Beginners draping - taking a pattern from a mannequin

Faye Clements, White Rose Costumier - Costume Maker

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12 Lessons (41m)
    • 1. Beginners Draping - Introduction

      2:16
    • 2. 1. Preparing your mannequin

      1:47
    • 3. 2. How to start

      3:12
    • 4. 3. Front shoulder dart

      7:12
    • 5. 4. Front waist dart

      3:56
    • 6. 5. Back shoulder dart

      2:26
    • 7. 6. Back waist dart

      2:03
    • 8. 7. Truing your lines

      6:39
    • 9. 8. Transferring back on to pattern paper

      3:21
    • 10. 9 Transferring front on to pattern paper

      1:14
    • 11. 10. Correcting shoulder and side seams

      4:06
    • 12. Alternative - draping two back darts

      3:14

About This Class

Learn the basics of how to drape on a mannequin and the rules you need to follow to drape successfully. I will show you how to prepare your mannequin so it matches your body measurements and how to prepare your fabric correctly before you start.

Create your own pattern without any pattern skills!

You will drape both the front and back of the mannequin to create a basic block/sloper and then transfer what you have created in 3D in to a 2D pattern. Once you have created a basic bodice pattern you can then create any pattern you like. The possibilities are endless.