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How to Make Custom-Fit Slopers
by Don McCunn

Volume 1 – Draping the Skirt Sloper

Cover for How to Make Custom-Fit Slopers: Volume 1 - Draping the Skirt Sloper
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  • Measurements
  • The Initial Pattern
  • Creating a Fitting Shell

Skirts hang from the waist-to-hip region. The shape of this region can be used to develop patterns for pants and dress forms (aka body doubles) for men as well as women, so it is also referred to as the Lower Torso Sloper. This e-Book shows you how to measure and create the initial paper pattern called a Sloper.

During this process, you are determining then recording the overall size of the body. But each body is unique. So Volume 1's paper pattern must be cut from fabric then fitted on the body, Volume 2 – Fitting the Skirt Sloper. By using gingham for the fitting shell, you can match the fabric's grain to the body's contours to optimize the fit.


The YouTube videos below were prepared for my online patternmaking classes. They are now available in this Interactive e-Book and represent the other videos you will find in Volume 1.

An Introduction to the Skirt Sloper

A Drafting Demonstration

To see all the videos available in this e-Book, click the link below.
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