This afternoon workshop is an opportunity to work through one of Studio Faro's most popular #PatternPuzzles and cut a Vivienne Drape Dress pattern for your own use. This is my chance to share the pattern making methods behind my drape designs and many other designs on my blog well-suited.
Starting with my industry ready fitted block, students will work to their nearest size to create a drape pattern. Using professional materials and equipment you will all make a detailed pattern plan (to keep) for the development of your drape dress pattern. Then students will trace the drape pattern and use either the 'cut & paste' or pivoting technique to complete the next stage of the pattern. These pattern developments include a cowl drape neckline and seamed cowl skirt.
There will be demonstrations and discussions around the use of bias grain in drape patterns and the specific transfer of dart allownence when making drape patterns. All stages of this process are demonstrated by me and samples are available for students to inspect. There will be discussion about the effective use of grain for these patterns and a clear order of construction (sewing) for you to use at home.
All students will leave the workshop with a completed pattern and receive a detailed worksheet covering the afternoons training and more. Pattern making materials and equipment are provided for use at the studio during the workshop at no extra charge.
This workshop does not include sewing or the detail of achieving your own personal fit; but focusses on pattern making adaptations for these drape patterns. Achieving your own personal fit blocks is covered in my Personal Block Development Workshops.
The excellent magic of drape with attitude.
A truly wonderful experience! Great pace, engaging and very skilled instructor, plus detailed workbook and pattern to take away. So much information and a unique dress that I will definitely wear. These pattern puzzle classes are lots of fun and the instructor is very generous with her time, studio resources and knowledge.