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Valerie H. Mayse
DRAMA 417
Seattle Campus

Stage Costume Patterning and Construction

Techniques of costume construction, including study of fabrics; emphasis on creating patterns by draping. Recommended: DRAMA 211; DRAMA 416.

Class description

The class centers on the underlying principles of making patterns for costumes and other one-of-a-kind garments, using several styles of draping (working directly on the dress form), and also some study of the qualities of various fabrics.

Student learning goals

Our goal is to develop confidence in making your own sewing patterns.

General method of instruction

There is some lecture, but this is mostly a hands-on class.

Recommended preparation

Practice sewing!

Class assignments and grading

There will be four or five patterns to be made and mocked up.

Grading is based on neatness, thoroughness, and design.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Susan L Bruns
Date: 03/29/2010