Fashion Design through Patternmaking - Intro to Slopers

This a short overview of what you will study as you learn to draft patterns in this course.
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 32 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 12/2014 English

Course Description

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).

What are the requirements?

  • No previous pattern knowledge required

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Identify three slopers variations
  • Name four variations of the fitted waist dress.
  • Recognize four variations of tubular silhouette

Who is the target audience?

  • Students new to pattern making design
  • Home sewers who would like to like more about dress design options

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Section 1: Introduction to Slopers
Weclome to Class
the 5 piece sloper, basic foundation sloper; for separates and fitted waist drew
the Torso sloper, int. foundation sloper; for dresses, capes and jackets.
Section 2: Knits, not all fabrics can be cut using the same patterns
A note about knits
the Knit Sloper
Section 3: Using your slopers to make dresses.
the Fitted Waist dress; Straight, A-line, basic Flared, and Added Flared
Dress Review
the Torso dresses; the Shift, the Chemise, The Semi-fitted sheath and the Sheath
Closing words

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Instructor Biography

Prof. Anthony Riojas, Fashion Design through Patternmaking

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.

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