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Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper

with Suzy Furrer
Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper
Accelerate your fashion design evolution. Create a moulage and use it to make a custom-fit bodice sloper — the foundation for personalized patternmaking.

Take your fashion design education to the next level in this follow-up to Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper. With Apparel Arts founder Suzy Furrer, you'll create a moulage, or a precise fabric blueprint of the upper body. Learn to draft both your front and back moulage based on accurate measurements, cut your muslin and assemble it. Then you'll go step-by-step through refining the fit. With your moulage patterns perfectly customized, you'll use them to make a finished sloper, complete with wearing ease. Suzy will even discuss design options that can be created from your bodice sloper, and how to transform your woven sloper into a knit sloper.

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Lesson plan

4:17

Lesson 1. Meet Suzy Furrer

  • Suzy Furrer shares her patternmaking background and explains the moulage and sloper you'll be making.

24:16

Lesson 2. Measuring for Moulage

24:49

Lesson 3. Calculating & Setting Up the Moulage

44:35

Lesson 4. Drafting the Front Moulage

40:45

Lesson 5. Drafting the Back Moulage

29:17

Lesson 6. Tracing, Cutting & Sewing

28:45

Lesson 7. Fitting & Troubleshooting

25:48

Lesson 8. Drafting the Bodice Sloper

26:34

Lesson 9. Truing the Sloper

19:34

Lesson 10. Transferring the Sloper to Tag

37:17

Lesson 11. Bodice Sloper Design Options

"I've got too many pattern drafting books to count, but few of them explain the process nearly as clearly as Suzy does! For me, a Craftsy aficionado and an engineer, Suzy has taken pattern drafting from magic to logic!!"
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