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Basic Bodice and Sleeve Sloper



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Here is a basic bodice and sleeve pattern that you can use as a template for modification when developing your own stylized sewing patterns!

This basic one-darted bodice is a great fit and starting point for any top design, and can even be adjusted for knit fabrics. To easily create dresses and longer fitted tops you can also purchase the Basic Skirt Sloper which sews perfectly to this bodice.

New to drafting and pattern modification? No problem, BurdaStyle has fabulous resources when working with flat patterns.

For very visual tutorials on pattern modifications check out the BurdaStyle Video streaming site, specifically these sections:
-Working with Patterns
-Pattern Making

These Web Seminars are also very extensive and provide excellent instruction when working with flat pattern making:
-How to Modify Pattern Styles
-Pattern Drafting: Bodice and Skirt
-How to Transfer Style Lines from your Fashion Sketch to your Pattern
-Transformational Reconstruction

For tips on designing patterns you can also check out this informative Fashion Principles: How to Design an Aesthetically Pleasing Garment.

If you want to learn more about perfecting the fit of your sloper to your body measurements then be sure to check out our Pattern Grading Web Seminar where you will learn how to compare measurements on your body with those of the pattern and make the necessary alterations BEFORE sewing the first sample.

Amount of Fabrics

Muslin (for the fit sample):
width: 150 cm (59 ins)
length: 1 – 1 – 1.25 – 1.25 – 1.25 m
(1 1/4 – 1 1/4 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 – 1 1/2 yds).

Seam Allowance

This pattern doesn't include seam allowance

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    Jul 19, 2015, 04.57 AMby dirndlseamstress

    could this be added in size 6 and 8 as well? this would make my sewing LIFE and i would buy it in a snap.

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    Apr 25, 2015, 07.43 AMby sicklelongterm


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    Apr 21, 2014, 05.26 AMby sewster55

    I’m not clear what this is exactly. Is it a sloper in different sizes or just one size that you would have to grade?

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    Apr 1, 2014, 04.51 PMby easilyamewsed

    Nice idea guys, but remember plus size gals can use an edge up too.

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