How to create a Sloper/Block from scratch

Make your own garments using your own bodice block
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Instructed by Caroline Hart Design / Fashion
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  • Lectures 14
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2016 English

Course Description

What you have been waiting for. A course designed to teach you the fundamentals of making your own bodice sloper/block. I'm excited to deliver this to you.

This course is designed for:

- Fashion students.
- Industry professionals.
- Hobbyists.
- Fashion enthusiasts.

We will cover:

- Pattern cutting basics.
- Sloper construction by flat pattern making.
- Sloper construction by draping on a mannequin/dress form.
- Introducing you to blocks and slopers (the tools of the trade).
- Basic garment construction.

All of the lectures are delivered by video. At the end of the course you will be ready to move forward in your pattern cutting journey.

See you on the inside.

What are the requirements?

  • Have basic pattern making equipment
  • Have a mannequin or dress form for part of the course

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Use their own bodice sloper/block for garment construction
  • Draft a custom bodice sloper/block from scratch

Who is the target audience?

  • Fashion Students
  • Industry Professionals
  • Aspiring home dress makers
  • Pattern Makers
  • Pattern Cutters
  • Fashion lovers

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Drafting bodice sloper/block - Flat pattern making
Taking measurments and plotting the grid
Plotting the shape
Adding darts and shaping to the sloper/block
Section 3: Drafting bodice sloper/block - Draping on a mannequin/dress form
Outlining sloper/block onto mannequin/dress form
Draping the sloper with fabric part 1
Draping the sloper with fabric part 2
Marking up your fabric sloper PART 1
Marking up your fabric sloper PART 2
Removing sloper from mannequin
Transferring the sloper onto paper part 1
Transferring the sloper onto paper part 2
Transferring sloper onto card part 1
Transferring sloper onto card part 2

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Instructor Biography

Caroline Hart, Pattern Cutter & Maker - Luxury Fashion Design

I'm a Creative Pattern Cutter and specialise in draping and modelling on the stand. I have worked at the heart of London and Paris fashion for over ten years and have focused my career in the luxury and ready-to-wear sector, creating iconic garments for the stores and catwalk along side bespoke/couture and made to measure garments. I have worked for a large number of design houses, fashion magazines and stylists including designing and pattern cutting for high profile clients and celebrities including Victoria Beckham, Sienna Miller, Lady Gaga, Beyonce and The Duchess of Cambridge.

I have worked in a wide variety of roles as my career has progressed. This includes my own private client base of designing, pattern cutting and developing everything from bridal, occasion wear and red carpet. I have a broad spectrum of skills including designing, draping, modalist and pattern cutting and also an in depth knowledge of Gerber Accumark pattern cutting, production and sampling. This has enabled me to achieve the best productivity and maximum impact, whilst raising standards within studio technical teams.

I have also been commissioned by global luxury brands as a Technical Consultant predominantly in the Middle East. This role has involved advising and guiding a brand fully through the process from sampling through to production, ensuring a high luxury finish. This has included producing garments ready for the runway as well as private client made to measure garments. Please contact me if you would like to hear more about my Technical Consulting services.

Brand Portfolio

Roland Mouret
Matthew Williamson
Jenny Packham
Various Brands - Qatar
Noon by Noor - Bahrain
Jonathan Saunders
Beulah London
Roksanda Ilincic
Elizabeth Emanuel
Sophia- Grace and Rosie
Ashley Isham
Sinha Stanic

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