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#1 nzandynz

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Posted 26 November 2009 - 09:47 AM

I was wondering if anyone had any good resources on pattern grading specifically for shirts.
Anything which is online would be of great help of perhaps books.
The Jack Handford is out of Print and it is hard to find any resources.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Andy

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Posted 27 November 2009 - 03:22 PM

Do you need the pattern graded for production? Or, do you just want to learn grading, in general?

If it's a matter of production, don't task yourself. Just hire a pattern grader and ask them to consult with you on fit & the rules they would use for your project. If you want to learn, ask if they can be hired to tutor you.

Handford's book can be found for about $25 USD. And, Gerry Cooklin's book can be had for around $50 USD. Cooklin's is good if you need to understand how grade rules are developed. Executing the rules by Cooklin's method can feel awkward because the system is detailed. Handford's book is easier to execute; but, it lacks the details about why there's rounding in his grade rules.
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