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Drafting a Dart-less Torso Sloper & Sleeve

In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a dart-less torso sloper and sleeve, using your front waist dart bodice block and your shoulder dart back bodice block. This sloper will be used as the foundation for any of your designs that call for a boxy silhouette, or whenever you are looking to eliminate… Continue reading

Drafting a Men’s Set-in Sleeve Sloper

In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a men’s set-in sleeve sloper. This sloper is drafted from body m and will be the foundation of more complex sleeve variations to come.            

Straight Sleeve Sloper

This beginner lesson teaches you how to draft a straight sleeve from scratch using our sleeve measurement chart to find the correct measurements for your individual size. Using our easy step-by-step method, you will learn how to draft a straight sleeve utilizing key points on the body. We will also teach you how to use your… Continue reading

Drafting a Side Bust Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements

Let us teach you how to draft a basic side bust dart bodice sloper from measurements. We will extract the measurements from a dress form, but you could also use body measurements. The side bust dart sloper will be the foundation for many of your designs and is an absolute must-have in your library of… Continue reading

Drafting a Shoulder Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements

In this lesson, you will learn how to draft a tight-fitting block, known as a ‘moulage’ or mold, from actual body measurements. You will also learn how to add ease to convert the moulage to a sleeveless bodice sloper or for use with a sleeve. These slopers will become the foundation for many of your… Continue reading

Basic Pant Sloper

Learn how to draft a basic pant sloper from scratch. Start by downloading our easy to follow our Pant Measurement Chart, the Plot Sheet pages 1 and 2 and the Fractions to Decimals Sheet. And, although we are using a pant form to extract the necessary measurements for drafting the pant, you could easily use… Continue reading

Draft Straight Skirt Sloper

Once you have downloaded our Straight Skirt Measurement Form, you are ready to begin the skirt draft. In this lesson, you will learn how to measure and extract key measurements for drafting the skirt. You will also learn about dart placement so that you end up with a skirt block foundation that will become the… Continue reading

Convert Bodice Sloper to Fitted Torso Sloper

This lesson will teach you how to convert your bodice sloper to a torso sloper. A torso sloper, also known as a block, is the basic foundation for your blouse, dress and jacket designs. It is a 'must-have' item in your collection of blocks. Our method is fast and easy and designed to produce a… Continue reading

Fitted Sleeve From Straight Sleeve Sloper

In this beginner lesson, you will learn how to convert your straight sleeve sloper into a fitted sleeve sloper. We will teach you the technique of how to 'slash and spread' the sleeve to form an elbow dart, so that you can use this sleeve when your design calls for a sleeve fitted at the elbow. This… Continue reading

Bodice Sloper

This lesson will teach you how to drape the basic bodice. This introductory lesson would be the first draping lesson that you would complete if you were studying at a fashion college. This lesson incorporates all of the fundamental pre-draping procedures, including measuring the dress form to prepare your muslin blocks, measuring, tearing, blocking and… Continue reading