When you purchase your plus size pattern, one alteration you may have to do is alter your shoulder slope. The shoulder slope is the angle of your shoulder from the base of your neck to your shoulder point.
How can you tell if you need to alter your pattern? If you have excess fabric or wrinkles between your shoulder point and the start of your bust, you need to lower your shoulder slope. If your fabric is pulling or straining between your shoulder point and the start of your bust, you need to raise your shoulder slope.
Not only do I have sloping shoulders, but they are very narrow. I’m going to show you how I alter my shoulder slope in 7 easy steps in the video below. This is not the only way to alter your shoulder, but I like it because it’s quick and uncomplicated.
Tools needed: tape measure, scissors, pencil, ruler, french curve or curved ruler.
Leave a comment below if you agree (or disagree) that these 7 steps are an easy way to alter your shoulder slope.