Convert Torso Sloper to Stable Knit Torso Sloper

Convert Torso Sloper to Stable Knit Torso Sloper

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 basic knit block for knit fabrics with one-way stretch. We will teach you how to eliminate the front and back darts and then how to make other modifications, so that you will be able to use this sloper as the foundation for all of your stable knit designs. This sloper becomes the basic block for our series on how to create other torso slopers based on the amount of fabric stretch.

The slopers needed for this lesson can be found and drafted in our Pattern making lesson: Drafting a Shoulder Dart Bodice Sloper from Measurements or in our Draping Lesson: Bodice Sloper, Or, you can download and print our free Women’s Bodice Slopers included in our lesson: Pivoting a Bodice Shoulder Dart to a Side Bust Dart. The bodice sloper is then converted to a fitted torso sloper in our Pattern making lesson: Convert Bodice Sloper to Fitted Torso Sloper.

Lesson downloads

Module Description Step
1 Repositioning Front Shoulder Dart to Side Seam 1-14
2 Repositioning & Eliminating Back Shoulder Dart 1-8
3 Convert Front Sloper to Stable Knit Sloper 1-9
4 Convert Back Sloper to Stable Knit Sloper 1-6
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MODULE 1 • Repositioning Front Shoulder Dart to Side Seam

Step Description
1 We will begin this lesson, by preparing four pieces of white unlined pattern paper and two pieces of oaktag paper measuring 28” (71.1cm) long by 14” (35.6cm) wide.
2 You will also need your Front and Back oaktag torso sloper with shoulder darts.
3 Once you have drawn a center front line at 2” (5.1cm) from the bottom edge across the width of the paper, you will square two lines off center front, one that aligns to your front torso sloper’s bust line and the other aligning with the torso’s waistline.

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