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

Fri, Jun 03


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

Jun 03, 2022, 2:00 PM EDT – Jun 05, 2022, 5:00 PM EDT

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

About the event

Have you always wanted to draw your own patterns? Make a dress/top that will perfectly fit your body? Or, want to use fun printed quilting cotton for your garments? This class will take you there and beyond! 

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. 

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.

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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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