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Fashion Draping: Bias Design

Flatter any form with the sophisticated cowls, twists and ruffles of bias-draped fabric. Designer Paul Gallo shares decades of high-fashion experience as he teaches you how to drape on the bias and create pattern pieces for stunning blouses, dresses and skirts. You'll learn how to choose the appropriate fabric, whether slinky or structured, and drape it on a dress form, then turn your draped design into a paper pattern. Explore pleats, tucks and twists as you incorporate many draped elements ...

Topics: Design
Cost: $50 Per Course


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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 designWhat 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


  • Level of Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Paul Gallo
  • Cost: $50 Per Course
  • Institution: Craftsy
  • Topics: Design

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