I have been working on my personal pattern slopers or pattern blocks starting with the bodice moulage. I want my clothes to fit well and I think the best way to do that is with custom patterns.
The moulage is meant to be a second skin or your body double in clothing form. I am a little nervous to make up the test, as fitting is not my favorite part of sewing, and you want this to be perfect so that your final sloper you create from your moulage fits well. I will be much happier when the alterations have been made, and I can create a sloper off of my moulage by adding ease. Then the fun can begin by taking the sloper and modifying it to create patterns!
I also have created my skirt sloper. Fortunately, I don't have to make a moulage for this, I can go straight to the basic pattern block or skirt pattern. I will have to test that though to work out any fit issues.
One thing I appreciate about creating patterns using flat pattern drafting methods is that mathematical process. I like being able to work with a formula and apply it. Yes, there are issues that have to be worked out, but the basis of the whole process is logical and thought out. I really like Suzy Furrer's classes on Craftsy on pattern drafting. I haven't watched them all, but I really like them and am glad that I can ask questions and get feedback on issues I am having.
I hope that by creating my personal pattern slopers, I can learn the process and be prepared to start drafting patterns in all sizes.
Would you create custom clothing patterns?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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