--- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com
, "unclrashid" <unclrashid@...> wrote:
> --- In SCA-Garb@yahoogroups.com, "borderlands15213"
> <borderlands15213@> wrote:
> > Rashid can refine this definition, I think, but a 'sloper' is in
> > essence a two-dimensional map of your three-dimensional body---or
> > perhaps I should say that's how it's used.
> > You alter the pattern to fit *your* body, pattern ease and all;
> > fitting is done on your figure whether that's your physical body
> > your dress-making dummy.
> No, I wouldn't change your definition, it's an excellent one.
> But I do feel that there is something needed that modern tailoring
> and dressmaking have no word for... It would be like a sloper,
> unlike a sloper which is a map of the "normal" shape of your body,
> you need a sloper for your body as it will be modified by the way
> your corset will hold you in and up. <<<snipped>>>
Ah, but you have refined it, and I thank you for it!
I'd been thinking that for the purposes of late-period garb, we'd be
talking about a sloper/period sloper-equivalent to use over the
corseted/bodyes-ed figure, but I didn't state that expressly. I
ought to have done so, instead of just assuming either that
everyone's going to follow my unstated extension of logic, or read
my mind. (I *was* visualizing it, I swear!)
You've defined and explained it, Rashid, so all we really need now
is a term, a name.
I've used "Period Sloper-Equivalent," which we could
abbreviate "PSE" unless that stands for something...not nice that I
don't know about (I'm really poor at interpreting acronyms!) Other
suggestions are welcome.
Yseult the Gentle