Draping I

  /  Draping I

This course is designed to provide students with the essential knowledge of draping as a pattern-making technique. Students will be taught a variety of pattern shapes on a dress form, they will learn how to balance the completed drape on the form and fit a muslin to individual bodies. This course will take students’ garment-making skills to the next level and teach unique techniques for creating a classic fitted dress.


This is a single course and by itself does not lead to any career path

  • Grade 12 graduate or mature student status (British Columbia 19 years or older)
  • Meet minimum English language proficiency requirements.

Upon completion of this program the successful student will have reliably demonstrated the ability to

  • List and define the terminology, tools and equipment associated with pattern draping and 3 dimensional design
  • Evaluate characteristics of fabric to recognize how drape and hand responds to line and silhouette
  • Examine the various techniques of manipulating fabric on a form to develop 3 dimensional designs
  • Analyze the design to identify creative elements, determine the draping technique required for the design and develop a draping plan

Assessment will consist of quizzes, exams, and assignments.

Students must pass the course with at least 60%.

Total instructional hours 40
Total Co-op hours 0
Total program hours 40
Total program length (weeks) 2

☒ In-class instruction

☒ Distance education

☒ Combined delivery (both in-class and distance)

Not all courses may have textbooks. Textbooks are listed on the course outline. Textbooks may not be available through the college.

  • Successful completion of the course.

For proof of English Language Proficiency please refer the Student Handbook.

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