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OVER 60 HOURS OF STEP-BY-STEP COURSES ON DRAPING, PATTERN-MAKING, AND SEWING

Whether you’re an experienced dressmaker, a seasoned pro, or even if you’re just starting out, you’ll always know exactly what to work on thanks to our extensive course library.

— “‘I LOVE making dresses, but getting caught in a spin of fitting confusion has sucked the life out of my sewing room.”‘

I hear this a lot from struggling sewists.
Honestly, any sane person would feel that way.

To make a simple, decent & wearable dress:

  • You spend hours/days looking for a pattern
  • Tape together & decode the patterns
  • Then you struggle for days & weeks altering patterns to get a proper fit!

But, what if there was an easier way?

Through my 20+ years of sewing professionally, I built an easy system that anyone can follow & make any dress they want, in any size/shape they want.

I call this system, ‘Direct Construction Method’, and it’s what I teach in our dressmaking membership.

Imagine yourself one year from now.

Dressmaking is now a lot less technical, and a lot more artistic for you.

You see a dress in a magazine or a runway show, and think it would be nice for your silhouette.

Just a few days later, you complete the dress for yourself, with some design modifications matching your taste. No more pattern hunting, no more fitting nightmares. 

Would you rather keep doing what you’re doing, get incrementally better at your craft, but keep aspiring to higher levels?

Instead, I can save you 5-10 years of hard work, by revealing you my shortcut —simple dressmaking system that just plain works.

If you’re ready to become in control of what you choose to make, get rid of all fitting frustrations, and become a better dressmaker, sign up today & secure your spot!

The ultimate step-by-step learning system for dressmakers – part of the Draping Society membership!

WEEKLY

Workshops

LIVE

Our Live Sessions are a vital addition to Draping Society. These seminars allow you to learn from Neda in real-time from the comfort of your home. Neda answers all of your questions, and also does extra Live Demos for various techniques. All sessions are then recorded & available in the archive.

Next live session:

December 08th, Thursday @ 12:30 PM PST

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More Than Just Courses, We're a Community of Dressmaking Enthusiasts

The 'Draping Society' Facebook Group is our community forum that's going to connect you with hundreds of other dressmakers just like you.

  • Learn at Your Own Pace.

    With our flexible courses you have complete control over what you want to learn and when. Choose to follow one of our guided courses or pick your own starting point.

  • A One-On-One Experience.

    Learn from the very best in the business. We're on hand to help you every step of the way. Share your progress & your work, and get detailed feedback and help every week.

  • Join The Community.

    Our community is right at the heart of Draping Society — connect with fellow sewists and gain access to an incredible group of like-minded people.

YOUR MEMBERSHIP INCLUDES:

VAST COURSE LIBRARY

Access 60+ hours of amazing, in-depth dressmaking lessons including hours of step-by-step instruction, and Demo Sessions covering various techniques.

DRESSMAKERS' PATH

The ultimate step-by-step learning system for dressmakers. Transform your dressmaking skills through structured, accountable learning. Eight specific levels from super beginner to finishing a complete dress project.
So you know exactly how much progress you've made and exactly where to go next.

WEEKLY LIVE-STREAM SEMINARS

Each week we do a Live Session where Neda answers everyone's questions, provides feedback on their progress & their work, and also does Live Demos for various specific techniques.
These all get recorded for future reference within our archive.

DIRECT FEEDBACK AND DIRECTION

Get direct feedback and answers to all your burning questions from Neda herself, and your fellow members through our Live Sessions, community group, or by contacting our support team directly.

AWESOME COMMUNITY

Connect with fellow sewists from around the world who are just like you in our community group. Our members are focused on getting their dressmaking to the next level, but also on helping other students around them. They’ll be there for you 24/7.

COURSE RESOURCES

Each course is accompanied by detailed PDFs that include a project overview, materials information, and muslin preparation steps.

WHAT OUR COMMUNITY SAYS ABOUT US

Hi!! My name is Ann and I am a very happy Draping Society member.

My new goal, after sewing for over 50 years, was to improve my sewing methodology. Fashion and developing my own patterns has been an interest of mine, but I really didn’t know how to go about it.
Sewing… YOU’RE ALWAYS ALONE!!
Until I met Neda Niquie! I started draping the Alexander McQueen Dress. I followed Neda’s draping process, and to my surprise, the dress came together!! Whoa!!

