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Beginning Pattern Making Tutorial

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Comment by Kathleen on August 19, 2011 at 1:11pm

The larger the measurement of the bicep, the less high the cap will be.


The back of the sleeve does appear to have more fabric than the front after drafting was complete. This extra fabric is needed to allow for arms to move in a forward direction in comfort.


Slopers are always created without seam allowances.  Slopers are not actual sewing patterns, but a pattern that is used to create/design other actual sewing patterns.  Often slopers are custom made to a person's specific measurements for ease of designing for that individual.

Comment by Patricia on August 19, 2011 at 8:43am
Super video
Comment by Helen R on August 18, 2011 at 3:44am

Very good explained I like the way how she showes all the details. Great video.

BUT, Since when is the back sleeve steeper then the front sleeve? And for my taste is the whole sleeve cap very high. I would notch the shoulder point which is very importand.  Also ladies you need to consider to check if this measurments fit into your blouse armhole in case you like to discharge the sleevepattern which came with it.

Something else....

this pattern has only plain measurments. You need to add the seamallowance by cutting out on fabric.

Comment by Deborah Jalving on August 18, 2011 at 1:49am
I loved how clear and concise the directions are in this video. Well done! Let's see more!
Comment by Kathleen on August 17, 2011 at 8:59pm
Nicely done!  I will be looking forward to seeing what else they offer when they get their site up and working!
Comment by DW Montgomery on August 17, 2011 at 5:06pm

I too have been sewing for more than 40 years and have many sewing books and magazines about making your own patterns, but this video brought it to light for me.  I loved it.

Comment by Cheryl on August 17, 2011 at 2:08pm
WOW!!    I've been sewing for almost 50 years.  I've watched countless hours of TV sewing shows.  I've collected many sewing books and sewing magazines so I have a personal "reference" library.  I've surfed a bunch of internet sewing sites over the past dozen years.  And this is the FIRST time I've had the curtain pulled away from how to draft a sloper from scratch!   I absolutely loved this!  I'm going to watch the video again and add the source site to my Favorite Places so I can watch (and copy down instruction notes) videos for drafting bodices, skirts, and pants (assuming such videos are available).   Just imagine!   I could draft sloper pieces SPECIFICALLY for my body with all its bulges and idiosyncracies and not be dependent on ANY commercial pattern. 

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