The first part of our new Online Draping Workshop with Zoom is dedicated to CREATING JACKETS.

May 30, 2020
In part one I will teach how to redesign a straight cut jacket into a feminine fitted soul-piece jacket. You can use a men jacket, men shirt or military jacket/shirt as base for this transformation. This is an upcycling project and your original jacket should be big enough to rework it into a smaller fitted piece.

June 13, 2020
In part two we will start to create a jacket out of recycled garments or fabric pieces. This could be old textiles with embroidery, pants, denims, shirts or any other material you want to change into a jacket. This is a more free and wild draping project, and the new piece probably will be something very individual and asymmetrical.

June 27, 2020
In part 3 we will create a sleeve pattern for our jacket. I will teach you in constructing and draping a sleeve pattern with a perfect fit in an easy way from scratch for the jacket we did in Part 2.

I will share my complete knowledge about the process of Draping and Upcycling in this classes as well as the three-dimensional pattern making (Japanese Draping) in combination with Upcycling from an existent pattern. The workshop language will be English. We will go deeper and deeper every time and my focus is, to bring you to your own expression and to your full creative potential in this class.

By working with Upcycling, I will always start the class with a draping demonstration. This is meant to be as inspiration for you, not as an one by one instruction. After the demonstration you will have time to work on your own piece. I will “go around” and assist everybody in the own process.

The number of participants is limited.

The workshop will start at 5pm and end at 9pm (Berlin CET).

Time Zones:
CET (Berlin) 5pm
GMT (London) 4pm
EDT (Eastern) 11am
CDT (Central) 10am
MDT (Mountain) 9am
PDT (Pacific) 8am

Saturday, May 30, 2020
Saturday, June 13, 2020
Saturday, June 27, 2020

Registration is possible from now on by writing me an email including the workshop dates you would like to participate:

Each workshop day is 150€. By booking all three parts the fee is 400€.
Your place is reserved by paying the workshop fee. Please just write your name, your email address and the workshop date as reference.

PayPal payments:
or PayPal account:

Payments with wire transfer:
GLS Gemeinschaftsbank eG, 44774 Bochum
Account Number: 1129 0197 00, Routing Number: 430 609 67
IBAN: DE22430609671129019700, BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Account holder: Christine Mayer, Address: Limastrasse 38, 14163 Berlin

What you need for participating:
Tailors Dress form (draping mannequin)
Fabric scissors
Measurement tape
Material for Upcycling:
Part 1: Men jacket, big jacket, men shirt, army jacket (without lining and it should have an easy straight cut)
Part 2: different fabric pieces you love or garments for upcycling (could be pants, shirts, old jackets etc.)
Part 3: little more than 1 yard Muslin/Calico for the sleeve pattern

It would be lovely to be connected in the virtual creative space.


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