The online course way exceeded my expectations.
I was NO LONGER ALONE!! I’ve made an effort to get involved by sewing every presented project and attending Live Q&A’s (when possible, otherwise watching the video later) and communicating to the other Draping Society members. Neda makes an effort to acknowledge YOU during Live Q&A’s, which makes me feel present in her class! I feel like I’m important to her. She quickly responds to any issues or questions you have.

I’m so happy I discovered Neda and hope to one day meet her and Josh in person. Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks!!! Thanks Neda and Josh!!
Ann Larocque
Ontario, Canada
Although I’ve been sewing prolifically for 40 years I’m still learning every moment on the Draping Society.

The videos are clear and precise and the regular Q/A livestreams are invaluable to ask questions and to get your work checked. It’s also a wonderful supportive community so you can ask questions from within the group.

You can be as active or as passive as you like depending on what’s going on in your life.
You can learn by just watching the work of others or you can keep up with draping and making plan, and be productive.

From beginners to experienced you can set your own learning speed and develop at your own pace. Neda is a genius and Josh is a tech wizard. Together they are priceless.

I hesitated for 6 months but now I’m in, I don’t regret a penny. Do it!
Nicola Smith
London, UK
Draping Society membership has opened up my sewing creativity!

I've gained much needed skills and the confidence to make clothing that fits my body shape. The Direct Construction Method (DCM) allows me to start from a dress form padded to represent me. Then move to make and adjust my pattern to assure I can sew the pieces together correctly.
Yes we make patterns!

The added bonus are the technical skill sets from understanding fabric differences, to drafting difficult pieces such as sleeves and collars. Neda shows us how. Her tutorials are easy to follow. Watch as often as needed. Yeah!

The best part, I can learn at my pace while having access to a 'Draping Expert.'
The professional website is easy to use.

Please know Neda doesn't teach us how to sew. She's teaching us DCM; a skill set that opens up a whole new world!
Karen Avery
Alabama, USA
I am so glad I joined the Draping Society! I love the projects so far and using my draping skills from your DCM Masterclass keeps me fresh and on my toes with my skills.

My "Amanda" dress fits me perfectly.
I look forward to more fun projects!
Dawn Hoff
California, USA
I have been with Neda since August of 2021. I also joined as a Founding Member in Draping Society.

The classes are informative and easy to follow as Neda and Josh include the members in everything.
Their honesty and kindness and patience in teaching and running these classes is wonderful.

If not for their knowledge and help in every aspect of clothing design, I would have given up.
Although they don't see me very much. I am here learning and creating lovely cloths for myself and my granddaughters.

If you are considering joining, I would highly recommend it to you and wish you all the best in your journey with us.
Heather Brown
Arizona, USA
I am so happy I joined Draping Society, Neda's teaching is so clear.
She is on hand to help with any questions and goes above and beyond to help.

I have sewn for over 30 years but I've learned so much more from Neda.

From Neda's teachings I draped and created a beautiful dress and jacket for my stepdaughters wedding.
Josh is a great technical help with the website too. Nothing seems too much trouble.
I would recommend Draping Society to anyone who wants to create great fitting garments. Thank you Neda and Josh.
Christine Bywater
Barnsley, UK
Draping Society is amazing and I have loved seeing its content expanding every week since it started.

The website is great for navigating quickly to the most recent live session or dropping you back on your last visited project. The projects are a good variety with different learning in each one.

The quality of the lessons is amazing in content and production quality. There is so much and each project is covered in so much detail and with the weekly lives any extra questions are answered in-depth if there is anything you need extra help with and these are also all stored for later if needed on the site.

To be honest everything else pales into insignificance compared to what Neda brings (sorry Josh, I know you work really hard on the site and it is amazing).

Neda just exudes warmth, friendliness and so much enthusiasm for what she is doing it is totally infectious. She is a great teacher and knows the subject so well but what really makes the difference is how much she loves the subject and how passionate she is about it. She really wants to help and is so engaged with people in their long lives each week.

The commitment is above and beyond with them finding out what people want and tailoring it going forward with that in mind. The effort they are putting into adding to the site is massive and shows from the quality of the site and its contents.

I would happily stay if it was just a weekly live with Neda but with the website as well with all previous projects and guides you really can’t beat it so I am looking forward to being a long time member.
Helen Madge
Exeter, UK

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COST COMPARISON

Learning can be expensive. But mistakes and wasted time is far more costly.

Fashion School

$29'000 / year

In-Person Classes

$1000 and up

Draping Society Starts at

$1.3
A DAY

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