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From sloper to A-line sleeveless top

Added Jun 16, 2011

by zrinka

Venice, Californ...






After I created the slopers (see previous project) the next step was to try and make something out of it. I decided to make a pattern for a simple A-line sleeveless top. Should not be that difficult, right?
So, here I will describe all the steps I took to create this top. From drafting the pattern, to basting, to making modifications. I will not go into sewing details, as the point of this project is patternmaking, but in terms of sewing this should be a simple project.

Let me know what you think, what I missed, what I did wrong…


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    Oct 11, 2011, 03.16 PMby woman

    thank you for posting this too! added to my favourites! :D

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    Jun 19, 2011, 09.28 PMby sarsaparilla

    Thanks for adding this! I’ve been looking for a simple sleeveless pattern for a while now :)

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    Jun 18, 2011, 04.21 PMby elisana

    thank you for posting this!!!!

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    Jun 17, 2011, 10.09 PMby modernvintageworkshop

    sooooo… could i just extend the length and have a pattern for a simple a-line dress?

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      Jun 18, 2011, 06.08 AMby zrinka

      Yes, you should be able to to that. Adding length should not affect the fit in the bodice. However, it will be wide at the hemline, obviously, the longer the dress, the wider the hemline. If you wish to narrow it a bit, without affecting the overall design, you could take in 2 cm at each side at the hemline – the pattern hemline, not the new one after lengthening.

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    Jun 17, 2011, 01.32 PMby marylisa

    This is so lovely, thank you. I was actually searching for a simple pattern for a dress!

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