Paul Gallo

Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics

Paul Gallo
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  • In-depth Instruction; over 185 mins
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Meet your instructor, Paul, and learn more about your class.
Paul discusses how to measure and cut your muslin and block it to use for draping.
Learn how to drape your muslin on an adjustable dress form to create the front of the bodice. Paul demonstrates how to pin correctly, creating darts and marking seam lines.
Finish up the bodice draping by creating pleasing lines on the back, with darts and seam lines marked.
Paul explains how to mark your cross-grain line and drape your muslin for a skirt front and back.
Once you've established a pleasing form for your draped garments, it's important to true up the pieces front and back, establishing the correct seam lines and allowances so you can create your pattern. Paul shows you how!
Sleeves might seam tricky, but Paul walks you through the process of choosing a sleeve-cap shape, checking it on your garment, then altering and notching the sleeve for a perfect fit.
It's time to pin your muslin together and try it on the dress form again for troubleshooting the fit and checking the drape.
Your muslin pieces are ready to be turned into pattern pieces. Paul explains how to trace out, label and mark the skirt and bodice components to draft your paper pattern.
Bring your pattern to life! With Paul's help, you'll cut out your fashion fabric for skirt and bodice and be ready to sew a beautifully draped garment of your own design!
 
 
10 Lessons
3  hrs 5  mins

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.

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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