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Grading Patterns

Dragana2 | Posted in Patterns on

Hello to all my best friends, the sewing guru’s.

Anytime I cannot find something or get an answer, I turn to Gatherings – and without fail, someone knows something.

Ok, this time I need to find an online course for Pattern Grading or have some good books recommended. I tried manual grading and did not enjoy it. Prefer to grade on the computer but do not fully understand how to set the grade rules and it also gets harder when you have different designer lines. The software program I have, I can get technical help on it but not a lesson on grading. If anyone know anything, please let me know. I will be foreever grateful.







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    artfulenterprises | | #1

    I own all three of these. (Just bought this one because it came highly recommended by my ptrnmkg software instructor): "Grading Techniques for Modern Design" by Jeanne Price
    (I can't speak to it's effectiveness since my order for the book has not yet arrived)

    The second book is very thorough but requires a lot of wading through statistics, which are informative but not necessarily what i would choose to do. Although I must say this book was the most helpful over the long run: "Concepts of Pattern Grading" by Moore, Mullet and Young

    The third book is supposed to be the "bible" of the garment industry. It is basic and covers all the bases but I found it dated and maybe not as pertinent for today's market:
    "Professional Pattern Grading for Women's, Men's and Children's Apparel" by Jack Handford

    Good luck on your quest.

    Edited 5/2/2007 1:35 am ET by artfulenterprises

    1. Dragana2 | | #2

      Thank you so much.

      I also read that the Jack Hanford was the bible - good to see another point of view.

      Please keep me informed of you views on the new book when you get it.




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