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with Paul Gallo
Online Class

Fashion Draping: Bias Design

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What You'll Learn: A brief history of the elegant art of bias draping

* How to choose the appropriate fabric, whether slinky or structured, for your design

* The many looks and uses of the draped cowl, whether on the neck, across the back or under the arms

* How to take draped fabric on a dress form and turn it into a paper pattern piece

* Checking the accuracy and fit of your pattern pieces

* Techniques for gathering, including pleats and tucks

* The easy, yet stunning, butterfly twist and its variations

* How to make cascade ruffles and flared skirts without gathers or bulky seams

* Ways to incorporate many draped elements into a single pattern

What You'll Make

* A simple and elegant bias-cut dress or blouse of your own design

What You'll Love

* Seeing how easy and flattering bias draping can be

* Learning from Paul Gallo, a master designer with decades of draping experience

* The opportunity to get direct, personal feedback on your designs and sewing challenges

* Lifetime access to your class, on your own schedule, from any web-connected device


  • advanced
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h1m

Included in this Class

1. Draping on the Bias

1. Draping on the Bias

Meet your instructor, Paul Gallo, and learn about the rich history of bias draping.

2. Bias Draping Basics: Fabrics

2. Bias Draping Basics: Fabrics

Paul helps you choose the right fabrics for your draping project and discusses dress forms as you start your designing journey.

3. Draping Cowls

3. Draping Cowls

An elegant cowl is not just found at the neck. Paul shows how you can drape cowls in the front, back or sides of your garment, then turn them into pattern pieces.