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DCM Masterclass

60 hrs 20 mins

LESSONS

Week 1: Base Slopers

Taping and Measuring Your Dress Form, and Measurements for Muslin Preparation
Lesson 1
Taping and Measuring Your Dress Form, and Measurements for Muslin Preparation
How to properly tape and measure a dress form in preparation for draping. I explain the essential lines that need to be marked, such as the center front, bust, waist, hip, side seam, and others.
6 mins
Before You Start Draping Slopers PDF
Lesson 2
Before You Start Draping Slopers PDF
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Basic Bodice with 1 Dart (Waist) - Draping
Lesson 3
Basic Bodice with 1 Dart (Waist) - Draping
Step-by-step process of draping the front and back bodice pieces, creating darts to shape the fabric around the curves, and marking all the necessary points and lines to transfer the draped muslin into a pattern later.
27 mins
Basic Bodice with 2 Darts (Waist and Bust) - Draping
Lesson 4
Basic Bodice with 2 Darts (Waist and Bust) - Draping
In this lesson, I teach how to drape a basic bodice with two darts - one at the waistline and another at the bust line. This method is especially helpful for those with a fuller bust and smaller waist, as it distributes the excess fabric into two separate darts for a better fit.
15 mins
Straight Skirt - Draping
Lesson 5
Straight Skirt - Draping
In this lesson, I teach how to drape a basic straight skirt on a dress form, incorporating darts to achieve the desired fit.
20 mins
Tapered Skirt - Draping
Lesson 6
Tapered Skirt - Draping
In this lesson, I demonstrate how to taper a straight skirt by folding in the fabric from the hip line towards the hem, creating a slimmer silhouette at the bottom while maintaining the straight grain at the waistline.
6 mins
A-Line Skirt - Draping
Lesson 7
A-Line Skirt - Draping
How to create an A-line skirt from a straight skirt pattern by releasing the fabric at the hemline. I demonstrate marking the desired A-line flare and pinning the excess fabric to achieve the desired silhouette.
4 mins
Attaching Bodice & Skirt, Turning into a Dress Sloper
Lesson 8
Attaching Bodice & Skirt, Turning into a Dress Sloper
I demonstrate the steps to properly attach the draped bodice and skirt pieces together, ensuring the darts are closed and the waistlines are matched. This creates a cohesive dress with princess seam lines flowing from bodice to skirt.
7 mins
Sleeve Sloper Muslin Preparation PDF
Lesson 9
Sleeve Sloper Muslin Preparation PDF
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Basic Sleeve - Draping
Lesson 10
Basic Sleeve - Draping
How to sew the sleeve pieces together and then attach them to the armhole of the dress form, easing in the sleeve cap to create a smooth curve over the shoulder area. I mark important points like the elbow, wrist, bicep and back/front lines for transferring to a paper pattern later.
13 mins
Basic Bodice with 1 Dart (Waist) - Patternmaking
Lesson 11
Basic Bodice with 1 Dart (Waist) - Patternmaking
How to trace the draped muslin onto dot paper using a tracing wheel, then draw in the seamlines and darts. I explain truing the darts by folding and aligning the dart legs. I also cover matching the side seams, shoulders, and adjusting for a smooth armhole curve. Finally, I add seam allowances to complete the paper pattern pieces.
1 hr 11 mins
Basic Bodice with 2 Darts (Waist and Bust) - Patternmaking
Lesson 12
Basic Bodice with 2 Darts (Waist and Bust) - Patternmaking
How to transfer a draped basic bodice with waist and bust darts onto paper to create a pattern. I trace the muslin pieces, mark important points like apex, and close the darts to get the final pattern shape. Adjustments aree made to blend the front and back patterns smoothly.
29 mins
Skirts - Patternmaking
Lesson 13
Skirts - Patternmaking
I demonstrate the process of transferring a draped skirt muslin onto paper to create a master skirt block pattern. I show how to true the darts, add desired lengths, and create straight, tapered or A-line skirt styles from the basic block.
49 mins
Basic Sleeve - Patternmaking
Lesson 14
Basic Sleeve - Patternmaking
In this session, I taught how to draft a basic sleeve pattern from a muslin sleeve. I demonstrated tracing the key lines and measurements onto paper to create the sleeve block.
30 mins

