Draft and Sew a Lower Body Sloper and Muslin
Intermediate | 1 hour 46 sec
If you’re curious about making your own clothes, a sloper (also known as a "block") is an excellent place to start. This 2D rendering of your 3D body can serve as a base for pants, skirts, and other lower-body garments.  Author, illustrator, and sewist Sanae Ishida believes that making well-fitting clothing is an act of empowering self-love, and no project is more customized than one made with a pattern using your own unique proportions. Learn how to take lower body measurements, draft front and back slopers, and check the fit of the slopers by sewing a muslin. With her thorough, thoughtful guidance, Sanae aims to guide you to understanding and accepting your amazing human shape.
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Swedish tracing paper or large pieces of paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • French curve
  • Clear gridded quilting ruler
  • Marking tools
  • Full length mirror and chair with no arms
  • Masking or artist tape
  • Measuring tape
  • Scissors for paper
  • Seam gauge
  • Elastic that fits around your waist
  • Rubber band
  • 4-5 yards of cotton muslin
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • Seam ripper
  • Fabric shears
  • Pins
  • Chalk
  • Pattern weights
  • Snips
  • Iron and ironing surface
Learn how to:
  • Draft a lower body sloper
  • Sew a lower body muslin
  • Take measurements from your body 
  • Transfer measurements to charts
  • Work with Swedish tracing paper
  • Troubleshoot fit issues and make adjustments

What you'll get:
  • Video lessons on how to draft a lower body sloper
  • 7 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list 
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from sewist Sanae Ishida
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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