Paul Gallo
Craftsy Instructor

San Francisco

As soon as Paul Gallo could hold a pencil he began to draw clothing. By age 11 he was designing complete collections with fabric and color stories. He went to F.I.T. in New York and graduated from the Fashion Design Program where he got his first jobs on 7th Avenue. He has worked as a draper, fashion illustrator & patternmaker ever since for companies in the U.S., China and India. 3 years ago he launched a revolutionary new sewing tool called ... Read Full Bio »

Paul's Craftsy Classes


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 into a single pattern and create a bias-cut dress or blouse of your own design!



Fashion Draping

Take your garment-making skills to the next level. In Paul's class on fashion draping, you’ll learn techniques for creating a classic fitted dress. Stand beside a fashion-world insider as he creates a muslin drape, transfers it to pattern paper and cuts the pattern from fashion fabric. Instructions to sew the dress are included in the class materials. 

If you’ve been yearning to move your fashion inspirations from idea to reality, this class is for you.

$24.99 $44.99

Paul's Projects

Flared Skirt
Butterfly Twist
Basic Dress
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