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1 Dress Sloper 10 Different Ways!


At a glance

This live web seminar will get all your questions about fitting sewing patterns to your body answered. Meg will cover adjusting various parts of the sewing pattern and go over grading patterns up and down sizes so you can sew your size even when pattern is not offered in it!

Discover how to accurately read the burdastyle size chart and determine the best fit category for your body. There is going to be so much more valuable information covered and Meg is ready to tackle any fit issue question so you can sew a perfectly fitting sewing pattern.

The BurdaStyle Fitted Dress Sloper is included with purchase of this web seminar and will be included in the thank-you email. The file also be available for download in their account when the recorded version is there


Have you seen all the new slopers we are releasing on BurdaStyle.com but you are not quite sure exactly how to best utilize them? In this live web seminar Meg will demonstrate on our newly released Fitted Dress Sloper to show you how to draft 10 different dress styles from it! Just witnessing these practices and techniques will inspire you and give you the tools to create so many more.

A sloper is mainly used to establish fit on the body and then used as a template when pattern making new designs. Our fitted dress sloper comes in sizes 36 – 44, and further fit adjustments can easily be done to those sizes to make sure you have the perfect fit. Meg will briefly go over some common fit issues and how to fix them. Then she will show you how easy it is to convert this basic style into new dress designs, and all you need is a ruler, tracing paper, pen, and your imagination!

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What you’ll learn:

  • What is a dress sloper
  • Common dress sloper fitting issues and how to fix them
  • How to create 10 completely different dress styles from ONE sloper (that fits you!)

Who Should Attend:

  • Sewers wanting to learn more about pattern making
  • Sewers looking to learn how to best utilize sloper patterns
  • Sewers that are comfortable using pattern drafting tools
  • Sewers that constantly design dresses in their head and want to create them

Difficulty Level

  • This web seminar is great for sewers who are comfortable using their drafting tools and have basic garment sewing knowledge.

About the Instructor:

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.

This is a recording of a previously presented, powerpoint-style live-streamed web seminar.

BurdaStyle does not offer any refunds for web seminar recordings. All sales are final. Please contact answers@burdastyle.com if you have any questions about the content of the recording.