Basic Dress Sloper: How to Draft a Basic Dress Pattern
Added May 15, 2011
by Jamie Lau
Brooklyn, New Yo...
These instructions for drafting the basic bodice sloper are an interpretation of a
technique posted by BurdaStyle member gedwoods. He references a text titled Metric Pattern Cutting for Women’s Wear by Winifred Aldrich, 5th Edition. Refer to gedwoods’ original tutorial if you need to estimate certain measurements.
Take the bust and waist measurements as well as the following:
-Shoulder length (Base of the neck stem to part of the shoulder directly above the underarm crease)
-Back length (Nape of the neck to waist)
-Neck (Circumference around the base of the neck, passing through the center of the dip between the collarbones at the front neck)
-Cross front (Width of the chest at the front of the body, above the bust but under the arms)
-Cross back (Width of the back from underarm crease to underarm crease)
-Armhole measurement (Circumference of the arm at the shoulder joint)