Pattern Drafting

Learn how to draft patterns based on your own measurements and make a skirt, bodice and pant sloper. 

A sloper is a master or foundation pattern that is used as the basis for all other pattern design development. Drafting your own pattern based on your measurements allows a perfect and unique fit which not only is the perfect basis for further pattern developement but also helps you understand your body and fit. 

In each class you will finish the course with an individually drafted pattern based on your own measurements.


In the class you will:

  •  learn how to take measurements correctly
  • learn how to draft a sloper (bodice, skirt or pants) according to your individual measurements
  • learn how to put the master pattern to use and prepare the pattern for the first muslin
  • learn how and where you can manipulate the sloper for design elements.

Paper is included, drafting supplies are provided.

Upcoming dates

Skirt Sloper Workshop

  • May 29, 2024, 17:00 – 20:00

Bodice Sloper Workshop

  • June 5, 2024, 17:00 – 20:00

Pants Sloper Workshop

  • June 12, 2024, 17:00 – 20:00

Workshops are held in small groups and will be held in English!



One Workshop: Euros 105 (incl. VAT)

Workshop bundle of all three pattern drafting workshops: Euros 280 (incl. VAT)

Louvart Atelier members get a 10% discount on the workshop.

About the teacher

Monica Gross Meinhart is a textile artist, designer and educator. Originally from Rochester, New York, she moved to Austria as a teenager where she visited the secondary school for Fashion and Clothing Design with an additional course in Costume Tailoring. After working for Azzedine Alaïa in Paris, Monica returned to Vienna to study at the University of Applied Arts where she earned her master’s degree in the department of Textiles and Design.

During her studies, Monica started collaborating with contemporary dance choreographers and has been working as a costume designer ever since. In her artistic work, she uses textiles, worn clothing, embroidery and sewing techniques as a means of tactile illustration. Materials and their haptic and associative qualities play a central role in her art.

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