Sloper Classes


BODICE SLOPER (BASIC FITTING SHELL)

Each and every person has a unique body shape and only a pattern customized for your body will produce the perfectly fitted garments you are yearning to create. 

In our Bodice Sloper Class your measurements will be taken and then used to create and complete your sloper. A sloper is a basic pattern fitted to your body that can be used to develop an endless array of custom patterns for any design you desire. 

 

The Bodice Sloper Class consists of 4 sessions which are each 3 hours long. 

During this class you will:

 

Learn the measurement system used to draft your patterns

Have your measurements taken

Draft back and front bodice, skirt and sleeve patterns using your measurements

Cut and sew the bodice, skirt and sleeve in muslin

Try on and fit this basic shell and make fitting corrections on the pattern

Make fitting corrections to the muslin and transfer them back to your sloper pattern

Complete your final fitting of muslin 

 

Note: Please bring your measurement chart if you have taken the Pant Sloper class so that additional measurements may be taken and recorded. 


PANT SLOPER

Making pants presents a special challenge. Of all garments, they demand the most perfect fit and are often the hardest to fit because there are so many different body shapes. 

Not to worry, though. In our Pant Sloper Class, your measurements will be taken and then used to complete a classic, custom fit pattern for you, known as a sloper. No previous class is required. 

Once your classic style pants pattern is perfected in muslin, you can adapt it and create a wide variety of pant styles, always ensuring a perfect fit. 

The Pant Sloper Class consists of 3 sessions which are 3 hours long. 

During this class you will:

 

 

Learn the measurement system used to draft your patterns

Have your measurements taken

Draft the basic pants pattern using your measurements

Cut and sew the pants in muslin

Make fitting corrections to the muslin and transfer them back to your sloper pattern

Complete your final fitting of muslin

Learn pants style variations: 

• Pedal pushers, capris

• boot cut, straight leg

 

Note: Please bring your measurement chart if you have taken the Basic Bodice Sloper class so that additional measurements may be taken and recorded. 


SLOPER CLASS SUPPLIES

These items will be provided: 

- Pattern instruction pages

- Measurement chart

- Pattern paper for drafting your pattern

 

These required items are available for purchase: 

- Pattern instruction book ($8.00 payable to Susan Angermann)

- Muslin sourced at Pennie Fabrics is available at $3.50/yd (or bring your own)

 

Please bring the following:

- Clear plastic 18” ruler

- Pencil

- Red Pencil

- Paper scissors

- Fabric scissors

 

Note: Wearing proper under garments is critical for accurate measurements and fitting.

 

 

 

 

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Community Involvement

We proudly support the Sarasota Chapter of the American Sewing Guild and partner with them on educational events and charity projects within our community. 

 

Nasir Mahmud, owner of Pennie Fabrics, has a special interest in easing the burden of people dealing with cancer. Please contact him to request donations of time and fabric in support of your upcoming sewing or fashion fund raiser event for cancer research, support and education.


Pennie Fabrics

8854 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34238

Phone: 941.484.0600

Email:  info@penniefabrics.com

Hours

Monday- Friday: 10AM-6PM

Saturday: 10AM-4PM