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Padding A Dress Form For A Custom Fit

Learn how to size up a dress form before you design for a custom client

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Level 1: Foundational Course: No Draping Experience Required but some basic experience in sewing is helpful for the free bonus course at the end. Course is perfect for the aspiring couture dressmaker or for the individual without fashion design training.

Take the first steps towards customizing a dress form in preparation to drape. Learn how to take basic measurements and pad a dress form to mimic your body or your client's body. I teach you all of my techniques that I use in my atelier to prep a dress form before draping.

You'll learn the skills needed to increase the dimensions of a dress form and create a realistic shape.

A Free Bonus course is available at the end of the course on creating a custom muslin cover for your dress form which includes draping panels, sewing and adding a separating zipper!


Your Instructor


Patricia Samaniego
Patricia Samaniego

I’m Patricia Samaniego, an award winning evening wear couture designer and founder of the online Academy of Couture Dressmaking and Haute Fashion Studio. I have 20 years of dress design expertise and have been teaching since 2012. My passion for couture has given me the opportunity to create costumes for a show in Las Vegas to working in couture house in London, England sewing garments for members of the Royal family. Over the years I have continued to learn couture techniques that has given me recognition in the fashion industry. Through trial and error and plenty of books I was able to teach myself how to elevate my sewing skills to create couture gowns. I'm now able to share my expertise and the knowledge I've gained to teach the next generation of aspiring dressmakers!




Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.


Course Curriculum


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