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Pattern-Grading Basics

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In Threads #174 (August/September 2014), Connie Crawford shares the secrets behind the very useful technique of grading a pattern by hand.

Knowing how to grade patterns by hand is an essential skill for any patternmaker, whether professional or home sewer. Even professional pattern graders learn this hand-grading technique before they move on to grading by computer.

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