with Suzy Furrer
Online Class

Patternmaking + Design: The Pants Sloper

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Learn to draft a custom pant sloper and use it to create two on-trend pattern variations alongside Apparel Arts founder Suzy Furrer. Start simple with how to take accurate measurements and transform them into the waist shaping, dart placement, crotch curve and seam lines for your sloper. Suzy will also guide you through truing up your sloper and making a muslin to refine it for a perfect fit. Then, you'll see how to transfer your sloper onto more durable paper, and add all the markings you need to create patterns you'll wear again and again. Plus, put your sloper to use as Suzy teaches you how to make a pants pattern for timeless trousers or on-trend cigarette pants.


  • advanced
  • 8 episodes
  • 3h22m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction & Measuring

1. Introduction & Measuring

Join fashion designer and veteran instructor Suzy Furrer in her seventh Craftsy class and learn more about what a pant sloper is and how to take measurements for one. Suzy walks you through the calculations you'll make to build the pants block, the foundation for the sloper you'll make for yourself or a client.

2. Drafting the Front

2. Drafting the Front

Learn good drafting habits as you begin drafting a pant front with Suzy's guidance. You'll see how to translate your measurements and calculations into waist shaping, dart placement, crotch extension and seam lines as Suzy works her way down the pant block.

3. Drafting the Back

3. Drafting the Back

Learn to draft the back pant, beginning by tracing the front and using it as the foundation for your drafting. You'll add width to the seams and height to the waist, create a centered back dart and draft the crotch extension.