Draping Fundamentals: Lower Body - 5/5/2023 2:30 PM - 5:00 PM

New Orleans, LA

Draping Fundamentals: Lower Body
Teacher: Joe Vecchiarelli
Friday, May 5, 2023
2:30 PM-5:00 PM
Code(s): L161, M177 Hands on Workshop
Pontchartrain Center
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Pricing Information
Session Value: 3
Price Per Session (before discount): $23.00
Materials Fee: $26.00

Discover the secrets of draping your lower half in this comprehensive class led by expert fitter and instructor, Joe Vecchiarelli. Dive into the fundamentals as you embark on a hands-on journey to craft a basic straight pant. From mastering the intricacies of taking accurate measurements with the assistance of Joe, to comparing and translating them onto the muslin and eventually draping to your body or body form, you will learn the essential steps in creating a tailored fit.


Join your peers in collaborative groups of 3 or 4 to broaden your skills by crafting various pant styles, including the classic straight leg, the chic cigarette pant, and the elegant palazzo style. Engage in insightful discussions about darts and the conversion to pleats, adding depth to your understanding of garment construction.


By the end of the class, you will not only have completed multiple pant styles but also gained the expertise to confidently drape your own pants at home using your body form or your own body. Equip yourself with the tools and knowledge needed to bring your unique vision to life in the world of fashion draping.


  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Category(ies): Fashion Sewing, Garment Style and Design, Fashion Fit and Construction, Sewing Fundamentals
  • Experience Level:
    • Beginner to advanced 
  • Supply List:
    • Scissors
    • 3-in-one ruler
    • French curve
    • 2x18-inch ruler
    • Tracing wheel
    • Marking pencil
    • Glass headed pins
    • If you need to purchase any of the specialty rulers please visit Joe at his website at www.frencheuropeaninc.com.
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