I’ve seen several members in various discussions mention ‘sloper patterns’ from the larger pattern companies. Yet, when I go to the websites for Vogue, McCalls, Simplicity, Burda, etc. I cannot find a pattern for such a thing. Can anyone give me specifics regarding the sloper pattern? For example a company and actual pattern number? Thank you for any input you can give me!
The person fitting pattern that I use is Butterick 5746. I suggest you purchase the pattern according to your "high bust" measurement and go from there...It takes some patience and time to get a pattern that truly fits but it's really worth it.
Palmre Pletsch website has McCall's 2718 Basic Fit Pattern.
I teach a class in making a personal fit Basic Block. These are the patterns I recommend for my students:
Basic Fit Dress Block Pattern (McCall’s #2718 Szs:6-22 recommended), or Butterick #5746 Szs.6-22 or Butterick #6092 Extended Sizes 16W to 32W
Good luck with your project! It is wonderfully worthwhile.
I don't think you'll find anything labelled a "sloper". Among the pattern companies its usually called something akin to "basic fit pattern" but the objective is to create a "garment" that has all the characteristics of a sloper. I have a 1985 Vogue 1000. You should note that technically speaking once all the proper measurements are taken and a muslin is fitted, one "creates" a sloper, i.e., in oaktag or similar paper stock. Hope this helps. Zuwena
Thank you to everyone who helped me identify which patterns to use to create a sloper. I never heard of such a thing until I joined this message board - so I appreciate the tip on just how it is used as well.
Thank you again.
I found sloper patterns in the major pattern company pattern books consistantly in the very back pages of the books. Hope this helps.
I am quite shocked to see that according to thier measurements I need a size fourteen to sixteen when in readymade I wear a twelve petite. Sure hope this will work out as I have very small bone structure and shoulders. I remember the good old days when it was hard to find patterns small enough to fit me!
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