Week 2: Darts Variations

Lesson 15
Before You Start Draping Slopers PDF (From Week 1)
Lesson 16
Taping and Measuring Your Dress Form, and Measurements for Muslin Preparation (From Week 1)
6 mins
Lesson 17
French Dart - Draping
12 mins
Lesson 18
Shoulder Dart - Draping
9 mins
Lesson 19
Center Front Dart - Draping
16 mins
Lesson 20
Asymmetric Dart - Draping
17 mins
Lesson 21
Empire Bodice - Draping
39 mins
Lesson 22
Multiple Darts Bodice - Draping
9 mins
Lesson 23
French Dart - Patternmaking
8 mins
Lesson 24
Shoulder Dart - Patternmaking
22 mins
Lesson 25
Center Front Dart - Patternmaking
17 mins
Lesson 26
Asymmetric Dart - Patternmaking
47 mins
Lesson 27
Empire Bodice - Patternmaking
1 hr 10 mins
Lesson 28
Multiple Darts Bodice - Patternmaking
33 mins

Week 3: Bodice Styles

Lesson 29
Before You Start Draping / Preparation PDF
Lesson 30
Classic Princess Bodice - Draping
37 mins
Lesson 31
Dior Dart - Draping
36 mins
Lesson 32
Armhole Princess Bodice - Draping
38 mins
Lesson 33
Curved French Dart - Draping
14 mins
Lesson 34
Surplice Top - Draping
1 hr 17 mins
Lesson 35
Full Torso Princess Bodice - Draping
1 hr 38 mins
Lesson 36
Classic Princess Bodice - Patternmaking
41 mins
Lesson 37
Armhole Princess Bodice - Patternmaking
43 mins
Lesson 38
Dior Dart - Patternmaking
45 mins
Lesson 39
Curved French Dart - Patternmaking
29 mins
Lesson 40
Surplice Top - Patternmaking
1 hr 11 mins
Lesson 41
Full Torso Princess Bodice - Patternmaking
1 hr 42 mins

Week 4: Jerseys & Creative Cutting

Lesson 42
Jersey Week 1 Information PDF
Lesson 43
T-Shirt Foundation - Draping
13 mins
Lesson 44
Very Close Fitting Jersey Sloper - Draping
17 mins
Lesson 45
T-Shirt Foundation - Patternmaking
43 mins
Lesson 46
Very Close Fitting Jersey Sloper - Patternmaking
16 mins
Lesson 47
Introduction to Geometric Cutting
3 mins
Lesson 48
Cutting the Geometric Shapes
13 mins
Lesson 49
Sewing the Geometric Shapes
36 mins
Lesson 50
Draping and Fitting the Geometric Shapes - Part 1
28 mins
Lesson 51
Draping and Fitting the Geometric Shapes - Part 2
27 mins
Lesson 52
Draping and Fitting the Geometric Shapes - Part 3
35 mins

Week 5: Jerseys & Geometric Odd Shapes

Lesson 53
Measurements and Diagrams PDF
Lesson 54
Overview and Concept of Unconventional Geometric Cutting
12 mins
Lesson 55
Patterns Demo and Measurements
13 mins
Lesson 56
Overview of the Three T-Shirt Shapes
7 mins
Lesson 57
Cutting the Three T-Shirt Jerseys
8 mins
Lesson 58
Geometrical Odd Shapes Dress Ideas
5 mins
Lesson 59
Cutting 1st Geometric Odd Shape Dress
9 mins
Lesson 60
Cutting 2nd Geometric Odd Shape Dress
14 mins
Lesson 61
Sewing All the Pieces
7 mins
Lesson 62
Cutting the Necklines Before Fitting
9 mins
Lesson 63
Fitting of Geometric Odd Shape Tops and Dresses
44 mins

