Drafting Custom Sloper Patterns - Private Lessons

Private Lesson: Slopers


Private lessons for learning to make your own custom sloper pattern.

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Slopers are the basic building block for all patterns.  For commercial patterns, a sloper is based on typical/average/ideal body shapes.  For indie patterns, the slope is probably based off the designers body shape. In this sloper private lesson we will help you develop a sloper pattern based on your specific body measurements; and that sloper can be used to draft an endless number of patterns at home, or modify commercial patterns and achieve a more customized fit. A bodice sloper details the length, width, and shape of your torso, as well as the bust points and the length of bust darts. You can a bodice sloper with a skirt sloper to make a dress. A pants sloper takes alllll the guess work out of creating a great fitting pair of pants. If you have never made a sloper before, we recommend starting with a bodice sloper, then a skirt, and finally pants.

Cost:$300 covers a 4-hour private lesson. Most students can finish a bodice sloper within a 4-hour lesson. Your 4-hour session can be booked all at once or broken up into two 2-hour sessions. Additional time can be purchased if needed. Private sewing lessons are booked in 2+ hour blocks at a rate of $75/hour.

Prework: none.

Scheduling: please email us to compare calendars and availability, [email protected]

Instructor is generally available on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday after 6pm as well as some weekends before lunch.  Please email us at [email protected] to compare calendars and specific date/time availability.

Required Supplies

  • Sewing machine
  • Thread and basic sewing kit

Other Supplies: note, these will vary based on your goals.

  • Pattern Paper 3 – 4 yards
  • 3 – 4 yards of muslin
  • Clear Ruler
  • French Curve (optional, we have one at the studio that you may borrow)
  • Tailoring Measuring Tape
  • Hip Curve (optional, we have one at the studio that you may borrow)
  • Mechanical pencil
  • Eraser
  • Paper for taking notes