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What is Pattern Grading- Pattern Grading Techniques

Updated: Jul 10, 2021

The term pattern grading can evoke visions of complicated measurements and elegant rules, but once the concept is understood, the process is very easy to use, especially with this method. The purpose of grading is important for maintaining the shape, fit, balance, and to change the size of a pattern as per the requirement.

There are different methods are used to making a beautiful custom design dress. Here discussed some important steps of grading method, measurement, and formulas to start your design easy & quick way.

Whether you want to design your own pattern or a small line of clothing, grading is one of the most important tools for it. Once you made your grading with perfect measurement, you will be able to take your sewing to the next level.

Grading is to fit a range of body types and sizes from one base pattern style.

Cut-and-Spread Method

This is one of the easiest methods in pattern grading. First, you cut and spread or cut and overlap your pattern to the appropriate measurement. Initially, you should have scissors, tape, a pencil, and a ruler that breaks down every inch with you.

It is as simple as that!

Pattern Shifting

Up, down, left, and right, these are the basics of pattern shifting.

This method is almost equal to the cut-and-spread method but without the small pieces.

Establishing the Grade

To establish the grade, you will need to determine the pattern. It’s good to take half of a pattern.

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