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Pattern Making Basics: Bodice Sloper
Pattern Making Basics: Bodice Sloper

Thu, Apr 07


Sew Magarbo

Pattern Making Basics: Bodice Sloper

Join us for a pattern drafting weekend with professional costume technician and designer Ms. Caroline Cook 🥰

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Time & Location

Apr 07, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT – Apr 08, 2022, 12:49 PM EDT

Sew Magarbo, 44933 George Washington Blvd #130-135, Ashburn, VA 20147, USA

About the event

What is a Bodice Sloper ? 

-> "A second skin", Sloper is a mold of the body with wearing ease and they don’t have any design details and no seam allowances. Once you get a perfect fit in your sloper, you’ll get a perfect fit in any of your other patterns.

This patternmaking program teaches students how to take body measurements and develop a personalized bodice sloper using those measurements.The class will focus on the creation of a perfectly fit two dart bodice. 

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This class is offered in a WEEKEND (3 sessions):

  • Friday, June 3rd, 2022/2-5pm
  • Saturday, June 4th, 2022/10am-5pm
  • Sunday, June 5th, 2022/10am-5pm

You will learn:

  • How to take extensive measurements
  • Drafting a bodice block from those measurements
  • Proper fitting of a muslin
  • Pattern corrections, and dart manipulations
  • The aim of this class is for each student to leave with a perfectly fit sloper they can manipulate into an infinite number of shapes.

Materials needed:

  • List is found in email when registered
  • We provide the sewing machine!


Confident Beginner -> refer to skill level guide

Greetings from Instructor, Caroline Cook @newmass on IG (Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Virginia // Costume Design and Technology):

Hello I am Caroline Cook! I have been a passionate sewist since high school, but my fervor for sewing my own clothes came to the forefront in my mid twenties. I have trained as a costume designer and technologist and I currently work for the University of Virginia in that capacity. I have spent years honing my craft and I take great pride in couture finishing. I have worked in theater for over 15 years constructing costumes. Some of my credits include seasons at the Santa Fe Opera and The Opera Theatre of St. Louis. I have taught sewing and pattern drafting at the college level, as well as teaching classes in independently owned fabric stores. I look forward to helping you create a garment you will treasure.


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