Online Class

Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper

$49.99$69.99

Draft custom pant slopers with confidence. Create the foundation for designing all the perfectly fitting pants you can dream up!

Skill Level

Advanced

What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable measurement worksheet, drafting guidelines and supply list
  • 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 downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn to draft a custom pant sloper and use it to create two on-trend pattern variations alongside Apparel Arts founder Suzy Furrer. Start simple with how to take accurate measurements and transform them into the waist shaping, dart placement, crotch curve and seam lines for your sloper. Suzy will also guide you through truing up your sloper and making a muslin to refine it for a perfect fit. Then, you'll see how to transfer your sloper onto more durable paper, and add all the markings you need to create patterns you'll wear again and again. Plus, put your sloper to use as Suzy teaches you how to make a pants pattern for timeless trousers or on-trend cigarette pants.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction & Measuring
38:11
Join fashion designer and veteran instructor Suzy Furrer in her seventh Craftsy class and learn more about what a pant sloper is and how to take measurements for one. Suzy walks you through the calculations you'll make to build the pants block, the foundation for the sloper you'll make for yourself or a client.
2. Drafting the Front
24:04
3. Drafting the Back
20:17
4. Truing Up the Pattern
30:25
5. Fitting the Sloper
30:28
6. Finalizing the Sloper
12:25
7. Drafting a Cigarette Pant
22:30
8. Drafting Trousers
23:21

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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