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In this online course, you'll learn the fundamentals of Draping. Draping is the process of creating garments directly in fabric instead of using paper patterns. This technique teaches the relationship between your fabric, your figure, and fashion in a way that no other method can. You'll  drape on an actual 3D figure (a dress form or a human figure) to learn basic draping skills and techniques.

This is a great course for those with no skills in draping or for those who sew but with no technical training, yet want to take their design skills to the next level.

Once you master this art, you can design to your heart's content! Some designers perfect work on the flat pattern, but there is nothing more exciting than designing in 3D and seeing your ideas come to life right in front of your eyes!


* Learn to properly measure and fit the body 
​* Prepare the dressform
* Understand the fundamental concepts of draping on a body
* Understand the principles, fabrics and equipment used for draping
* Bodice designs
* Sleeve designs
* Collar designs
* Skirt designs
* Evaluate the fit of the toille sample
* Make  adjustments for proper fit
* Complete  finished drape


The program includes:

Student discounts 
Study Planner App to customize your study plans and keep track of your progress
Instructional support from our experienced faculty
Access 24/7 to online community
Your personalized online student homepage and learning portal
Additional resources such as our online library and career guidance from Career Cruising

Computer Specifications

As you know this is an online academic program. This means you will need high-speed internet access to begin your program. In addition, you will need access to a Microsoft® Windows® based computer running Windows 7® or later or an Apple® Mac® computer running OS X® or later, and an email account to participate in and complete your program.
We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.
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