With draping or ‘moulage’, a pattern is developed in three-dimensional and intuitive ways. To make a design, fabric is draped around a body or mannequin. You can then translate the result with fabric into a paper pattern. This method is frequently used in haute couture, and by fashion designers in general.
The drape of the fabric around the human body creates spontaneous designs that you could not have imagined beforehand. This surprise makes designing super fun.
The following components are covered in the Moulage Course:
- basic skills moulage
- working on mannequin and on person
- working out the design to a paper pattern
- make a ‘moulage’ arm
- bodice, skirt, sleeve, collars.
No special prior education is required to participate in this course. However, it is expected that you will get along well with the sewing machine and that you know how to put together a piece of clothing.
You will need the following materials for this course:
- mannequin (especially important when working on one’s own measurements, there are some mannequins available in the studio for those who come by public transport)
- unbleached cotton
- fabric scissors and paper scissors
- many pins
- pen and paper for notes
- long ruler and a “french curve” (bent ruler)
- pattern paper
- black and red fine liner / marker
Coffee, tea and a tasty lunch are provided.
Date and place
The course is held in the studio of Dutch Couture Academy, Gasthuisstraat 16, 6981 CS in Doesburg.
Four days between 18 and 29th of May 2020 (by appointment).
Investment: € 699, including VAT, coffee, tea and fresh lunch.
Time: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
There is a possibility to spend the night in the guesthouse above the studio. For details see B&B in top bar website. For students a special price applies in combination with a course. Inform about this by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org