The rapid output of new flat pattern designs, facilitated by slopers, is a useful skill for any fashion designer. This classic reference provides a detailed introduction to the use of the flat pattern as a means of developing original ideas effectively and efficiently. It presents thoroughly the use of the three basic slopers - waist, sleeve and skirt - and some popular variations of these such as the kimono waist, raglan sleeves and pants. A companion text to How to Draft Basic Patterns (4th Edition), the book provides a number of applications for each sloper variation to supply variety and sufficient practice.
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was a Professor Emerita and served as the first chairperson of the Fashion Design Department at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).