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jothwade | Posted in Patterns on

I would like to learn where to find instructions on how to create a sloper for menswear, for creating and fitting garment for my own use.   There is a dearth of pattern material for men’s wear that is other than tailored.


  1. stillsuesew | | #1

    Now that I think about it I have never seen anything about making a sloper for men.  Tailors and costumers use them.  I wonder if searching in that direction could give you some help. A sloper is basically a very simple fitted garment that helps us find our own bodies ideosyncracies.   If you started with the simplest of men's garments and fitted that, I think you would learn some things about fitting yourself that you could transfer to any pattern.   Directions for fitting women's pants could offer direction for men's garments as well. 

  2. lou19 | | #2

    I use the book by winifred Aldrich, published by Bell and hyman. I think the title is "metric pattern cutting for mens wear" but have not checked.

  3. organdy | | #3

    'how to make sewing patterns' by donald h. McCunn has info for men's patterns. i found the book thru amazon.com, and bought it second-hand.

    contact McCunn via email: [email protected]

    online forum: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/How-to-Make-Sewing-Patterns/

    have fun with it!

    1. zuwena | | #4

      slopers for men
      You might try to see if this book is still available: Fundamentals of Men's Fashion Design by Masaaki Kawashima, Fairchild Publications. First published in 1974, then 1976 and I don't know about after that. Z

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