Become in control of what you choose to make, get rid of all fitting frustrations, and become a better dressmaker
-- "'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:
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 I'll be teaching it in this Masterclass.
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 --a 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!
For each module, you'll get a detailed video on how to drape them, and how to transfer them to patterns.
Taping & Measuring Your Dress Form
Basic Bodice with 1 Dart
Basic Bodice with 2 Darts
Attaching Bodice & Skirt, Turning
into a Dress Sloper
Center Front Dart
Multiple Darts Bodice
Classic Princess Bodice
Armhole Princess Bodice
Curved French Dart
Full Torso Princess Bodice
Very Close Fitting Jersey Sloper
Introduction to Geometric Cutting
Cutting the Geometric Shapes
Sewing the Geometric Shapes
Draping & Fitting the Geom. Shapes
BONUS: Removable Dress Form Padding Course
Unconventional Geometric Cutting
Three T-Shirt Jerseys
Geometrical Odd Shapes Dress Ideas
Cutting, Sewing & Fitting Geometrical Odd Shape Tops and Dresses
Controlled Flare Skirt
Princess Line Skirt
180-Degree Fold Creative Draping Skirt
BONUS: Blush Bridal Gown Project
Introduction & Preparation
Draping the Corset
First Fitting with Draped Pieces
Truing the Corset Pattern
Cutting Corset Fabric Lining & Interfacing
Sewing the Corset
Bonings and Bust Cups
Finishing the Corset
Creative Draping on a Constructed Base
Introduction, Taping and Measurements for Sleeve Pattern
Fitting Sleeve Sloper #1
Basic Sleeve Sloper Patternmaking
Puffed Cap Sleeve
Peter Pan Collar
Off Shoulder / Bardot Sleeve
What Type of Silhouettes
Final Dress Project
BONUS: Vionnet-Inspired Gown Project
In this bonus course, we'll be making the Ultimate Removable Dress Form Padding Cover to match your body shape!
I'll go over every detail of measuring yourself, or your clients, and modifying your dress form to fit.
Along with the basics of padding up for bigger sizes, I'll also go over more tricky modifications of dress form, like elongating the torso, or shortening it, etc.
Did you want to keep access to the Workshop videos? No problem!
With the Masterclass, you'll get access to all DCM Dressmaking Workshop materials!
This will include Workshop Sessions, Extended Demos, all Live Q&A Session Recordings, and printable PDFs.
Draping Society is our online dressmaking club, a place that we're making new dresses together as a community throughout the year, and support each other in the process.
For each project, we cover Draping, Patternmaking, Sewing, and Finishing the dresses in detail.
With your Membership, you get:
- Exclusive Dressmaking Project Courses
- Private Discussion Forums & Supportive Community
- Weekly Members-Only Live Q&A Sessions
After you master the foundations, I know you'll want to take your skills up by another level, and tackle even more complicated gowns.
Because of this, I decided to add a few special "next-level" bonuses to the course.
When you sign up to the Masterclass, you'll get my 'Blush Bridal Gown' course as bonus.
It's an in-depth course that starts with how I designed the gown with tulles, and goes into detail explaining the construction, patternmaking, and sewing process.
Along with that course, I'll record a special session on creating a bridal corset. This will add on top of the Blush Bridal Gown course, so you can choose to construct with or without a corset.
It will be a great module on corset-construction under your dresses & gowns.
Second bonus, and the one I'm most excited about, is a full course on how to create my Madeleine Vionnet inspired gown.
It is a gown that is draped fully on bias cut pieces.
It is one of my favorite dresses, also loved by my customers.
Check our Masterclass Graduates' Testimonials to see their results with this Bonus Gown Course!
And I teach the fine art of Dressmaking.
I've been sewing and making dresses for over 20 years.
Besides building a high-end bridal brand, and getting published in magazines such as Vogue, Brides, Martha Stewart, and many others, I've also helped hundreds of sewists gain confidence in making dresses that fit perfectly.
My work has been featured in:
Yes, this Masterclass assumes you know how to sew.
You'll learn how to construct a lot of garments, and convert them into patterns.
But you'll have to know how to sew them together.
Yes. We'll start with basic draping techniques, and build on top of that.
So you'll need a pinnable dress form (mannequin) to work with.
This is a Masterclass Subscription.
So you'll have access to all videos as long as you remain a subscription member.
Yes, check above to see the bonuses that come with the Masterclass.
We prepared some amazing next-level bonuses, that are exclusive to this course.
You can watch the course videos from anywhere, on any device.
As the courses are on-demand, you can watch them on your own time, whenever you are free.
You'll get access to the private Draping Society Facebook group, where Neda & other members answer questions & help each other.
We'll also have Weekly Live Q&A Sessions for longer questions, and for questions that require a demo.
We offer a 30-day money back guarantee.
So if you change your mind, or don't think the course is a right fit for you, then we'll refund your investment %100.
No hassles, no hard feelings.