Discover why draping is the secret to truly fitting the body and develop good basic draping habits in the process. Follow along with Dancing with the Stars’ expert fitter, Joe Vecchiarelli, to create your own basic bodice sloper – one that follows all your curves and critical fitting points exactly, for perfect fit and comfort.
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Create a draped bodice on the body form and learn how to turn that muslin into a pattern. Discover, using this paper pattern, how to evaluate its fit on the body form itself – identifying key fitting points and seeing how to make small tweaks for an absolutely perfect fit. The resulting sloper is what designers use as a foundation for patternmaking with custom-developed pattern blocks.
Use your personal sloper as a foundation for your own patternmaking explorations, or perfect the fit of patterns you already own!
Your deeper understanding of the relationship between body measurements, fit and style will be invaluable to you as well, eliminating confusion and informing your sewing life forever. With all its curves and variables, a bodice sloper that truly fits is an invaluable tool in your sewing practice.
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Joe Vecchiarelli, founder and president of French European Inc., has worked in the fashion industry for over 40 years. During his college years, Joe worked in the family business, sharpening scissors for the industry's top designers. He later graduated from USC's business program and began to realize that opportunities in the apparel business were unlimited. Mr. Vecchiarelli's career took another fascinating turn when he made a foray into the entertainment business working in production with shows like Dancing with the Stars and The X Factor. A few years ago he was approached by NBC to help produce the competitive design talent show, Fashion Star. Presently Mr. Vecchiarelli is ever so busy maintaining his business and helping fashion students and enthusiasts grasp their dreams and become successful within the industry.