Online Class

Fashion Draping: Dressmaking Basics


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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What You Get

  • 10 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials, including a sleeve measurement chart and a step-by-step dress construction guide
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Paul Gallo
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Paul Gallo
Meet your instructor, Paul, and learn more about your class.
2. Preparing the Muslin
3. Draping the Bodice Front
4. Draping the Back Bodice
5. Draping the Skirt
6. Truing the Muslin
7. Building the Sleeve
8. Checking Your Drape
9. Drafting the Pattern
10. Cutting Fashion Fabric

Taught by

Paul Gallo
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.
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