With this course, we offer an alternative to the standard pattern draft techniques. Our tutor is an expert in the technique and offers a workshop combining theory, demonstration and practical work that will empower you to continue with this practice after the course.
This is your introduction to the Haute Couture technique of pattern-making known as moulage, which consists of draping directly onto the mannequin. It is an alternative to traditional flat pattern-making. Learn a fast, creative and accurate way of turning a 2D design onto a 3D toile from scratch. You will acquire the basic skills to replicate a design on a mannequin, as well as experimenting and creating your own designs and making patterns based on a set of measurements by draping directly onto the mannequin.
Tutor Karine Larche has studied and worked in both Australia and France, including roles with Nuit Blanche Paris, Comedie Francaise Paris, Mariana Hardwick, Melbourne Theatre Company, the Australian Ballet and Opera Victoria.
Students will need to bring the following items to class:
- Dressmakers pins such as:
- French curve
- Measuring tape
- Grey lead pencil
- Coloured pencils such as (or any coloured pencil that marks calico)
- A pair of cutting scissors
- Notebook/ pen for taking notes in class
All the above can be found simply at Spotlight and at M.Recht.
Notification of a class cancellation will be advised 48 hours prior to the course commencement date. We advise to purchase your materials once you have received email confirmation that your class is proceeding as scheduled. All efforts are made to ensure that our classes proceed to avoid disappointment.