Short Course On Campus

3D Draping Summer School

London College of Fashion

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3D Draping Summer School course from London College of Fashion, concentrates on key elements from 3D Draping on the Stand Modules 1 and 2 before moving on to cover advanced creative stand work.


You will start by draping fabric onto a dressmakers stand/mannequin and learning the techniques to transfer these designs onto paper to make a pattern. You will then move on to more advanced styling, transforming your concepts into different shapes and styles as well as making and sewing a final finished toile (test garment).


In order to aid your learning, during the 3D Draping Summer School course from London College of Fashion, you will use the bestselling book 'Art of Fashion Draping' by Connie Amaden-Crawford, which includes step by step information and clear to understand diagrams for you to follow alongside the tutor’s demonstrations.

Programme Structure

Topics covered:

  • Differences between stand size, actual body measurements and size charts
  • Fabric characteristics
  • Bodice, sleeves, necklines and collars * Skirt styles - A-line circular, pleats, gathers, flares and fishtail
  • Styling with dart manipulation
  • Isometric draping
  • Cutting and stitching a toile
  • Single size grading
  • Modelling a strapless bodice

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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Steel pins dressmaking pins (not glass headed pins)
  • Tape measure (with metric and imperial on same side)
  • Fabric shearsPaper scissors
  • Small pointed scissors
  • 5cm ruler
  • Magic scotch tape
  • 2B or 3B pencils
  • >Fineliner pens (4 red, 2 blue, 2 black recommended)
  • Pattern notcher (optional)
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Thread (any colour)
  • Set square and vary form curve

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Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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