Fashion Design through Patternmaking - Intro to Slopers
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After some consideration I decided to rebuild my course to include 1/2 scale examples of slopers and the garments they create. This is presented in 1/2 scale and will introduce you to the three foundation sloper patterns you will learn to make in this pattern making course. The slopers are 1. the Five piece basic sloper, 2. the Torso sloper and 3. the Knit torso sloper. This class also cover four basic variations of the Fitted waist dress (straight, A-line, flared, and added flare) and four variations of Torso based dresses (the Shift, the Chemise, the Semi-fitted sheath and the Sheath).
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|Section 1: Introduction to Slopers|
Weclome to ClassPreview
the 5 piece sloper, basic foundation sloper; for separates and fitted waist drewPreview
the Torso sloper, int. foundation sloper; for dresses, capes and jackets.Preview
|Section 2: Knits, not all fabrics can be cut using the same patterns|
A note about knitsPreview
the Knit Sloper
|Section 3: Using your slopers to make dresses.|
the Fitted Waist dress; Straight, A-line, basic Flared, and Added Flared
the Torso dresses; the Shift, the Chemise, The Semi-fitted sheath and the Sheath
I love to make patterns, plain and simple. As a creative person I have explored many modes of expression, Metal smithing, Fine Art, Photography, Public Access T.V. production, Theater, Stage Craft, Lighting design, Sound production, DJing, Ballroom dancing, Clowning and Flow but my favorite is Fashion Design, more specifically pattern drafting for clothing. It's just fun for me to look at something in a magazine in 2-d knowing that the model and garment is in 3-d and thinking about how it breaks down in 2-d as a flat pattern.
Flat pattern design is one of the most important skills a garment designer can acquire. Without the skill of drafting patterns you can not translate sketched ideas into reality. Understanding cut simplifies the design process when thinking in terms of the 3-d architecture you want to achieve with your garments or collection of garments. Silhouette (Line) and Form are 3-d elements that fashion designers and critics always refer to when describing a group of clothing but it is all built on the 2-d plain before it can be worn.
As for my credentials, I have five years experience teaching pattern drafting by hand in the Community College classroom. Having moved on from my post at the College I am now free to share my knowledge with you, here on UDEMY.
Thank you for investigating my course and Ill see you in class.