Интенсивные курсы летом

Fashion Draping on the Stand Intensive Summer Course

Language of instruction: English

Fashion draping is an important part of fashion design. In high fashion, couture fashion houses, evening, and lingerie companies most garments are created through draping. It is a key skill which allows apparel designers to understand what creates a great fit and how to achieve it. Draping for fashion design is the process of positioning and pinning fabric on a dress form to develop the structure of a garment design.


The Intensive Course in Fashion Draping on the Stand aims at developing a specific technical competence: working directly in three dimensions on the stand. During the course students will learn and apply a variety of draping techniques through the direct approach working on shapes, textures and volumes. Students will work in muslin on industry dress forms, and drape several silhouettes of skirts, blouses, bodies, jackets and collars. Students will then move on to more advanced styling, transforming their concepts into different shapes and styles as well as making a final finished toile.


This course is aimed at fashion designers, students and beginners within the fashion environment who are interested in developing and/or enhancing an alternative design technique, using fashion draping to create new volumes. No previous experience is required.


  1. Prepare and mark a dress form/stand. Introduction to basic draping techniques.
  2. Drape several silhouettes of a skirt.
  3. Drape bodices. Styling with dart manipulation.
  4. Drape a dress. Identify and apply bias draping techniques.
  5. Drape sheaths and dart less shapes.
  6. Drape a jacket with a princess bodies, a one- and two-piece sleeves.
  7. Drape a raglan sleeve jacket.
  8. Drape several types of collars.
  9. Learn Draping Types: “Roman Pleats”, “Twists”, “Loop”, “Square Draping” etc.
  10.  Identify and apply advanced draping techniques (Valentino, Galliano and other designers).
  11. Introduction to Fabric Manipulation in Draping.


Mrs. Irina Sycheva has a Master degree from Moscow University of Textile and Light Industry.

Mrs. Irina Sycheva has more than 30 years of experience in fashion industry, specializing in apparel construction, draping and patternmaking. She is the owner of the Studio of Creative Cut. She has been teaching in Shanghai (China) and Moscow (Russia).


Studio of Creative Cut

8-ya Tekstilshchikov ul., 11с2, Moscow, 109129





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10 a.m. till 5:30 p.m.

80 hours

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*The course lasts 80 academic hours during 9 days and includes one day off.

At the end of the course the Studio of Creative Cut awards a certificate of successfully completing the Fashion Draping on the Stand Course.


In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Steel pins dressmaking pins (not glass headed pins)
  • Tape measure (with metric and imperial on same side)
  • Fabric shears
  • Paper scissors
  • Small pointed scissors
  • Hand sewing needles
  • Thread (any color)

For the duration of your coursework the Studio will provide you with the following materials/equipment:

  • Professional dress form (made in Japan)
  • Fabrics
  • Tracing wheel
  • Pencils
  • Set of square and curved rulers


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked via email irina.sycheva@stud-mk.ru

There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.


Please contact the Studio should you need assistance with academics, housing, safety, and other issues.