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Garner Sewing Room

Perfect Fit Bodice and Pattern Bodice

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Class Experience

Unlock the key to custom-fitted garments and elevate your sewing skills with our "Creating Your Personal Bodice Pattern (Sloper/Block) class. This specialized course is designed for sewing enthusiasts, aspiring designers, and anyone passionate about achieving a perfect fit in their clothing. Over the duration of this course, you will create a personalized bodice pattern, which will serve as the foundation for designing and sewing garments tailored to your unique body shape. This course is for participants of any level of sewing skill.


Saturdays, January, 20th - February, 10th 2024.

4 Weeks Course


11:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Miss Angela 

Course Highlights:

  • Introduction to Bodice Slopers: Understand the importance of a bodice sloper in garment design and how it serves as the basis for custom-fitted clothing.
  • Taking Accurate Measurements: Learn how to take precise body measurements and record them effectively, ensuring the most accurate fit for your sloper.
  • Pattern Terminology: Familiarize yourself with pattern-making terminology, symbols, and concepts used in the creation of a bodice sloper.
  • Pattern Drafting: Begin with a template closest to your body measurements to create your own personal sloper
  • Dart Manipulation: Explore techniques for creating and manipulating darts to accommodate different body shapes and achieve a smooth fit.
  • Seam Allowances and Notches: Understand the importance of seam allowances and notches in pattern drafting and their role in accurate garment assembly.
  • Testing the Muslin Pattern: Create a toile (muslin) version of your bodice sloper to test the fit and make necessary adjustments.
  • Fit Assessment: Learn how to evaluate the fit of your toile, identify fitting issues, and make precise alterations for a customized fit.
  • Finalizing the Bodice Pattern/Sloper: Make any remaining adjustments to your pattern, ensuring that it perfectly matches your body's contours.
  • Transferring to Paper or Digital Format: Transfer your finalized bodice sloper to paper/oak tag.
  • Creating Style Variations: Discover how to use your bodice sloper as a foundation for designing various styles, such as dresses, blouses, and jackets.
  • Pattern Storage and Organization: Learn best practices for storing and organizing your patterns to keep them in excellent condition for years to come.

Course Duration

This in-depth course typically spans 4 weeks, allowing for ample time to create your personalized sloper and gain a thorough understanding of pattern drafting techniques.

Who Should Enroll

No pre-requisite required, all levels of sewing enthusiasts that desire the perfect fit and ability to draft their own pattern designs.

    What To Bring

    • 4 Yards of Unbleached Muslin 

    By the end of this course, you'll possess the knowledge and skills to draft a personalized bodice sloper that can be used as the foundation for designing and sewing garments tailored to your exact measurements. Join us for this transformative journey into the world of pattern drafting and achieve a new level of sewing expertise!