Pattern making: Bodice Sloper- 4 week series




What is a sloper? Slopers are the building blocks to make your own patterns. Having a sloper based on your measurements is a tool that you can use for fitting any pattern. You can also use a sloper to make changes to existing patterns. Sounds like an amazing tool…right!!

In this class you will learn how to draft a Bodice Sloper based on your body measurements.  Class 1 will be dedicated to working with a partner, learning how to properly take measurements, and taking all the measurements required. Class 2 we will start drafting our Sloper. Class 3 we will finish drafting, copy a version with seam allowance, and another version with ease. Class 4 we will sew our bodice out of muslin and do any adjustments needed.

Materials: 2 yards of cotton muslin fabric, 2 yards of tracing paper, fabric tape measure, pencil (mechanical recommended), color pencils, 2 x 18 clear ruler,  matte clear scotch tape, and ¼ white artist tape (for marking the body with guidelines for consistent measurements), bring a fitted tank top and shorts (in order to take proper measurements you need very little clothing)

Skill Level: Intermediate

Prerequisites: Sewing 101, Serger 101, or entire Sewing Skills series. Must be comfortable using a rotary cutter and have previously completed a multi-piece commercial pattern project.

Sessions: This class meets on Wednesday, October 30, November 6, 13, and 20, 2019 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm.

Handcraft Workshop provides sewing machines and general sewing and cutting tools. We will email you a supply list prior to the start of class. You are responsible for purchasing the fabric, thread and supplies for class. We do not provide or sell fabric, thread or notions. Please be sure to bring all of your materials and supplies to class.