Drafting Basics 1

How to draft a Basic Bodice Block (Sloper)

This course shows you how to draft a basic bodice block (sloper) based on your own unique measurements.

Prerequisites: A very basic understanding of sewing from a pattern.

10 video modules covering:

  • Tools for drafting
  • How & where to measure
  • Adding ease
  • Calculations for drafting
  • Step-by-step visual instructions on drafting Front & Back blocks
  • Bonus material on dart rotation & dart truing

10 PDF downloads of slides and additional notes.

PLUS - A Measurement Worksheet that automatically converts your measurements for drafting.

Course Curriculum

"Like magic...how the measurements actually translate to the draft lines."

-Lorraine Teigland (Sewing blogger)

All course content, including videos, downloads and worksheet


The method works for all body types and includes adapting for a rounded tummy.


Download additional lesson notes that explain the whys and what for. Plus a free and convenient Spreadsheet that automatically calculates your unique measurements for drafting the Front and Back