Concepts of Pattern Grading: Techniques for Manual and Computer Grading / Edition 2

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This well-illustrated, 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, 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. Concepts are also applicable to grading men's and children's patterns. The second edition has been reorganized to be more user-friendly, with completed grading charts and practice exercises spread throughout the chapters.
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It is well written, informative, and I believe superior to other books.

I haven't found any other book that is current in comparing manual grading to computer grading that is still in print. It is a PERFECT book for the market niche.

The book's approach fits exactly with my course needs. It is simple, easy to read and straight to the point.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563676970
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 1/28/2009
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 220
  • Sales rank: 847,373
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy K. Mullet is an associate professor at Oregon State University, US.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables

Ch. 1 Pattern Grading Fundamentals 1

Ch. 2 Pattern Grading Terminology 13

Ch. 3 Grading on the Cartesian Graph 20

Ch. 4 Manual, Machine, and Computer Grading 30

Ch. 5 Grading the Basic Pattern Blocks 42

Ch. 6 Sleeve/Bodice Combinations 68

Ch. 7 Design Variations 78

Ch. 8 Grading with Multiple x, y Axes 92

Ch. 9 Grading Stretch Garments 105

Ch. 10 Grading from Garment Specifications 119

Ch. 11 Alphanumeric Grading from Specifications 146

App. A Rationale for a Simplified Grading System Based on PS 42-70 Grade Guide 157

App. B ASTM D 5586-01 Standard Table for Body Measurements for Women Aged 55 and Older (Misses Figure Type) 178

App. C ASTM D 5585-95 Standard Table of Body Measurements for Adult Female Misses Figure Type, Sizes 2 To 20 199

App. D Pattern Grading Aids 208

Glossary 212

Index 217

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