Thursday, April 21, 2011

TheSloperLady: Sew, What IS a Sloper?

TheSloperLady: Sew, What IS a Sloper?

Exactly what is a sloper?

RE: SLOPER Ask TheSloperLady Tip 1507-0301
A sloper is a very basic apparel pattern without style lines or seam allowances that can be used at the beginning or repeatedly throughout the evolution of a style. When they are drafted to specific measurements they are personal aka custom slopers that can be used as patternmaking templates for drafting new patterns or altering other patterns to fit.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Sew, What IS a Sloper?

A sloper is:
- A basic apparel sewing pattern without any style lines, seam allowances or other details
Think of it as a combination of patternmaking blocks
- Slopers are used at the beginning of, or repeatedly throughout the evolution of a style.
Plain, basic slopers are most unappealing patterns. It's WHAT YOU DO WITH THEM that matters.

Q: WHY should you want a sloper?
A: Because they make the best patternmaking tools.

Once you create a sloper, it will fit anyone who has the same measurements as you. You can use basic slopers to make some very basic clothes.
But, if you fit your sloper to look attractive and feel comfortable on your unique figure, you will have
1) The best personal patternmaking template for making new personal patterns
2) The best fitting tool for altering other patterns to fit

The next post will deal with how to create a unique sloper for your unique figure.