When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Bunmi Olaye
  • Course Code W21FASB02A

What you will learn

Draping is an alternative method of pattern cutting, offering increased creativity and a different way to understand how 2D shapes translate into 3D garments. A garment or specific detail is created by working directly onto a mannequin. Draping is an important part of the design process, it is an extremely useful method to widen knowledge of design, shapes and proportions. A different theme will be taught each term. Each term exists as a separate course and can be taken as such or you may wish to enrol on more than one to build your knowledge and skills to a more advanced level. Autumn Term basic skirts and tops, Summer term more complex designs and dresses .All students enrolling on any term as a beginner /who are new to draping will start by covering basic skirts and tops .

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • to mark and prepare the stand for draping
  • to mark and prepare calico for draping on the stand
  • to understand how different grains and fabric weight can be used in draping
  • to create different dress silhouettes through draping on the stand
  • to create paper patterns from fabric draped on the stand, understanding 2D to 3D

Cost

  • Full fee
    £295
  • Concession fee
    £220
  • Class format and activities

    Mode of delivery: In-Centre. Activities: Teaching is both as a whole class and on an individual one to one basis, using, demonstrations, videos, examples, samples, handouts and any other support materials where appropriate. Assessment methods: Achievement on your course will be measured by whether you meet the above learning outcomes. At the start of the course you will have an opportunity to discuss these with your tutor and set your own personal targets, linked to the learning outcomes and future goals, i.e. progression to an advanced level course. 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. Attendance and punctuality is crucial. You will not achieve the desired learning outcomes if you cannot attend fully. You must inform your tutor for the reasons of any lateness or absences.

    Entry requirements

    This is an Intermediate Course.
    • All students enrolling on the course have basic pattern cutting knowledge and experience.
    • Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
    • Basic numeracy is an advantage.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Working on patterns and cutting out fabric can involve standing at high tables for a period of time. Working on a dressmaker’s stand can involve standing for periods of time although it is possible to sit if this is a problem. Please let the tutor know if this would be difficult for you. Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control. The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Sears building and there is a lift access to the first floor. Please note the eating is not allowed in the fashion studios - you are allowed to have bottled water. Please see the following link for the Colleges response to Covid in line with Government guidance : https:/morleycollege.ac.uk/help/our-response-to-covid-19/.

    What you need

    • paper scissors
    • a basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, dressmaker’s pins, tape measure, tracing wheel
    • Pattern notchers
    • Design tape
    • pens and a notebook
    • Magic tape or masking tape
    • Marker pens in assorted colours
    • HB and H pencils and pencil sharpener or mechanical pencil
    • A4 ring binder file
    • some pattern cutting tools are provided for use in the studio
    • paper and card are available for use in the classroom
    • calico for toiling is available at cost price from your tutor
    • you will need to purchase a sewing machine bobbin from your tutor for £1, refundable at the end of the course

    What you can do next

    If this is your first term of the course, further terms of Draping on the Stand are advised as this will amount to a thorough foundation in the subject. Once you have achieved a foundation of skills, we offer a wide range of further and specialist courses in garment construction and accessories. You might want to try one of the following: Pattern Cutting: Beginners Clothes Making: 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