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Slopers

lovemycottons | Posted in General Sewing Info on

I have seen the word slopers in a few postings. Can anyone tell me what it is? Or where I can get information on it?  Thanks.

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  1. SkiNsew | | #1

    Here is a good article on the Threads Magazine web site:

    http://www.taunton.com/threads/pages/t00036.asp

    HTH, Mary

    1. lovemycottons | | #2

      Thank you

      1. mimi | | #3

        Lovemycottons:  There are several commercial patterns for slopers.  Butterick has two that go from a small a large and/or an XL to a size 28.

        mimi

        1. lovemycottons | | #4

          I read the Threads web article skiNsew recomended and to tell you the truth, making a sloper sounded complicated. Have you used any of these commercial patterns for slopers?

           

           

          1. mimi | | #5

            lovemycottons:  I have the butterick pattern for plus sizes, but I have yet to make it.  I have the fabric to make it and everything!  I recently went back to teaching and won't have time to devote to it until the christmas holidays. 

            I am really looking forward to unraveling the secrets of the sloper.  I have found that as my body matures things just aren't where they are supposed to be any more!  I hate to devote time and effort and $$$ on fabric for something that doesn't fit well.

            mimi

      2. SkiNsew | | #6

        I have used a Vogue commercial pattern to make slopers and it works just fine.  The instructions give you advice on fitting too.  The secret is to pick a pattern that fits fairly well to begin with and then go on from there.  Nancy Zieman of Sewing with Nancy has a book called Fitting Finesse that I find very practical and helpful with fitting issues.  HTH, Mary

        1. lovemycottons | | #7

          I think I will also have to "unravel the mysteries of a sloper". Both you and mimi have piqued my interest in these slopers and have provided a good base of research materials to start with.  After the holidays this may be a good project to work on.

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