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Women's Woven Skirt Sloper, 33" to 51" Full Hip Sizes - PDF Tiled and Copyshop Files - Pattern Fitting & Drafting Aid - Instant Download



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This is a downloadable PDF pattern for a women's nonstretch skirt sloper for a size range from 33" to 51" low hip. This sloper pattern is for woven fabrics without stretch. A sloper or fitting shell is not a typical sewing pattern, but a basic shell that contains very little ease, intended to aid in finding your necessary pattern adjustments for adapting other patterns, or for use as a basis for pattern drafting.

This sloper is a basic close fitting skirt with a center back seam and dart shaping in front and back. The sloper is 20" long. It includes only enough wearing ease for movement, and is intended to closely skim the body. The wearing ease included in the pattern is approximately .5" at the waist, and 1.5" at the low hip. It includes no seam or hem allowances.

You will receive PDF files for instant download with the pattern sizes nested as pictured above. There is a tiled PDF version with 9 pages for home printing, and a 36x24 sized single page PDF for having printed at a copy shop or through a pattern printing service. (Pdfplotting.com is a large format printer who has great pricing and an easy to use website for this kind of printing.) I've also included a 5 page PDF file with instructions, a measurement comparison worksheet and a chart of approximate finished sloper measurements to help with fitting and pattern adaptation.


Sizes are labeled with actual body measures. Choose the size that matches your full hip measurement. If your waist measurement and hip measurement correspond to different sizes, choose the size that matches the low hip and adjust the waist as needed.

(For my pattern sizing, I use body measurements in inches as the size label. I prefer to work with actual measurements because sizing conventions vary so much from brand to brand and country to country, and using specific measures eliminates some of the confusion that comes from vanity sizing and gradual industry shifts over time.)


To take body measurements, measure the waist at the narrowest point of the torso, usually at the level of the elbow, approximately 1” above the belly button. Measure the high hip approximately 4.5” below the waist (4” if petite, 5” if taller figured) and the low hip at the point of fullest circumference, approximately 8.5” below the waist (less if petite, more if taller figured), usually at the level where
the crease between hip and leg forms when the leg is raised.

If you'd like more information on how to work with and adapt your sloper and other resources, please visit my website:



These files will be available for instant download as soon as payment is received, and files can be opened with free Adobe software (available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/) or your preferred PDF software. To print your PDF file, print at a size setting of 100% (taking care to make sure that no scaling or fitting to page settings are automatically selected). If you would like to test your printer settings first, there is a test square on page 4 of the tiled pattern that will measure 2" in height and width when printed correctly. (To print only this page, adjust your printer selections so that it prints a single page, and enter 4 in the appropriate field.)

(Please note that copyshop large format pattern files are password protected and cannot be edited. They must be opened and printed using PDF software, such as Adobe PDF Reader. There is a note specifying this and granting permission to print for individual use on the pattern itself, should your printing service require it.)

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Great basic pattern block. Lots of design options can be built from this. Everything was scaled for printing with no adjustments needed.

CC Dec 19, 2022

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i haven't tried this one. It looks more fully explained than the bodice sloper, so maybe this one works better for beginners

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