Previous Screen  Go to Home Page  Go to "Overview, Step 2"

An Introduction to Pattern Design
by Don McCunn

Overview of the Process
Step One

 Bottle Model    Apron Sloper    Cardboard Bottle
A Bottle as
a Model
  Create an Apron Sloper Pattern
by Drafting or Draping
  Or, make a bottle
from cardboard

Start by taking a bottle and indicating reference lines that emulate the waist, hip, and knee of a person. Add vertical lines for the Side Seams and Center Front line. Then create an Apron Sloper either by drafting a pattern or draping fabric.

If you don't have an appropriate bottle, instructions are included for making a bottle out of cardboard that you can then use with the Apron Sloper pattern included in the eBook.

Copyright © 2008 by Donald H. McCunn