Paul Gallo

Fashion Draping: Bias Design

Paul Gallo
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 182 mins
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Meet your instructor, Paul Gallo, and learn about the rich history of bias draping.
Paul helps you choose the right fabrics for your draping project and discusses dress forms as you start your designing journey.
An elegant cowl is not just found at the neck. Paul shows how you can drape cowls in the front, back or sides of your garment, then turn them into pattern pieces.
Paul demonstrates how to mark up, pin and double-check the accuracy of the pattern piece you've created for your cowl and how to fine-tune the fit.
Get your gathers together with Paul's helpful tips! You'll learn how to create a gathered halter neck or built-up neckline and see how to make pleats and pintucks. Then you'll turn your gathers and pleats in pattern pieces.
Master the elegant and complex butterfly twist with Paul's guidance. It's not really as complicated as it looks! Paul will help you prepare your fabric, then show you inspiring variations to try.
Try a cascade ruffle to add elegance or or a playful element to your design. It's all in the placement!
Add some flair to your designs with a flared skirt. Paul demonstrates how to make a dramatic sweeping garment without a bulky waistline.
Pull together all you've learned to design and sew a fabulous bias-cut dress, from draping to refining to finishing. Get ready to hear, "Who designed your dress? It's simply smashing!"
9 Lessons
3  hrs 2  mins

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 design

    What You’ll Love

  • Seeing how easy and flattering bias draping can be
  • Learning from Paul Gallo, a master designer with decades of draping experience
  • Paul Gallo

    As soon as Paul Gallo could hold a pencil, as a boy in Jersey City, he began to draw. He attended 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. Paul has created a lifestyle where designing clothing, illustrating fashion and teaching constantly intermingle, because he believes it's important to pursue personal dreams and help other people with their creativity.

    Paul Gallo

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