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Introduction to Fashion Draping: Create Custom Womenswear

A course by Reagen Evans
Fashion Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2021
, Fashion Designer

Learn how to design and construct unique items of clothing from start to finish using the draping method

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  • 89% positive reviews (146)
  • 7294 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn how to design and construct unique items of clothing from start to finish using the draping method

  • 89% positive reviews (146)
  • 7294 students
  • 13 lessons (2h 35m)
  • 18 additional resources (3 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
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For designer Reagen Evans, fashion is about more than just making clothes to sell–it’s about creating each piece with a unique person in mind, and draping is an essential part of his method. He founded his own couture fashion house at just 22 years old and has dressed clients including The Duchess of Rutland.

In this course, Reagen teaches you the ins and outs of draping your clothing designs and how to transfer them into paper patterns. Learn to design and construct your own garment from scratch; starting with the outer layer before moving on to the lining and fastenings. Are you ready to create clothes people can’t wait to wear?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Preparation
  • U3
    U3. Draping and Construction
  • U4
    U4. Quality Finishes
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Begin the course by getting to know fashion designer Reagen Evans. He shares the creative journey that led him to start his own couture fashion house Bewde, along with the influences that inspire him. Discover what you can expect from the course.

Take a look at the tools and equipment needed, from fabric scissors to a sewing machine. Then learn how to choose the right fabric for your garment. Explore how to position your fabric on a mannequin to begin visualizing your design, and see how to snip it so it lays flat against the body.

Time to start the draping process. Begin by pinning the basic shape, before creating seams and other design details. Then, learn how to annotate your fabric to highlight the key components of your design. See how to take down your pinned and annotated draping from the mannequin, before transferring it into a paper pattern. Prepare and cut your final fabric, then sew your final designs, taking care to align your seams.

Discover how to plot and attach fastenings to your garment by hand. Then add a belt or trim to hide them. To finish the course, Reagen guides you through how to plot the linings and facings of your piece for a professional finish.

What is this course's project?

Design and construct the outer shell of a garment, translate it into a paper pattern, and bring it to life with a lining and fastenings.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for fashion enthusiasts with an interest in designing and making unique items of clothing using the draping method.

Requirements and materials

Previous knowledge of pattern cutting, sewing, and fashion design is recommended.

In terms of materials, you will need fabric scissors, a sewing machine, pins, tailor’s chalk, a mannequin, and other materials specified by the teacher in this course.


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Reagen Evans

A course by Reagen Evans

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Fashion Designer

Reagen Evans is a womenswear fashion designer from Shropshire, England. Growing up, he was always making things and was interested in fashion in particular from a young age. After graduating from school and working as a civil engineer, Reagen realized that engineering was not for him and decided to pursue his passion for fashion as a career. He founded Bewde, a couture fashion house specializing in contemporary womenswear, at just 22 years old.

Reagen’s designs combine art and fashion with the aim of making the women who wear his clothes feel confident. He has dressed clients including Emma Manners, the Duchess of Rutland, and he shares his designs with over 200K followers on Instagram.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2


    • Tools and Equipment
    • Choosing the Right Fabric
    • How to Position Your Drape
  • U3

    Draping and Construction

    • The Outer Shell
    • Markings
    • Taking Your Draping Down
    • Transfer of the Pattern
    • Cutting the Fabric
    • Construction
  • U4

    Quality Finishes

    • Back Fastenings
    • Plotting Linings and Facings
  • FP

    Final project

    • Introduction to Fashion Draping: Create Custom Womenswear

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Introduction to Fashion Draping: Create Custom Womenswear. Craft, and Fashion course by Reagen Evans Best seller

Introduction to Fashion Draping: Create Custom Womenswear

A course by Reagen Evans
Fashion Designer. London, United Kingdom.
Joined August 2021
  • 89% positive reviews (146)
  • 7294 students