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Creative pattern cutting draping: short course (daytime) - Morley College, London

Creative pattern cutting draping: short course (daytime) - Morley College, London
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About the Course

An alternative to flat pattern cutting and an exciting way to design patterns in three dimensions, draping will increase your understanding of working directly with the human form. Please see entry requirements before enrolling on this course

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. All students enrolling on the course as a beginner will start by covering a basic skirt and top, students who have a basic knowledge will be set a project that will be achievable in this short course.

By the end of the 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 silhouettes through draping on the stand
to explore alternative draping methods
to create paper patterns from fabric draped on the stand, understanding 3D to 2D
Class format and activities
Initially you will complete a series of set projects appropriate to the theme of the term in order to become familiar with the general process of draping. There will be demonstrations of the draping method and teaching will be to the group and on an individual basis. You will then be able to work on a variety of projects or negotiate your own with the tutor, following the term’s theme.

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.
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 and Intermediate Course. All students enrolling on the course as a beginner will start by covering a basic skirt and top
•Suitable for people with limited or no previous experience
•Students must be able to speak, read and write in English
•Basic numeracy is an advantage though not essential

What you need to know before you enrol
• 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 discuss this with the tutor.
• Sewing machines have a foot operated speed control.
• The fashion studios are on the first floor of the Nancy Seear Building and there is lift access to the first floor.
• Please also note: there is no eating or drinking allowed in the fashion studios – no liquids at all are allowed.
What you will need for your class
• a basic sewing kit: fabric scissors, trimming scissors, tape measure, dressmaker’s pins
• HB and H pencils and pencil sharpener
• pens and a notebook
Also:
• calico and other fabrics required to complete the exercises are available at cost price from your tutor
• paper and card are available for use in the studio
• 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:
Please enquire for recommendations on continuation courses where applicable.

If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

Contact

Pedro Diego at Morley College London
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London
SE1 7HT
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  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Wheelchair users

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Price:

£180

Duration:

6 weeks


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