Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper

with Suzy Furrer

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Accelerate your fashion design evolution. Create a moulage and use it to make a custom-fit bodice sloper — the foundation for personalized patternmaking. Read More…

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(42 reviews)

rated 5 stars


rated 5 stars

Great Fitting Custom Patterns

Suzy's instructions are "spot on". I am so enamored with the fit of the muslin and it was actually simple to do. Watching the video made it very easy to create a sloper that can be used for any bodice pattern. I ordered Suzy's book while I was taking the class so that I would be able to create custom patterns for anything I want to design and sew. Having the Craftsy video classes and the book is definitely the way to go

Candi Cramer
rated 5 stars

Excellant teaching style and packed with construction tips!

I love Suzy's teaching style. She explains why to do or not to do in teaching flat pattern making, as well as many helpful sewing construction tips. I truly love the classes I have purchased- Bodice Sloper, Skirt Sloper, Creative Darts and Seams, and Creative Necklines. These classes will get me started until I purchase Sleeve and Creative Necklines. I am eagerly awaiting more pattern making classes to become available on Craftsy from Suzy. Thank you to Craftsy and Suzy Furrer! Happy customer!

rated 5 stars

Clear, packed with information

This class was what I've been looking for. Suzy clearly explains the hows and whys of building a moulage and sloper. She paced it perfectly - explained what needed to be explained, and every word was precise. I replayed each chapter several times, taking notes. I was shocked to find that my moulage was almost perfect on the first try.
This was much easier to follow than reading a book.
I plan to take most, if not all, of Suzy's other classes.

rated 5 stars


I had never done any patternmaking until I took Suzy's Bodice Sloper class and now I feel like I can design anything from shirts to vests and all sorts of tops, both woven and knits.

I have found the pacing of these classes perfect in terms of the way Suzy covers new material and incorporates things we've already learned. Suzy is an excellent teacher and a pleasure to listen to for hours on end. She consistently explained the class content in a clear and easy manner, while inspiring ...

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