Slopers are the perfect starting point for designing and making your own sewing patterns and garments.
Slopers are in essence the basic template for the pattern making process, and they are used to establish the fit of the body. So when you have a perfectly fitting sloper to your body, you’ll have a perfectly fitting garment!
The best way to develop your own set of slopers is to actually take multiple measurements from your body and draft them suited to you using 2-dimential paper and the addition of carefully calculated and placed lines. These lines will create the outer shape and darts that will make your sloper fitted exactly to you.
Through this 6 week long course Amber, Editor of Stitch magazine will guide you through the entire detailed process of developing a sloper library consisting of a bodice and sleeve, skirt, pants, dress, and knit sloper. Then to top it all off in the end you’ll get to see how these slopers transform into stylized sewing patterns that you will want to sew and wear (and they’ll fit you too!). This course will house video instruction of every single measuring and drafting step to help you along the way, and to aid your drafting process you can print off multiple handouts to have with you at the drawing table.
Amber will be able to answer any question you have throughout the course as she has much experience with slopers and developing them for both herself and others.
Knowing this information can also help you learn your body and address fitting issues that you may have with commercial sewing patterns and even clothes that you buy. So come join Meg through this extensive process and learn first hand how to develop and draft your own personal sloper library.
With these slopers in your sewing studio you’ll be more than well equipped for when you have a design idea and want to execute it quickly and efficiently!
Course Level: This course is for anyone beginner through advanced in pattern drafting.
What You’ll Learn
- How to take accurate measurements on your body through video demonstration
- Developing your bodice and corresponding sleeve sloper from your body measurements
- How to draft a skirt sloper
- Drafting your own pant sloper
- Transforming your bodice and skirt sloper into a dress sloper
- Making your new dress sloper into a torso knit sloper foundation with sleeve
- Techniques for stylizing your sloper patterns
- How to effectively store your slopers in your studio and how to use them
Who Should Attend
- Anyone interested in creating a set of basic body patterns fitting to their body measurements
- Sewers who in the past have had trouble fitting into “one” size pattern due to fitting issues
- Designers looking for a template to develop garment styles on
What It Will Cost
If you are serious about garment sewing and want to take it to the next level, please look into learning how to draft your own personal sloper.
Let me know if you have questions on the blog!