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kmayne | Posted in Fitting on

Hi, I am new to this group.  I have multiple fitting issues, and have been advised by a professional that I should draft a sloper for myself.  I don’t know where to start.  Can anyone suggest a good book or other that is easy to read and can teach me how to draft a sloper.  I need both a bodice and pants.

Katie in OK

 

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  1. mem1 | | #1

     book by Winifred Aldrich . she has written a few but if you go to Amazon you will find her .Her way of showing you what to do is very simple and I have been able to use it with very little education on pattern making. If you are tricky maybe you should find a course on pattern making .

    The other thing to do if you use commercial patterns is to go to Palmer Pletches book "Fit for Every Body" which is fantasticat helping you decide what the problem is and how to fix it on a commercial pattern. You can but that on Amazon .

  2. Elisabeth | | #2

    I really like the Moulage that Kenneth King has put out as a book on CD. We had a discussion earlier here about that which you can find by putting KK moulage in the search box on the left.

    1. SewNancy | | #3

      Haven't made thwe moulage yet, but his pants sloper is excellent and easy.
      Nancy

    2. kmayne | | #7

      Thank you, thank you, thank you, Elisabeth.  I ordered the Moulage; it arrived in 2 days, and it is exactly what I was looking for.  I pla nto also order the Trousers CD.  I looked at it on the computer, and will print it out soon.

      Katie in OK

  3. mantuamaker | | #4

    Katie, I suggest you get the Vogue fitting pattern.  You make it up in gingham, and they give all kinds of help with then adjusting it to reflect your unique body.  The Vogue fitting book is also very helpful.  Just remember, if you are more than a B-cup, fit your shoulders and adjust the bustline!

    1. kmayne | | #6

      Thank you.  I do have small shoulders and a large bust (DD).  So how do I increase for the bust?

      Katie in OK

      1. mantuamaker | | #8

        Get the fitting pattern and follow the directions.

         

      2. SewNancy | | #9

        My favorite fitting book is Fitting for Real People. Covers almost anything you would need except for pants and they have a pants book too.
        I am a 34D so I too have to adjust for my bust.
        Nancy

  4. mimi | | #5

    Katie:  Welcome to Gatherings!  I agree with Mantuamaker, the vogue pattern is a real time saver especially if done in Gingham.  They now make it in PLUS SIZES!  I'm probably the only one excited about that, however :)

    mimi

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