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Pattern Drafting: How to draft various skirt styles using the BurdaStyle Skirt Sloper


At a glance

Live Web Seminar Date: August 7th
Start Time: 11am EDT (3pm GMT)
Length: 60 minutes

If you’re new to the concept of slopers, a sloper is a special pattern that fashion designers use as a base to create patterns for their own custom designs

Every pattern available on BurdaStyle was originally drafted using a sloper… so you can see the creative potential

Patternmaking can seem daunting at first, but once you learn the basics you’ll be well on your way to creating your own patterns from scratch


In this webinar, Alana Walsh will teach you how to draft a number of different skirt styles with the BurdaStyle Skirt Sloper. This web seminar is best suited to sewers who are comfortable reading patterns and have a basic understanding of clothing construction. With purchase of this web seminar, you will also receive the BurdaStyle Skirt Sloper, which you will receive in the thank-you email sent out after the live event.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to draft an A-line, flared and wrap skirt
  • How to add gathers, ruching and pleats to a pattern
  • Modifying a skirt for a higher or lower waist
  • How to draft a skirt waistband
  • How to add pockets to your pattern

Who Should Attend:

  • Anyone wanting to learn how to make their own patterns
  • Those with a basic understanding of patterns and sewing
  • Anyone interested in learning how to use the BurdaStyle Skirt Sloper

About the Instructor:

Alana Walsh is a fashion design graduate and the Assistant Editor of BurdaStyle US Magazine. A long-time sewer and fashion enthusiast, Alana has worked in costume design for theatre and film; designed uniforms for sports teams; and started her own line of made-to-measure knitwear designs. Alana’s diverse experience in the fashion industry has given her unique insight into patternmaking and design, which she is excited to share with the BurdaStyle community!

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.