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Pattern Making / Advanced draping.

Pattern Making / Advanced draping

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The Summer School Advanced Draping allows you to deepen your knowledge of draping on the stand and develop your 3D creativity.


Ideally suited to students who are currently studying fashion. Enthusiasts of garment construction techniques who already have basic knowledge are welcome.

The small number of participants allows the instructor to adapt to the levels and objectives of everyone.

Practical information

Summer School program
Short format
2 weeks

60 hours

Next session:
22 June - 3 July 2020
€1,590 incl. VAT

Summer School programs may be combined with each other to form longer courses (-10% discount on the second cheapest program).

All material is provided by Institut Français de la Mode.
Taille du groupe:
15 personnes maximum
Austerlitz Campus

36 quai d'Austerlitz, 75013 Paris


  • Develop your 3D creativity, your ability to take initiative.
  • Deepen your knowledge of draping on the stand.
  • Improve your confidence and master draping on different garment categories .
  • Get some useful technical tips.


Review of the fundamental basics required for the success of a draping creation:

  • Choice and adjustment of the dress form
  • Installation of duct tapes
  • Marking and adjusting

Study of different styles by pinning the cotton muslin on the dummy:

  • "Bar suit" type jacket, strap seams, basque (4 pieces), tailor collar, short sleeve flat pattern cutting, sleeve head adjusting, managing excess value.
  • Draped bustier dress, boned corset with cups, research by draping.
  • Menswear like jacket , bust dart into the pocket, small side, tailor's sleeve flat pattern cutting, shawl collar, interfacing base.
  • Dress, bodice and skirt: draping by splitting.

If there is enough time left, toile study of a flou model, either from a personal design or from a haute couture collection style.


At the end of the program, a certificate is issued to participants who have attended all courses.

To register, simply fill out the online form. Your application will be reviewed by the Summer School team. Final enrolment is only effective after payment of the deposit.

If the sanitary situation related to the COVID-19 requires a cancellation of your registration, you will be able to postpone it to next year or ask for a refund.

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IFM Summer School

We offer Summer School programs in French and in English. Courses like Fashion styling, My little black dress, Fashion and Luxury Management or Draping for beginners, among others.