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Draping and Pattern Workroom (APRL 2355)

Total Credits: 3
Lecture Credits: 1
Lab Credits: 2

Description: Draping is the art of creating patterns by draping fabric on a dress form; it is the three-dimensional method that allows for visual analysis. You will start with basic bodices and advance through bias draping. You will also learn the industrial pattern workroom process from design through production patterns. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Draping terms and tools
2. Professional dress form and body landmarks
3. Analyzing and balancing grain of fabric on dress form
4. Incorporating fitting ease and designer ease
5. Developing style lines
6. Draping on the bias

Learning Outcomes:
1. Identify draping terms and tools
2. Identify professional dress form and ‘body landmarks’
3. Identify and apply the concept of designer ease and fitting ease
4. Apply the draping method in designing a series of basic and complex garments
5. Analyze fit and adjust muslin test garment
6. Create original design via the draping method

Prerequisites:  APRL 1400, APRL 2015, APRL 2350, and APRL 2750