Start designing garments that complement your style and body type.



Discover how to transform flat pieces of cloth into fashions from your imagination. You'll also develop the patternmaking expertise to turn draped designs into patterns to use and modify over and over.

You’ll discover what you need to prepare for draping:
  • What to look for in a dress form

  • How to choose a form that’s close to your measurements

  • A list of the materials and tools you need to start draping

After completing this course, you’ll be confident in your ability to:
  • Prepare muslin blocks to drape garment sections

  • Drape a custom bodice

  • Drape a straight skirt

Everyone wants clothing to fit well, and draping creates custom designs. You’ll learn to:
  • Use your muslin drapes to create patterns

  • Have the skills to drape proportioned, balanced, and well-fitting garments

  • Modify patterns for different styles of shirts and skirts

Meet the Instructor

ChaCha N. Hudson is an international fashion designer, philanthropist, motivator, and educator. She is also a professor of fashion design, teaching courses in fashion product development, including apparel construction, patternmaking, draping, and lectures focusing on entrepreneurship in fashion and design inclusivity. ChaCha's research focuses on business innovation in fashion and improving apparel fit for plus-size consumers. She believes in elevation through collaborations and is on a mission to uplift communities through art and education.