The student will learn how to draft a basic knit torso foundation with sleeve from measurements. We will then draft knit torso slopers in all stretch categories; minimal, moderate, very stretchy, super stretchy, and four-way stretch. These slopers form the foundation for tops, dresses, jackets and sweaters. Students will make test garments for basic sloper and sleeve. These will be fitted and any changes will be transferred to the patterns.
Ruler and square, or gridded transparent ruler at least 18” long (here’s an example - see the 2” X 18” size)
Drafting curve (here’s Lynda’s favorite)
Paper for drafting (available in art or office supply stores, just make sure it’s at least 36” wide and copy paper weight)
Pencils and erasers (colored pencils as well)
3 yards medium weight ponte, or other stable knit