Concepts of Pattern Grading Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-09-24
  • Publisher: Fairchild Books

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This step-by-step introduction to grading combines the theory of pattern grading with its practical applications. After presenting the x, y orientation to familiarize readers with the concepts of computer grading and using the Cartesian graph, the text takes a holistic approach, integrating anthropometry, size specifications, and grade guides into the grading process for women's garments with emphasis on maintaining fit and style sense.

New to this Edition:
- Expanded discussion of computer grading technology including Optitex, Gerber, Lectra, and Tukatech software
- 20% new end-of-chapter exercises
- Includes more than 200 illustrations and 85 tables for grade rules, measurement charts and garment specifications
- Added discussion on grading from specifications and development of tolerances
- Instructor's Guide and Test Bank provide answers to exercises, completed and blank grade rule tables, grade charts for different base sizes and projects for further research

Concepts of Pattern Grading STUDIO:
- Study smarter with self-quizzes featuring scored results and personalized study tips
- Review concepts with flashcards of terms and definitions
- Practice your skills with extra exercises

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Author Biography

Kathy K. Mullet is an associate professor at Oregon State University, USA. She is co-author of The Busines of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing and Marketing (Fairchild, 2011).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Pattern Grading Fundamentals
Chapter 2 Pattern Grading Terminology
Chapter 3 Grading on the Cartesian Graph
Chapter 4 Manual, Machine, and Computer Grading
Chapter 5 Grading the Basic Pattern Blocks
Chapter 6 Sleeve/Bodice Combinations
Chapter 7 Design Variations
Chapter 8 Grading Using Multiple x, y Axes
Chapter 9 Grading Stretch Garments
Chapter 10 Grading from Garment Specifications
Chapter 11 Alphanumeric Grading from Specifications
Appendix A Rationale for a Simplified Grading System Based on PS 42-70 Grade Guide
APPENDIX B ASTM D 5586-01 Standard Table for Body Measurements for Women Aged 55 and Older (Misses Figure Type)
Appendix C ASTM D 5585-95 Standard Table of Body Measurements for Adult Female Misses Figure Type, Sizes 2 To 20
Appendix D Pattern Grading Aids

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