This course is designed to meet the needs of extremely skilled and motivated fashion students. Students will design original garments and then use draping and sewing techniques to construct that garment. Students will also create and embellish another garment. The design and construction processes will be documented and included in the student’s portfolio. Students will also participate in a student-produced fashion show. Students will be responsible for fabric, notions and pattern expenses.
Draping is the oldest means of creating clothing.
Draping is a way to create a garment by manipulating fabric on a three-dimensional
Sculpting with fabric is a creative way to construct a garment.
Draping helps one develop a keen sense of proportion and placement of style lines.
Harmony, in a garment, is achieved by balancing fabric and design.
Correct fit, hang and balance of garments can be achieved even if a person's form is not perfectly balanced.
Certain types of fabric work best for draping.
The grain of fabric is important in relationship to the desired design.
A finished drape can be transferred into a complete pattern.
Garments can be embellished to create beauty and interest.
There are many ways to embellish a garment.
How is draping used to create garments??
Why is draping superior to flat-patternmaking?
What tools are needed for draping a design?
What must a good designer know about fabrics?
What types of fabrics work well for draping?
Why must a garment be cut on correct grainlines?
What is a panel?
How is a design balanced?
What are the elements of a good design?
What is a silhouette?
Which draping styles are most flattering to various figures?
What are lines?
How can folds, darts, pleats, princess seams, and fullness be used to emphasize a design?
What is ease and why is it important in garments?
After a design is draped, how is it transferred to a paper pattern?
What is embellishment?
How can a garment be embellished?
Course Academic Vocabulary:
Draping Apex Awl
Panels Plumb line L-square
Design Shirr Style tape
Grainlines Style lines Dress form
Balance Transferring French curve ruler
Ease Break point Hip curve ruler
Color Vanishing point Notcher
Line Underlay Pattern Drafting Paper
Shape Bias Trueing
Texture Fit Blending
Value Princess seam Embellish
Course Units / Topics of Study:
I. Draping Techniques
II. Embellishment Techniques
III. Design Terms
IV. Illustration/Design of Garments
V. Garment Construction
VI. Fashion Show