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Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics taught by Paul Gallo

You are an individual; your clothing should be unique. Learn fashion draping from designer Paul Gallo and create your own dress patterns for an unrivaled look.

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Category Sewing
Type Clothing
Sizing Women
Style Casual
judithvh on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Firm and thick cotton/linnen mix. Schoulderpads Sprayglue Fiberfill Tape Permanent marker Sewing machine

judithvh on craftsy.com

What are you most proud of? I made my own dressform!.....and saved a lot of money, it is just what paul said....do not spend to much mony on a dressform till you know that draping is for you........thanks paul.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? You have to take your time to really measure corectly and keep measuring as you go along....if I did it.....you can to.

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How did you drape the pattern without a dress form in the first place? You should really consider making a tutorial... I am very interested

04/09/2013 Flag

i am sorry, i made a fitted bodice first off using my adjustable dressform.it wasn't easy i can tell you that, with all the gaps in that thing.i managed to get it right though by fitting and fitting again on my body.i had to make changes just till it fitted perfectly.then i went and bought a mannequin and padded it with fiberfill and shoulderpads, fitted my bodice and i was ready to go.my friend took a basic bodice from the internet and adapted it to her size and stuffed the hole thing with some sort of wool,turned out oke.

04/10/2013 Flag

This is a brilliant idea. For years, I've been thinking of a duct tape body double that a lot of people make with the help of a friend. Unfortunately, I don't have anyone that understands sewing so the taping is out. I'm very excited to do this for myself. Thank you so much.

05/18/2013 Flag

i have had the same problem....i joind the class of paul gallo to learn how to make a fitted bodice to use for a dressform i can use.all of my designs that i fit and drape on my dressform, fit like a glove....well worth the effort! good luck to you on making your own perfect dressform.

05/24/2013 Flag

I am very impressed with all of your projects that you have posted. However, it is not clear to me how you made this dressform. It sounds like you made a pattern from your body measurements, not by using the draping method, is that correct? Does this course include information on how to do this? (I'm sure I can visualise it, but it would be good as part of the class review to know whether or not it does.)

07/25/2013 Flag

You are so creative! I Love your dresses and your dress form method! Can't wait to have a go myself!

09/07/2013 Flag

This is a great idea. I have a foam dressform that is stuffed into a top that has been fitted too me. Unfortunately, although it comes close, the foam really stretches the top cover in some areas throwing the figure off. Also, since I am shortwaisted with a slight swayback and smaller bustline, I am finding I need to alter my drape quite a bit. Perhaps if I had started with a smaller foam form and built it up, I could have solved these problems better. This looks like a low cost solution. Tell me, did you just go around asking stores if they had any mannequins for sale, or do you find them posted online somewhere?

10/06/2013 Flag