Week 6: Skirts

Lesson 64
Skirt Week Measurements PDF
Lesson 65
Peg Skirt - Overview and Muslin Preparation
2 mins
Lesson 66
Controlled Flare Skirt - Overview and Muslin Preparation
7 mins
Lesson 67
Princess Line Skirt Foundation / Sloper - Overview and Muslin Preparation
4 mins
Lesson 68
180 Degree Fold Creative Draping Skirt - Overview and Muslin Preparation
3 mins
Lesson 69
Peg Skirt - Draping
19 mins
Lesson 70
Controlled Flare Skirt - Draping
29 mins
Lesson 71
Princess Line Skirt Foundation / Sloper - Draping
25 mins
Lesson 72
180 Degree Fold Creative Draping Skirt - Draping
30 mins
Lesson 73
Peg Skirt - Patternmaking
31 mins
Lesson 74
Controlled Flare Skirt - Patternmaking
23 mins
Lesson 75
Princess Line Skirt Foundation / Sloper - Patternmaking
1 hr 3 mins
Lesson 76
180 Degree Fold Creative Draping Skirt - Patternmaking
33 mins

Week 7: Dresses

Lesson 77
Dress Week Measurements PDF
Lesson 78
Sheath, Semi-Fitted and Shift Dresses - Overview and Muslin Preparation
6 mins
Lesson 79
Sheath, Semi-Fitted and Shift Dresses - Draping
1 hr 5 mins
Lesson 80
Panel Dress - Draping
1 hr 13 mins
Lesson 81
Twist Dress - Draping
48 mins
Lesson 82
Sheath, Semi-Fitted and Shift Dresses - Patternmaking
49 mins
Lesson 83
Panel Dress - Patternmaking
1 hr 10 mins
Lesson 84
Twist Dress - Patternmaking
37 mins

