Video Duration: 21 minutes 17 seconds
In this video, Meg will show you how to draft a torso sloper using a basic bodice and skirt pattern. All you’ll need is a BurdaStyle bodice pattern and your own measurements, and you’ll have your very own made-to-measure sloper! The torso sloper foundation is a bodice and skirt combined to create a basic top pattern and eliminate a seam at the waist. This sloper ends at hip level, and can be easily adjusted to sew a create your own patterns for blouses or dresses!
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Meg Healy began to sew at the age of 12, where she began experimenting with fabric and seams on her Brother little domestic sewing machine. Studying at both Fanshawe College and Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, Meg gained the technical skills in pattern making and advanced sewing that led to a number of awards for her design and construction skills. Before becoming the Online Editor of BurdaStyle.com Meg worked as a pattern making intern for Vera Wang. Meg also launched her own highly unique clothing line consisting of fashion-forward spandex leggings in 2010.
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