Drafting Instructions for Women's Sleeve Sloper

[ 12 February 1999 ]

Principles And Problems of Pattern Making
As Applied To Women's Apparel -
Book I: Foundation Patterns Or Slopers

Charles Kaplan and Esther Kaplan
Published by Streimin Studio
Copyright 1939
Reproduced w/o permissions

You can draft a pattern for a women's sleeve sloper by following these drafting instructions, or you can use the automated drafter below.

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All measurements are to be taken with the customer wearing foundation garments.
NOTE: there are NO allowances for seams; seam allowances are to be added later.

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[PIC] A1 Overarm Length measure from the top of the shoulder seam and armjoint down to the elbow and wrist.
A2 Underarm Length measure the underarm from the wrists up to the approximate armpit of the garment.
A3 Bicep measure around the fullest part of the arm close to the armpit. This measurement should be taken with ease (I slip two fingers under the tape measure).
A4 Wrist there are two kinds of wrist measurements. One is taken with ease directly around the wrists. The sleeve, however, must have an opening at the wrist in order for the hand to pass through.
The second wrist measurement is taken around the knuckles. In this case, the sleeve will not need an opening at the wrist for the hand to pass through. This measurement is used mostly for the two-piece sleeve in jackets.