Where to get slopers?
I would like to buy a set of pattern slopers. I have found many books and software programs that show how to make slopers individualized to you, but where do I get a set of simple, generically-sized slopers? Thanks to anyone who can help!
All the major pattern company have a sloper pattern. I think they are usually in the back of the pattern book. I have Vogue 1000. It is very old c1985. The number may have changed. Good Luck!
*Look in the pattern books for the "fit" or "fitting" patterns. Vogue's numbers have changed and the prices are now higher than they were a year ago. Burda does not have a fitting pattern. I know Vogue and Butterick do, and I think McCalls & Simplicity have them also. These patterns have jewel necks, fitted bodices with darts, long sleeves, and straight skirts with darts They are the slopers that the various companies use when making their patterns.HTH.Ginna
*Zoe, I resolved to get a pants sloper to fit a month ago. I got this book out of the library: "Every Sewers Guide to the Perfect Fit" by Mary Morris and Sally McCann. They compare all the companies' patterns and give the pattern numbers, but many are discontinued. The authors work at G Street fabrics so I emailed them the following and Mary Morris kindly replied. >-----Original Message-----.... I find the Vogue 1000(dress) and 1002(pants) patterns are not available in the stores. Also the Burda patterns #3750 (dress) and #3752(pants) are discontinued. Can the authors suggest what they use in their classes nowadays.>-----Reply-----Dear Tessa:Within a year of the publication of our book, all the numbers changed! Sally is currently recommending the following patterns to her students: For the dress -- b Vogue 1004, Butterick 5746, or McCalls 2718; for the pants -- b McCalls 9233 or 2080. I hope you find both this information and the book helpful since happiness is, indeed, a perfect fit! Go for it!>Sincerely yours, Mary Morris, Book Buyer ----------------I then also found b McCalls 9550 (pants) has a fitting shell for woven gingham included. My fabric store had McCalls on sale for $1 ea just then so I bought all 3 pants patterns.I also emailed Simplicity at [email protected] enquiring about the Burda patterns and received a reply that they have a few remaining copies of the b Burda 3752 pants sloper for US$8.50. Burda has all sizes in one envelope (8-26) which is a great bonus but check your measurements against the Burda size chart as there is an inch or so difference in some sizes. I ordered this from Canada and received it just last week so haven't tried it yet.Tips: The McCalls 9550 shell fitting instructions are good (i.e. how to nip & tuck for problems), Burda is minimal on the problem resolutions but I got it for the basic pattern and am more experienced at figuring out fit.I made up the gingham fitting shell from 9550. Got that right, then made a pair in lightweight denim from a combined 9233 & 2080 - no pockets or yoke- also came out well. Now am busy on 9550 view A -front pleats, slant pocket - in a wool blend.Will post my results and comparison to Burda at a later date.Email adresses used: [email protected] ; [email protected]
*This is terrific information. Very helpful. I'm trying to learn how to grade my 1920's and 30's patterns for different sizes, and this is a good start. Thanks.-Kim
*I recently ordered several sets of patterns that are very simple, clear, and boldly printed on a roll. These are not slopers, but personal basic fit patterns that can be altered for different styles. See the site at http://www.helenmetrakos.qc.ca/This is part of a sewing course.
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