Drape & Contour for Beginners is my beginner friendly online course, teaching you how to use a dress form to drape the basic blocks.
Working with both an adjustable full sized dress form, a professional full sized dress form and a student friendly half scale version, you'll learn the following:
- How to accurately mark in key lines and measurements on a dress form
- How to drape a bodice front and back on an adjustable dress form
- How to drape a simple skirt block on an adjustable dress form
- How to drape a bodice front and back on a professional dress form
- How to drape a more complex skirt on a professional dress form
- How to contour a basic corset / bustier on the adjustable dress form
In May 2022 I'll be adding the following lessons and modules:
- How (and where) to manipulate darts around the bodice front
- How the final corset / bustier for the adjustable stand was created
- How to recreate a contoured design on the professional dress form
I will also be adding in further modules in the future including:
- How to drape a simple sleeve
- How go drape simple trousers / pants
While aimed at complete beginners, this online Drape & Contour course will also be beneficial to those who are out of practice and want to follow along with a professional.
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Drape & Contour for Beginners will teach you how to get started with draping and contouring on the dress form, one of the most creative ways to design and make your own clothes!
You can use what you learn in this online course to develop the draped blocks into new designs, design directly on the dress form which is one of the most creative 3D methods or even recreate something you've seen on a fashion show or magazine for yourself.
StartAdjustable Dress Form: Draping The Front Bodice (17:55)
StartAdjustable Dress Form: Draping The Back Bodice (9:48)
StartMarking The Bodice Details (11:44)
StartRemoving The Draped Bodice (2:01)
StartTransferring The Back Bodice Drape To Paper (8:20)
StartTransferring The Front Bodice Drape To Paper (10:09)
StartAdjustable Dress Form: Draping The Front Skirt (12:12)
StartAdjustable Dress Form: Draping The Back Skirt (4:21)
StartMarking The draped Skirt #1 (11:08)
StartAdjustable Dress Form: Transferring The Draped Skirt To Paper (3:23)
StartProfessional Dress Form: Draping The Front & Back Skirt (22:26)
StartMarking The Draped Skirt #2 (1:30)
I'm Eve Tokens, a trained fashion designer and creative pattern cutter. I'm also an online fashion educator over at The Creative Curator!
I have shown fashion collections at London's Graduate Fashion Week, Brighton Fashion Week and Wimbledon Art Studios - the latter I organised during the three years my studio was based there.
I have also spent time at some of the best schools for fashion - Central Saint Martins in London, The New School in NYC - and the best fashion design studios too; Peter Pilotto, Hardy Amies and Roland Mouret being just three of note!
I've been sewing and designing my own clothes since I was young - my Ma and Gran taught me their tricks - and I'm now fortunate to be teaching others how to design and make fashion too, whether for themselves or as independent designers.
I'm so excited about Drape & Contour for Beginners, and how it will help you to design, drape and create unique garments that you can wear again and again.