Straight Skirt Sloper

Straight Skirt Sloper

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 the necessary balance guidelines to your blocks in preparation for draping.

While learning how to drape a straight skirt you will be introduced to the concept of waist darts and their relationship to the hip. Once you finished draping the skirt we will teach you how to mark the 3D pattern and then how to transfer the drape to the table where you will learn how to use your tools for trueing the pattern.

This foundation skirt lesson will be a great jumping off point for your imagination by adding a slit, making it a maxi or mini or anything that your creative heart desires.

Once you have mastered this lesson, move on to our other skirt lessons like the Flare Skirt or our Yoke Dirndl Skirt lesson.

Module Description Step
1 Preparing the Dress Form & Muslin Blocks 1-6
2 Marking Blocks 1-7
3 Draping Skirt 1-9
4 Marking Skirt 1-5
5 Trueing Skirt 1-17
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Step Description
1 On your dress form, measure down 7” (17.8cm) from the middle of waist tape. This is your hip level. Position your style tape all the way around to the back, making sure the hip level is level to the floor.
2 To find the length for both your front and back muslin blocks, measure down from the waist to the desired skirt length. Add 4” (10.2cm) and record that measurement.
3 To find the width of your front block, you will need to find the widest part of your dress form’s hip, which may be at the hipline or slightly below. Add 3” (7.6cm) and record that measurement. You will do the same for the back.


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