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One Dart Skirt Sloper

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Patternmaking Basics: The Skirt Sloper taught by Suzy Furrer

Make a personalized skirt sloper, and use it to draft custom skirt patterns with an inspiring array of silhouettes and design details.

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What materials did you use? Muslin

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What are you most proud of? I got a pretty good fit the first time around although this isn't my first time drafting a skirt pattern it is my first pattern sloper.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Go for it!

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Please excuse the junky workroom. I just dumped everything on the floor to clean up then got inspired to draft a pattern. LOL! It happens a lot with me!

01/01/2014 Flag

Hahaha, this class sort of gets you like that. I got inspired and only stopped when it got too dark to see my work. Yours looks a bit tight because it is wrinkling a bit but when I have done mine, I'll load it up too so we can work together. It's looking good, I think the sloper is supposed to be snug, it's what we do with it after that, which matters. Correct me if I'm wrong Suzy.

01/02/2014 Flag

If you don't mind me commenting, I happened to work on the skirt fit for a while now, and you need to make a wider back pattern piece. I would say, adding 1 1/2" to the back pattern width (that means 3" total, on both sides, from the waist to the hem), and adding two more darts in the back, with 1 1/2" intake each. This should fix the fabric pulling and dragging - you can see how your side seam is being pulled towards the back at the hip level - this is an indication that you need to add fabric there. Darts will take care of this excess fabric.

01/08/2014 Flag

Ok so your saying add 1 1/2" to the back side seam from waist to hem, then add a second dart of 1 1/2" at the waist. So the waist to high hip stays the same but the high hip to base is increased 3" around. If I do this than it wont be completely fitted like the sloper should be.

02/20/2014 Flag