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Learn the fundamentals of design room patternmaking using basic body slopers. Become familiar with all areas of basic styling, including body slopers, skirts, bodices, collars, sleeves, and dresses. Develop paper patterns and make a fabric sample that demonstrates proper fit. Prerequisites: none.

Laura Volpintesta
Laura Volpintesta
BFA Parsons The New School for Design, NYC. 1995. Sophomore year, Parsons Paris. Laura is the founder of, and online and onsite educationr resource and community for fashion design drawing, creative fashionillustration, model drawing, fashion portfolio development coaching, and technical drawing. Author of the Language of Fashion Design available in 5languages, and co author of Th...
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Jan 26 - Apr 06
10:00 - 12:50 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 5238
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What you will learn
  • Drafting a bodice and skirt sloper.
  • Manipulations for the skirt: creating the A-line skirt
  • Seam allowances and notches.
  • Slash and spread pattern making.
  • Drafting the basic bodice sloper/front and back.
  • Dart manipulation and princess-lines.
  • Correcting patterns.
  • How to check the fit of your drafted pieces and make necessary adjustments.
  • Drafting a basic sleeve.
  • How to draft necklines, yokes, button extensions and facings.
  • Speak and understand the visual and verbal vocabulary of flat patternmaking/drafting
  • Recognize the basic sloper set , labeling and markings for paper patterns
  • Test the sloper set out in muslin, create an original variation
  • Learn the fundamental manipulations: style lines, flares, facings, gathers, pleats, hem, collars
  • Understand body measurements
  • Use of design room tools
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