Convert Bodice Sloper to Fitted Torso Sloper

Convert Bodice Sloper to Fitted Torso Sloper

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 great fitting result.

For this lesson we have provided free graded bodice slopers (U.S. sizes 2-16) for you to download, print out and cut out for your particular size. Use our Color Map download to help guide you with the cutting process. The UoF Global Size Chart will assist you in locating your size and size equivalent for the UK, Europe and Asia.

Module Description Step
1 Draft Prep 1-8
2 Torso Dart Planning 1-7
3 Trueing the Torso Side Seam & Darts 1-11
4 Transfer Torso Sloper to Muslin & Fitting 1-5
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MODULE 1 • Draft Prep

Step Description
1 For this lesson, you will need your Front Shoulder Dart Oaktag Bodice Sloper and your Back Shoulder Dart Oaktag Bodice Sloper.
2 Prepare a block of white unlined pattern paper measuring 22” (55.9cm) wide by 28” (71.1cm) long.
3 With the length side of the paper facing you, draw a line 1” (2.5cm) in from the edge of the paper.


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