Techniques
3-Month Course
  • Learn A New Designer Dress Style Each Month!
  • Learn about fabrics and notions needed for dressmaking
  • Learn to measure a body properly
  • Learn to create custom fit dress patterns
  • Learn to make toilles (test muslins)
  • Learn to complete production-ready patterns
  • Learn to prepare fabric for layout, cutting and marking
  • Learn construction techniques (zipper insertion, set in sleeves, etc.)
  • Learn proper pressing and finishing techniques 

COURSE DURATION:  3 hours, once per week + Open lab time

  • Fashion fabric (3 yards)
  • Muslin fabric (5 yards)
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper-Cutting Scissors
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Seam Ripper
  • Hand Needles
  • Dot Pattern Paper
  • Mechanical Pencil
  • Clear Ruler
  • L Square Ruler
  • Hip Curve Ruler
  • French Curve Ruler
  • Magic Tape

  • Some sewing experience
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38 West 32nd Street, Suite 1012 (10th Floor), New York, NY 10001
347-295-0022 - Toll Free 866-502-7865
Kate Spade
​Slate & Willow
Narcisso Rodriquez
Christian Siriano
Alberta Ferretti
This 3-month course reveals the basic and more advanced skills you need to become an accomplished dress-maker. Build your knowledge, or expand your current dress-making skills. You'll learn to drape and draft   custom dress patterns from scratch, just like the ateliers. Prove your patterns with a toille (muslin). Then you'll learn various construction techniques to complete your original dresses. And finally, you'll properly fit and adjust the dresses (and pattern) according to the measurements and body type, using foolproof fitting and alteration techniques. You'll be the total dress maker!
Tuesday Evenings
6:30pm - 9:30pm

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