Week 8: Corset

Corsets Information PDF
Lesson 85
Corsets Information PDF
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Corset Introduction and Preparation
Lesson 86
Corset Introduction and Preparation
In this session, I teach you how to prepare for draping a corset. We will be making a traditional sweetheart corset with a center front seam that curves around the bust. I show different types of breast cups and how to attach them to the dress form. The key is getting the right size and positioning them properly for the desired shape.
16 mins
Draping the Corset
Lesson 87
Draping the Corset
How to drape the corset pattern directly on the dress form. I start by preparing straight grain fabric pieces and pinning the center front line. Then, I shape the fabric around the bust and waist areas, pinning and trimming as needed to achieve a smooth fit.
28 mins
Information on Corset Types and Materials
Lesson 88
Information on Corset Types and Materials
In this session, I share details about corset making, the materials used, and the finishing techniques involved. I explain the different types of corsets, from lightweight bridal corsets to heavily structured historical pieces.
35 mins
Corset Construction Final Fabrics
Lesson 89
Corset Construction Final Fabrics
I showcase the materials I plan to use for constructing my corset. I selected a cotton-polyester brocade fabric for the outer shell and a structured satin fabric for the lining. I also introduced a fusible, mid-weight knit interfacing that she will use for both the shell and lining fabrics.
2 mins
Preparation for First Fitting with Draped Pieces
Lesson 90
Preparation for First Fitting with Draped Pieces
How to prepare the draped pieces for the first fitting before transferring them to a final pattern. I demonstrate cleaning up the outlines of the draped muslin pieces and adding seam allowances. I also explain the process of fusing the muslin pieces onto interfacing to give them structure for the initial fitting.
15 mins
First Fitting with Draped Pieces
Lesson 91
First Fitting with Draped Pieces
In this lesson, I fuse the muslin pieces with horsehair fusible interfacing and attached all six draped pieces together. I then take the assembled muslin to my dress form for the first fitting.
30 mins
Truing the Corset Pattern
Lesson 92
Truing the Corset Pattern
How to true the corset pattern pieces by matching seams, adjusting curves, and adding notches for proper alignment during sewing.
29 mins
Cutting Corset Fabric Lining and Interfacing
Lesson 93
Cutting Corset Fabric Lining and Interfacing
I demonstrate how to cut the fabric, lining, and interfacing for a corset or bustier project. I explain the different materials being used, including a brocade fabric for the outer shell, a mid-weight satin knit for the lining, and interfacing to provide structure.
11 mins
Sewing the Corset
Lesson 94
Sewing the Corset
I teach how to sew the corset pieces together, emphasizing the importance of carefully matching the pattern pieces and notches to avoid mixing up the order. I demonstrate sewing the outer fabric pieces first, then the lining pieces, preparing them for the next steps of adding boning and bust cups.
26 mins
Determining the Length of Bonings and Placement of Bust Cups
Lesson 95
Determining the Length of Bonings and Placement of Bust Cups
How to measure and prepare the boning pieces for the corset project. I show the top shell and lining pieces, explaining the need for the lining to be slightly smaller than the outer fabric.
18 mins
Sewing Bonings to the Lining
Lesson 96
Sewing Bonings to the Lining
I demonstrate how to sew the bonings (rigid interfacing strips) to the lining of the dress. I first apply interfacing on top of the bonings and press them carefully to avoid melting. Then, I position the center front piece along the marked center line and sew the boning on either side of the seam.
11 mins
Breast Cup Placement
Lesson 97
Breast Cup Placement
In this lesson, I demonstrate how to properly position and attach the breast cups to the bodice. This step is crucial for achieving the desired fit and support in the bust area.
4 mins
Sewing the Zipper
Lesson 98
Sewing the Zipper
How to sew the zipper onto the back of a top piece. I carefully align the notches and seams before attaching the zipper, ensuring a perfect fit.
13 mins
Attaching Corset and Lining
Lesson 99
Attaching Corset and Lining
How to attach the corset outer layer to the lining. I first check the fit on the dress form, ensuring everything is neat and even before proceeding to pin and sew the layers together.
10 mins
Finishing the Corset
Lesson 100
Finishing the Corset
In this session, I teach how to finish the bottom of the corset by adding a bias strip and hand-stitching it for a clean, professional look. I also discuss alternative methods like machine stitching or attaching a skirt lining.
33 mins
Creative Draping on a Constructed Base
Lesson 101
Creative Draping on a Constructed Base
In this lesson, I teach how to creatively drape fabrics on a constructed base like a corset or fitted bodice. I demonstrate draping techniques to achieve structured yet fluid designs suitable for gowns and wedding dresses.
1 hr 18 mins

Week 9: Sleeves

Lesson 102
Sleeves Variations Drafting PDF
Lesson 103
Introduction, Taping and Measurements for Sleeve Pattern
10 mins
Lesson 104
Preparation of Schematic of Sleeve Sloper
33 mins
Lesson 105
Fitting Sleeve Sloper #1
8 mins
Lesson 106
Draping Sleeve #2 Without Prior Shaping
10 mins
Lesson 107
Basic Sleeve Sloper Patternmaking
6 mins
Lesson 108
Puffed Cap Sleeve
19 mins
Lesson 109
Draped Sleeve
22 mins
Lesson 110
Raglan Sleeve - Draping
20 mins
Lesson 111
Raglan Sleeve - Patternmaking
8 mins
Lesson 112
Peter Pan Collar
27 mins
Lesson 113
Off Shoulder / Bardot Sleeve
10 mins

Week 10: Project Week & Refining

Lesson 114
Facing & Lining Mini-Session
30 mins
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