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Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper

with Suzy Furrer
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 Patternmarking 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 put them to use as you find out how to make a bodice 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.

Sign up for both of our basic patternmaking classes and save $50, or 36%.

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Lesson plan


Lesson 1. Meet Suzy Furrer

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


Lesson 2. Measuring for Moulage


Lesson 3. Calculating & Setting Up the Moulage


Lesson 4. Drafting the Front Moulage


Lesson 5. Drafting the Back Moulage


Lesson 6. Tracing, Cutting & Sewing


Lesson 7. Fitting & Troubleshooting


Lesson 8. Drafting the Bodice Sloper


Lesson 9. Truing the Sloper


Lesson 10. Transferring the Sloper to Tag


Lesson 11. Bodice Sloper Design Options

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