Online Class

Patternmaking Basics: The Bodice Sloper

$29.99$69.99

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

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 11 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Suzy Furrer
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find class materials in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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 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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Meet Suzy Furrer
04:17
Suzy Furrer shares her patternmaking background and explains the moulage and sloper you'll be making.
2. Measuring for Moulage
24:16
3. Calculating & Setting Up the Moulage
24:49
4. Drafting the Front Moulage
44:35
5. Drafting the Back Moulage
40:45
6. Tracing, Cutting & Sewing
29:17
7. Fitting & Troubleshooting
28:45
8. Drafting the Bodice Sloper
25:48
9. Truing the Sloper
26:34
10. Transferring the Sloper to Tag
19:34
11. Bodice Sloper Design Options
37:17

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Taught by

Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer
Suzy Furrer has been working in the apparel industry since the mid-'80s. After studying patternmaking with couturier Simmon Sethna in 1996, Suzy started Apparel Arts, a San Francisco-based fashion design school. She also wrote Building Patterns: The Architecture of Women’s Clothing, which is used as a textbook at Apparel Arts and other fashion design schools on the West Coast. Suzy's years of teaching experience and wealth of patternmaking experience make her lessons easy to follow and fun to use!
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