Studio Faro

Studio Faro

Marrickville, NSW

Vivienne Drape Dress Pattern - 'In An Afternoon!'

What to Bring

  • Your enthusiasm!
  • All materials and equipment are provided by studio faro for the workshop. Please feel free to bring your favourite pencil or pattern making equipment.
  • Any drape dress designs that fascinate you as a designer. There is time for you to ask questions during the session.

What to Wear

  • Please wear shoes that cover and protect your feet. It's a workshop environment and we're keen to keep your toes safe. :)

Appropriate For

  • Suitable for students with good sewing skills and a basic understanding of pattern making.

Vivienne Drape Dress Pattern - 'In An Afternoon!'

About This Class

Class Schedule

  • 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

What You Will Learn

  • How to work with my Fitted Dress Block to cut this inspiring drape pattern.
  • How to transfer dart allowances to create original drape in your patterns.
  • The pattern making techniques required to achieve drape patterns with woven fabrics.

What You Get

  • Expert tuition from an experienced teacher!
  • You will gain confidence in your creative and technical pattern making decisions.
  • You will leave with a completed Vivienne Drape Dress pattern ready for your first sample make.
  • A clear understanding of the use of bias grain in your drape patterns.
  • A materials and suppliers listing featuring Anita's favourite sources.
  • A detailed worksheet covering all the days training.
  • The order of construction (sewing) for this interesting drape dress design.
  • With this knowledge you will be able to take advantage of many of the Pattern Puzzle blog posts.


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.

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Jan 2017

The excellent magic of drape with attitude.

Jun 2016

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.