Draping Stretch Fabrics

When and Where

6 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019 (11 hours, 2 weeks)
Days and times
Saturday 10:00 - 16:30
Morley College London


Full fee
Concession fee
Senior fee

Quick Facts

Bunmi Olaye
Course code

What you will learn

Draping on the Stand is an exciting technique that allows you to “live model” your designs, instantly seeing the silhouette take shape. Stretch fabrics have their own unique properties which shape differently to the body. During this 2-day course, you will work directly in stretch fabric to complete a garment using appropriate techniques for draping on the stand.

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • use basic techniques for draping stretch fabric on the stand
  • prepare fabric for draping on the stand
  • understand the effect of stretch fabrics in draping
  • create a garment on the stand using stretch fabric

Class format and activities

Teaching is both to the whole class and on an individual, one-to-one basis using demonstrations, discussion, examples, samples, hand-outs and other technical support material where appropriate.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This is a Beginners Course. All are welcome.

•Suitable for people with limited or no previous experience
•Experience in working with stretch fabrics is an advantage but not essential
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential

What you will need for your class

a basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, small scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure

• sewing thread, hand sewing needles
• paper scissors
• notebook, pen, A4 ring binder


• A fabric pack will be supplied by the tutor for an additional cost of no more than £10
• paper and card are available for use in the classroom

What you can do next

We run a variety of specialist courses, as well as other courses which might be of interest, including pattern cutting. Please consult the course guide or http://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/departments/fashion for further details.

You might want to try one of the following:
Draping on the Stand
Introduction to the Multi-Thread Machine
Luxurious Lingerie
Pattern Cutting: Beginners

Want to go further? Our Access to Fashion Diploma course can be the first step to making Fashion your new career. For more details: https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/1296-access-to-fashion/1863