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This well-illustrated, step-by-step introduction to grading combines the theory of pattern grading with its practical applications. This text presents the x, y orientation to familiarize readers with the concepts of computer grading. It 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. Concepts are also applicable to grading men's and children's patterns. The second edition has been re-organized to be more user-friendly, with completed grading charts and practice exercises spread throughout the chapters. New to this Edition: -- A How-to guide for pattern grading -- More focus placed on the grading process, rather than the end-result. -- Completed grading charts and practice exercises throughout the text. -- Expanded discussion of the process of developing a grading system. -- New coverage of grading design variations. -- Updated info on Anthropometric Surveys. -- More sizes and coverage of crossing grades for basic pattern blocks. -- CD-Rom includes blank grading charts that students can print out and save for future use or hand in as class assignments.
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Contents: -- Pattern Grading Fundamentals -- Pattern Grading Terminology -- Grading on the Cartesian Graph -- Manual, Machine, and Computer Grading -- Grading the Basic Pattern Blocks -- Sleeve/Bodice Combinations -- Design Variations -- Grading Using Multiple x, y axis -- Grading Stretch Garments -- Grading from Garment Specifications -- Alphanumeric Grading from Specifications -- Instructor's Guide provides answers to exercises, completed grade rule tables, and projects for further research

About the Author

Carolyn L. Moore has taught textile science and apparel courses since 1980, most recently at Radford University. She has had works published in the Clothing and Textile Research Journal and the Journal of Home Economics. Kathy K. Mullet is associate professor at Oregon State University. Her research area has been in functional sportswear design and she has consulted for Perception, Wilderness Systems, and Innovative Sports. Margaret Prevatt Young is a designer at Wolff-Fording & Co. She has taught courses on fashion illustration, draping, and pattern grading.

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