Pattern Grading course success!

Are you a garment technician, pattern cutter, setting up your own fashion label or simply making clothes as a hobby? When producing a collection one of the key elements is to ensure accurate fit across all sizes. This was even highlighted in the most recent FC Fashion Meetup by Buying Director, Jigsaw, Shailina Parti who stressed that the creation of the perfect fit was one of the four focal points when creating a brand.

Grading is a highly technical skill that allows you to produce multiple sized patterns for any basic block whilst retaining the style and fit. To understand the terminology and processes involved is highly beneficial, whether you are a designer communicating with your manufacturer or a garment technician needing to understand the implications of your fit comments.

The Pattern Grading Course with Maggie Stott teaches the basic principles of pattern grading by introducing manual pattern grading for womenswear covering a bodice, skirt, sleeve and trouser

Toya recently took the two day course and commented:

‘I was very happy with the course. The content was excellent and Maggie is obviously a wonderful and experienced teacher who balanced a nice atmosphere with individual needs whilst keeping the pace well.’

Topics include:

  • Grading terminology

  • Basic distribution of increments

  • Reading a spec sheet

  • How to grade a  bodice and sleeve

  • How to grade trousers

  • How to grade a variety of classic styles

  • Planning a grade – grade distribution on a variety of styles

  • Asymmetric and complex styles

  • Raglan / Grown on sleeve

  • Halter neck and strapless style

To express your interest in the next pattern grading course at the FTA please email education@fashion-enter.com