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Whenever someone joins in my course, it is common to ask the question of how to enjoy and study in the best way?

We know that there are a variety of methodologies applied to learning and I tend to use some when preparing my materials, as we need different stimuli and experiences to reinforce what is being learned.

So the tip I always give you to succeed in your studies and learn the technique in the best way is to separate one or two days a week to study one module at a time.

Of course, if you want and manage to do the modules intensively, there is no problem, but for a better assimilation of the content it is good that you can dedicate yourself little by little, doing all the exercises with the maximum attention.

For starters, it's also nice to talk about how to attend classes. I have a habit of watching videos and taking notes and after that, I make the screens based on my notes and personal observations. This makes me reinforce learning. The moment I am in front of the mannequin and I do it following my own script, it makes me understand exactly why each movement of the fabric is made.

Another important process is error. People are usually frustrated when they make mistakes or take a long time to find the solution, but know that that famous expression "it is by making mistakes that you learn", makes a lot of sense in draping studies. By cutting a fabric the "wrong" way, you record that experience and will hardly make the same mistake again.

Continuing, I also always indicate that at the end of each exercise you remove the screen from the dummy,

observe the screen, carefully analyze each line that was formed in the mold and then redo the lines with the help of the rulers. This exercise will help you to understand the shapes of the body and the lines used in the modeling and also the correct way to position the ruler, as you only need to position the ruler on the already made line, which in this case is already an anatomical line, of the body itself .

This is all a learning exercise and the more you practice, the faster you will understand the draping technique and soon you will be able to make all your clothes using this technique.

Another tip I give is to make all the markings and identifications on the screen. Sometimes you can forget to mark the Center of the Front or the Center of the Back, then make this mark on the table, at the time of planning, but it is always important to identify the pattern.

It is also important to put an identification tag. This label must contain information for the identification of this pattern, such as: the day you made it, the size of your dummy, the information if you used alteration in the dummy or not, because you can make some screen using the bourrage technique, for example.


So it is important to put all the details described in the mold. It is also interesting that you adopt a folder for studies, so you can take a folder with plastics and put all the scripts and exercises.

For example, in the blouse class with the fundamental pence, you will make this pattern and after saving the canvas, the script and the planning of this blouse.

It is very important that you do this study and save it so that you can refer to these materials later. The course is available for a while, but this material will be available to you for a lifetime and it's interesting that you have this record, right?

Good studies!


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