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Behind the Scenes at Mood: Our Draped and Pinned Dressforms

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The newest draped and pinned dressforms on display at Mood Fabrics NYC.

Our customers love to ooh and ahh over Swatch, but you know what else at Mood NYC earns high marks? Our draped and pinned dressforms. Mood has had many talented in-house designers over the years, and our current designer/silk department team member is JC, a master of draping and pinning.

JC, who is studying fashion design at FIT, follows the same process as most designers do when they’re creating a garment or collection. Scroll down to see his process and more of his designs:

Like most designers, he starts by sketching

Like most designers, he starts by sketching

Then he pulls fabric swatches to go with his designs.

Then he pulls fabric swatches to go with his designs.

JC cuts, drapes and pins on the dressforms.

JC cuts, drapes and pins on the dressforms.

And then stunning original designs result, like this jacket made from silk/wool mikado...

And then stunning original designs result, like this jacket made from silk/wool mikado…

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…and this gold brocade gown…

...and this ruched dress of poly satin...

…and this ruched dress of poly satin…

...and this outfit of lace and textured organza.

…and this outfit of lace and textured organza.

JC makes it look so easy! Don’t you wish you could drape like this? Would you be interested in a draping seminar at Mood NYC? Let us know here…

21 Responses to “ Behind the Scenes at Mood: Our Draped and Pinned Dressforms ”

  1. Jenn

    I would LOVE a draping seminar!!!!!!

    643 days ago   |  
  2. Amy

    I want to live closer! What I wouldn’t give to take advantage of Mood classes!

    653 days ago   |  
  3. Ginger

    Oh, yay, I always love to pet and touch all the designs– so gorgeous! Great job, JC!

    656 days ago   |  
  4. Emily

    Yes!!! Please offer a draping session.

    662 days ago   |  
  5. Sabine

    I would love to come for a draping seminar. I live in upstate NY, and therefore Saturday would work best since I’m not sure I will be able to come during the week.
    It would be so exciting to learn about draping. Please have a seminar!

    664 days ago   |  
  6. Monique

    I would love to learn more about draping! Would also be good if the draped forms in store had a label saying what the fabric is.

    667 days ago   |  
  7. Louis garcia

    You need to have a class in LA!! Be there for sure!

    667 days ago   |  
  8. Wanett

    I LOVE to see the draped designs at Mood! I would love to take a class and can recommend an excellent teacher Sharon Butler! http://sharonbutlercouture.com/

    667 days ago   |  
  9. New York Sewer

    I don’t see how draping could be taught in a two hour lecture. Perhaps you’re thinking of something more extensive. There are decent free classes online. One is offered by the University of Poitiers. It’s in French but would be understandable to a non-French speaker.

    668 days ago   |  
    • Jennifer

      Yes!!:)

      668 days ago   |  
    • Anne

      I agree, do you have the link to the classes from the uni of Poitiers?

      667 days ago   |  
  10. amy mayer

    Breathtaking!!!

    668 days ago   |  
  11. allene

    LA store also!

    668 days ago   |  
  12. Barbara Stone

    Beautiful! thanks for the inspiration!

    668 days ago   |  
  13. Jackie K

    Yes I would love to attend a draping seminar at Mood!!!

    668 days ago   |  
  14. oonaballoona

    yes, yes, yes! re: draping seminar, and JC’s creations. i was ogling those yesterday!

    668 days ago   |  
  15. Caroline

    I’ve always wondered about the draped forms. Does he ever complete the transformation into a complete garment? Does he actually cut the fabric or is he working off of rectangular lengths? They are beautiful!

    668 days ago   |  
    • Meg at Mood

      Caroline, JC does cut the fabric. He’s in fashion school now so I’m pretty sure some of his draped designs do get sewn up and completed eventually.

      668 days ago   |  
  16. Daniela Vlad

    yes! please sign me up i want to attend his seminar.

    668 days ago   |  
  17. PATRICE BARBER

    I think a draping class at Mood would be great however, I live in Chicago. What would really be great is if you offered an online draping class. Count me in for that one!!!!

    668 days ago   |  
  18. Amy N

    Yes yes yes! Such beautiful designs. A draping seminar would be amazing. Count me in!

    668 days ago   |