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Learning to draw fashion illustrations...

Copy of a Catherine Malandrino sketchPractising draping detailsSketch of our teacher's 80's dress!Still having fun at college, thanks for asking...

Here's some drawings I've done in our fashion illustration classes. 

Try copying drawings that you like.

Or work from real life garments. 

Practice, practice, practice!

By the way, when I was a kid, I couldn't draw to save my life.  Just ask Christina, a friend in grade 6 that I had to borrow a drawing from, for show and tell time! But I do believe it's like reading and writing, you can learn to do it.  Betty Edwards' book Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is a fabulous book for those who want to learn to draw.