Inspired by couture and want to learn how to add unique additional touches to your favourite patterns?
I’m so thrilled to be able to re-introduce you to a fabulous pattern cutter and teacher in our second digital draping masterclass collaboration, This live session will be delivered via zoom, and I will be there as host, whilst Theresa teaches you how to drape a collars
About Your teacher
Theresa Hewlett has worked as a freelance pattern cutter/ studio manager for over 35 years , gaining a wealth of knowledge in the fashion and costume industries.
Her illustrious career includes working alongside Zandra Rhodes , Emanuel , Benny Ong, Wallis and River Island amongst others . Alongside her fashion contracts , she’s worked with dance and performance manufacturers leading to working on many TV and theatre shows including Strictly Come Dancing , The Voice, Dancing on Ice and many others .
Theresa is passionate about education and is inspiring the next generations through her work at a major a London college teaching pattern cutting , draping and garment manufacturing .
Her passion is fit and making sewing accessible and she feels extremely blessed working in the creative industry .
During the class, you’ll the learn the basics of how to get started with draping a simple flat collar. This is a perfect way to really lift a basic pattern and create a totally different look. You will then learn to drape a shawl collar, that introduces a little more 3D. Depending on time Theresa will show a couple of options for the shawl collar. like a faux notch or pleat detailing
Why Drape Collars?
Since draping allows you to see your pattern taking shape immediately, it’s the perfect way to create collars and instantly see how they will look. Draping works really well for fluid fabrics and creating more 3 d shapes like a shawl collar, or even collar shapes that have lots of pleats or folding. It’s also a great way to make additional patterns to add to the ones you already have, reducing the need to have to buy more and more patterns just to get small design changes.
During this online masterclass you will learn:-
- How to prep for draping a collar
- Some basic draping rules
- How to drape a simple flat collar
- How to drape a shawl collar
- Q & A with two industry experts
Arrived at the class not knowing anything draping…in my head it was a thing that very experienced people did…I now feel inspired to give it a go!