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From sewing classes to creative workshops, Mood U School is committed to providing quality education to our students. Mood U School gathers highly recognized and talented designers/instructors from all over the world to bring the best in-store and online learning platform. Come join us – we cannot wait to see what you can make!


NY 6-Week Course | Draping Basics Part 1


NY 6-Week Course | Draping Basics Part 1


Have you always wanted to know how to create your own patterns that fit perfectly? Fashion designers often use a process called “draping” to create perfectly fitted patterns on the dress form. They drape a muslin fabric over a dress form and pin it into place, gently manipulating the fabric around the form. Once the fabric is draped, the key measurements and fit lines are marked to record the basic pattern shape.

In this Mood U 6-Week Draping Basics Part 1 Course (Beginner Draping) you will learn will the fundamental rules of draping on the dress form. Creating basic patterns for a bodice, skirt & dress. Students will be guided in transferring their draped muslin onto pattern paper and fine tuning their pattern shapes. At the completion of the 6-week course, students will have finished both muslin drape work and paper patterns. We will guide you in achieving a perfect fit and finish with all your patterns to use as a basis for future projects and Mood U workshops.

Do you already have some experience in draping? Join our intermediate level class, Draping Basics Part 2.

Required Supplies

Course Fee includes:

  • 6 weeks of hands-on professional draping instruction taught by fashion designer Benjamin Mach
  • 1 dress form assigned to each student every class for 6 weeks
  • Muslin
  • Pattern paper
  • Transfer paper

Students will also need their MOOD U DRAPING KIT The Mood U Draping Kit can be purchased in-store for approximately $106.00+tax, or you may purchase required supplies individually as needed.

MOOD U DRAPING KIT - required supplies for this class

  • L square metal ruler
  • 12" french curve
  • Grid ruler
  • Tracing wheel
  • Colored pattern makers pencil
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Fabric scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Dressmaker pins
  • Pin cushion
  • Pattern weights
  • Tape measure
  • Draping tape

You must bring a printed copy of your order confirmation with you on the first day of class to confirm your registration and guarantee your seat is reserved.