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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2010 04:30:09 AM »

I want to make my own slopers too!

Did you check out that link I posted? It says to do it on a dress form but I just used myself as a dummy. I cut out squares of cheap broadcloth (4 for the top back and front and skirt back and front), held them up agaisnt myself, folded them in the standard dart areas so it fit right and outlined the darts, neckline, side seams and armscyes with a highlighter. I had to retry a few times to get it right, though. If you had a friend to help you out you could probably get it about right the first time.

Yes, I did! I printed that out a month ago...the part where you draft one based on your measurements....I am so chicken though I haven't tried it yet! Kudus to you sweatheart for just doing it! There's no one around here to help me do this so I am skeptical that I will be able to do this on my own. See....I have an extreme pair shape, which comes with all sorts of fitting issues, My waist narrows in the back because of my curves and my upper arms are very large. So...I worry that those classic slopers are based on an hourglass figure and I might het lost when my measurements are way off of proportion??
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« Reply #21 on: February 12, 2010 05:20:32 AM »

Wow. You have a great skills. Your color choice makes this dress look even more authentic. Great knock off.
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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2010 04:12:10 PM »

you did an amazing job drafting this dress!!

would you mind telling me the source of the original image? I am in the mist of looking for vintage inspirations ;P
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2010 07:40:41 PM »

would you mind telling me the source of the original image?

http://lookbook.nu/look/143387-February-2-8

I want to make my own slopers too!

Did you check out that link I posted? It says to do it on a dress form but I just used myself as a dummy. I cut out squares of cheap broadcloth (4 for the top back and front and skirt back and front), held them up agaisnt myself, folded them in the standard dart areas so it fit right and outlined the darts, neckline, side seams and armscyes with a highlighter. I had to retry a few times to get it right, though. If you had a friend to help you out you could probably get it about right the first time.

Yes, I did! I printed that out a month ago...the part where you draft one based on your measurements....I am so chicken though I haven't tried it yet! Kudus to you sweatheart for just doing it! There's no one around here to help me do this so I am skeptical that I will be able to do this on my own. See....I have an extreme pair shape, which comes with all sorts of fitting issues, My waist narrows in the back because of my curves and my upper arms are very large. So...I worry that those classic slopers are based on an hourglass figure and I might het lost when my measurements are way off of proportion??

I think you're thinking of this other site (http://www.yourwardrobeunlockd.com/free-stuff/65-drafting?start=3) or something like it(?), where you have step-by-step instructions. I think it's waaay off base. I much prefer this one - http://vintagesewing.info/1940s/42-mpd/mpd-01.html - because it's a really simple way to go about it. I think that if you use that method, you could be spherical and it would still fit, although I've only ever tried on myself. You may have to fold your muslin or whatever you're using differently than shown in their diagrams, but still. (btw, I've seen your posts and looks to me like your stuff fits great!) If it doesn't work, maybe ask some of the more experienced craftsters around here?
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2010 11:35:42 PM »

Amazing job! I love the step by step you showed too, it was exciting to see your process! I just recently got a book from the library about how to draft your own patterns and am so excited about trying out the methods!
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