The Draping Class

the draping class

(2016 classes have not yet been determined.  We will update as soon as possible, below is information for 2015.)

The Draping Class

Join Susan Khalje and her Paris-based colleague Julien Cristofoli, for classes in the classic French method of draping—the moulage.

Each class will begin with the application of woven tapes (le bolduc) to the dress form—these tapes act as reference points to the lines that are drawn on muslin. Temporary design lines are then applied to the dress form, and the draping process begins. It is a fascinating and effective approach, and Julien is a master of it.

This is a unique opportunity—a chance to learn the authentic French art of the moulage, beautifully rendered and expertly taught by Julien Cristofoli. Please join us this spring for a wonderful learning experience.

2015 Schedule

Susan Khalje Couture is thrilled to announce the return of master draping teacher Julien Cristofoli, of Paris. Three sessions will be held in Baltimore in the spring. Each is limited to 12 participants, and Susan Khalje also be on hand to assist M. Cristofoli.

Session 1: Tops & Skirts I

April 22–25

Session 2: Dresses

April 26–30

Session 3: Tops & Skirts II

May 2–5

Session 4: Dresses

May 6–10


The cost of the 2015 Draping Classes is $1,000 for the 4-day course and $1,200 for the 5-day course. An initial deposit of $200 is required and the final balance is due 30 days before the start of the class.

Each student must bring a dressform (dressforms may be shipped to the studio in advance; specifics will be sent out in advance of the class). Supply lists, suggested sources for dressforms, and hotel information will be sent out well in advance of the class.

Cancellation Policy

In the event that you must cancel, a full refund, less a $50 processing fee, will be returned to you provided we receive your refund request in writing 30 days before the beginning of the class for which you have registered. Note: In most cases, you may transfer to another session at no additional cost, provided space is available. In the event that Susan Khalje must cancel, a full refund will be sent to you.

For additional information, or if you have any questions, please email Susan Khalje.