Part 1 and 2 Draping, Developing and sewing a classic sheath dress from a draped hip block


PART 1 and PART 2 Draping, Developing and sewing a classic sheath dress from a draped hip bloc Course

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In PART 1 you will learn how to drape a foundation waist and hip block with fittings. PART 2 continues and develops the foundation hip block into a designed princess line classic sheath dress pattern. You will be shown how to sew this unlined classic dress-up to completion. A bonus chapter will show you how to sew a lined dress to completion.

  • 14 videos
  • 16 hours of tuition

Preview this Course

Preview chapter 10 part 2

Preview chapter 8 part 2 Draping and sewing a classic Sheath dress

Syllabus Part 1

  • Preparing your dummy to be draped
  • Sizing up your dummy to the next size or to your body measurements
  • Draping on a real figure

Chapter 2,3 and 4

  • Teaches you how to drape a waist and hip block
  • How to sew various seam finishes without an overlocker
  • Balance and Fitting issues
  • A unique way of gluing block together without a sewing machine
  • Dart manipulation- how to transfer darts into different positions
  • JoJo explains in micro details the hows and whys of draping and creating the foundation dress blocks that in part 2 will be developed in a classic sheath dress

Syllabus Part 2

How to make the dress without an overlocker with various seam finishes:

  • French seam ,flat felled seam and Hong Kong seam finishes
  • Sewing machine techniques
  • Hand stitching techniques and finishes
  • How to handle your fabrics
  • How to use your scissors correctly
  • How to correctly sew princess lined curves and acute curved lines
  • Using your iron to shrink out fullness
  • How to sew an unlined dress
  • How to sew a lined dress
  • How to insert an invisible zip in a professional way
  • How to cut and sew bias bindings
  • How to make facings
  • How to stabilise your neck and armholes from stretching
  • Pressing techniques
  • Sewing machine tensions
  • How to place your patterns onto fabric
  • Designing and creating new style lines on your dress pattern
  • How to mark and tailor tack your dress
  • Creating inlays (extra fabric needed for customers who gain weight)
  • JoJo explains in- depth on creating a sheath dress from cutting to sewing the completed dress with variations on creating a classic princess lined sheath dress.

Equipment and tools needed for the course:

  • Dress form /Dummy or a real figure
  • Sewing machine Overlocker (optional)
  • Sewing threads
  • Hand stitching needles
  • Pins
  • Fabric
  • Chalk
  • Tape measure
  • Pens, pencils and Sharpie
  • Rulers (various lengths up to a metre)
  • L square
  • Invisible zip
  • Scrap lining or lightweight fabric
  • Iron, masking tape
  • 8 or 10 inch scissors

If you are based in the UK, you can opt to buy the addon package of all the equipment that will be sent to you for £60.


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