SIGNUP - FREE Membership and 1 FREE Sewing Lesson
| FAQ | Login
Platinum Sponsor
Bernina
Bernina

Tips & Techniques > Fitting sloper

Viewed 5417 times
Posted by: petro
photo

 
 
About petro starstarstar
France
Member since: 6/24/07
Reviews: 166 (tips: 30)
Skill level:Advanced
Favored by: 21 people
more...
Report a problem with this review
Posted on: 8/6/09 3:25 AM
Review Rating: Helpful by 5 people   Very Helpful by 10 people   
When cutting out a master pattern or sloper, its a good idea to have compared some measurements - across chest, across back, bust, depth of BP, side seam length to a comfy armhole, and checking the pattern against them. Measurements don't help with all issues though, and one area where its useful to have extra seam allowance to play with is on the shoulder seam. So my tip is to allow plenty here. This lets you replan the shoulder seam when you try it on, moving the line to a more flattering position if need be, by taking off or some at the back shoulder and adding it to the front at SP or NP or both for example. Its not uncommon to need to move the line half an inch in one of these places, and if you only have five eighths seam allowance its difficult.

<< Previous    Next >>

Add Tip/Technique    Read All Tip/Techniques


3 Comments
Login to Add a Comment
MaddyGranMa said... (8/9/09 9:36 AM) Reply
The shoulder seam is often overlooked in favor of other adjustments. Thank you for this useful tip!
quathy said... (8/7/09 11:52 PM) Reply
Very good tip!
fourkid said... (8/7/09 8:17 AM) Reply
Thanks, a simple idea, but one I never thought of.
 
adv. search»
pattern | machine | member
        
Online Class
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro
10 Clever Techniques To Help You Sew Like a Pro

Class Details

Online Class
Clone Your Favorite Garment
Clone Your Favorite Garment

Class Details

HANDBAG CONSTRUCTION - A CD Book By Kenneth King

HANDBAG CONSTRUCTION - A CD Book By Kenneth King

Pattern Details
Petite Plus 204 Pattern

Petite Plus 204 Pattern

Pattern Details

Conditions of Use | Posting Guidelines | Privacy Policy | Shipping Rates | Returns & Refunds | Contact Us | About | New To PR | Advertising

Copyright © 2015 PatternReview.com® , OSATech, Inc. All rights reserved.