Definitions of Fashion Terms
Basic Pattern, Sloper, Block Used interchangeably to mean a pattern that serves as a basis for other
patterns. It is manipulated and traced, or copied and cut apart, observing
specific rules, without changing the original fit of the pattern.
Master Pattern A pattern developed from a Basic Pattern for a frequently used style. It has
no seam allowances or style details. These patterns save design time.
Styled Pattern A complete pattern for a specific garment with all its style details. Seam
allowances can be added, if desired.
Production Pattern The complete patterns for an entire size range. All details are . . .