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Straight Skirt Sloper

This lesson will teach you how to drape a straight skirt, which can made out of fashion fabric and is also used in pattern making as a straight skirt sloper. This lesson begins by demonstrating how to measure the dress form to prepare your muslin blocks. We will teach you how to block, press and add… Continue reading

Fitted Torso Sloper

This lesson will teach you how to drape a fitted torso, a silhouette that is shaped at the waist and ends at the hip. In this lesson, you will learn all of the fundamental pre-draping procedures including: measuring the dress form to prepare your muslin blocks, measuring, tearing, blocking and pressing your muslin pieces and… Continue reading

Drafting a Panty (Panties) Sloper

Learn how to draft a full-brief panty sloper and pattern using the sloper that you created in our One-piece Bodysuit/Swimsuit draping lesson. We will teach you about different types of panty shapes including briefs, hipsters and thongs and how to create the crotch panel on a panty. If you haven't draped a bodysuit/swimsuit sloper, for… Continue reading

Draping A Child’s Bodice Sloper

This is your introduction to childrenswear using a child’s dress/pant form, also known as a child's full form. Once you have downloaded our Children’s Armhole Depth Chart and our Child Bodice Sloper Measurement Form, you are ready to learn how to drape a boy and girl basic bodice sloper. This sloper is the foundation for… Continue reading

Drafting a Child’s Torso Sloper

This lesson will teach you how to draft a child’s torso sloper, from your child bodice sloper. The torso sloper will be the foundation for many of your childrenswear designs. You can use your own draped child bodice sloper or download and print out the desired size sloper that we have provided with this lesson.… Continue reading

Drafting a Child’s Sleeve Sloper

This lesson will teach you how to draft a child sleeve sloper from scratch, using our downloadable Child Sleeve Measurement Chart. Once you have drafted your sleeve sloper, you will be able to create a variety of interesting sleeve designs.  

One-Piece Bodysuit – Swimsuit Sloper

Learn how to drape a one-piece bodysuit/swimwear sloper in a 4-way cotton/Lycra knit jersey. We will teach you will how to true the pattern and then how to transfer it to paper and then to oaktag. This sloper is your foundation for creating many bodysuit and swimsuit designs and is the basis for our lesson… Continue reading

Transfer Suit Sleeve to Oaktag Sloper

This lesson teaches you how to transfer your suit sleeve pattern to an oaktag sloper. You will learn the proper technique of how to trace and true the suit sleeve sloper and then how to cut it out of oaktag paper. You will be able to use this sloper to create many different kinds of suit sleeve… Continue reading

Convert Torso Sloper to Stable Knit Torso Sloper

This lesson is the third in our 7-part knit series that began with Intro to Knits and Knit Fabric Principles. In this lesson, you will learn how to take your Fitted Torso Sloper, with a front and back shoulder dart, and convert it to a Stable Knit Torso Sloper. A Stable Knit sloper is the… Continue reading

Knit Stretch Reductions: Torso Slopers

This lesson is the fourth in our knit series that began with Intro to Knit Fabrics, Knit Fabric Principles and how to Convert a Fitted Torso Sloper To a Stable Knit Torso Sloper. In this lesson, we will teach you how to create your own library of torso knit slopers for each of the different… Continue reading