Drafting Basics 1
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Drafting Basics 1

How to Draft a Basic Bodice Block (Sloper)
4.1 (5 ratings)
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25 students enrolled
Created by Daljeet Kaur
Last updated 7/2020
English
Price: $24.99
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This course includes
  • 32 mins on-demand video
  • 11 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Special Introductory price of $24.99 for first 100 enrollments (usual price $49.99)
  • All the basic (must-have) & optional (good-to-have) tools for pattern drafting.
  • How to draft a basic bodice pattern from your own measurements (with step-by-step instructions).
  • How to measure key body points for accurate drafting (for all body types).
  • How to determine & calculate Front & Back body dimensions for drafting (and why).
  • How to create & rotate/pivot darts (and why).
  • AND get a free Measurement Worksheet download that automatically makes calculations for drafting.
Requirements
  • A very basic understanding of sewing clothes from a pattern.
Description

Do you wanna make clothes that fit properly? It all starts with a good fitting basic block or sloper. That's your blueprint for making clothes of any design to fit well. It is a straight-forward process and my courses show you how with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. Whatever your sewing abilities, all you need is some time and the desire to learn.

Who this course is for:
  • Home sew-ers
  • Fashion design students
  • Sewing enthusiasts
  • Professionals in the fashion or dressmaking industry
Course content
Expand all 11 lectures 31:44
+ All About Measurements
4 lectures 07:24
  • Preparations before measuring

  • What to do to measure accurately

Preview 01:54
  • Key body points to measure

  • Calculating the Front & Back body dimensions

Where to Measure
01:02
  • Types of ease and their functions

  • Where to add ease

Adding Ease
01:05
  • Description of how to take the measurement of each key body point with illustrations.

  • How to compensate for a rounded tummy when taking measurements.

Taking the Measurements
03:23
+ Drafting
3 lectures 14:53
  • How to use the Measurement Worksheet (auto calculations).

  • Determining Front and Back proportions

Calculations for Drafting
02:17
  • Step-by-step visuals on the drafting of the Front bodice using the Measurement Worksheet.

  • See how the numbers become draft lines.

Drafting the Front
07:35
  • Step-by-step visuals on the drafting of the Back bodice using the Measurement Worksheet.

  • See how the numbers become draft lines.

Drafting the Back
05:01
+ Refining the Blocks
2 lectures 07:13
  • Dart rotation and truing a dart (and why)

  • Centring the waist dart (and why)

Refining the Blocks
06:03
  • Advice on how to adapt the finished basic blocks for style variations.

  • Further resources

Preview 01:10