Draping - Creating garments on the stand



Ready, steady..... drape!

This workshop is for workshoppers who would like to learn the art of draping.

In this full day class you will have a demonstration on how to drape calico onto the mannequin, to create instant 3D garments. we will focus on Jackets, tops (bodices) or dress shapes.

This workshop is experimental, and most draped garments come from the experimental process, where your garments are created organically.

You will have the full day to try different draping techniques, taking photographs of your work. In the last afternoon of the workshop, you will decide on your draped garment, learning how to mark your fabrics ready to transfer onto a paper pattern.

1.5 metres of calico will be provided free of charge.

If you would like to make a garment for your own body measurements, you will need to bring along your own adjustable mannequin. Or alternatively, you can use a random available size mannequin from our studio. But this may not be the size you require.

This process can only be done directly onto a mannequin.

No, just turn up on the day!

14 years and above.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials are provided in this workshop.


Craig Parr at The Fashion Box


718-722 Seven Sisters Road
Greater London
N15 5NH

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Suitable for beginners


7 hours (10:00am to 5:00pm)

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