This is a free, casual bodice sloper pattern meant for children. What is a sloper?

There is no ease added to this draft. Use the bust/chest ease and across back ease values to add wearing or design ease.

The shirt will draft to the hip level, but uses the bust/chest as the width. If the hips are wider, this may not fit properly without added ease.

You can adjust the armhole drop, which is 1/2" / 1.5cm by default. This is suggested for heights of 31.5-45.5" / 80-116cm. Increase to 0.6" / 1.75 for heights of 48-55" / 122-140cm and .75" / 2cm for heights over 57.5" / 146.

If a sleeve length isn't specified, it will draft to the full overarm length. The wrist width is determined by the wrist measurement.

This garment includes the following patterns:

  • 86-Bodice Sloper Child Front
  • 87-Bodice Sloper Child Back
  • 95-Sleeve Sloper Child


Time Period:

• Basic measurements • Detailed measurements

Required Measurements

  • Across Back
  • Armhole Length
  • Center Back to Waist
  • Chest / Bust
  • Height
  • Neck
  • Overarm Length
  • Waist to Hip
  • Wrist