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  Basic Guide to Pattern Making  (E-Book)   This pattern making E-book is for all those who love to sew but don’t know where to start. With this e-book youwilllearn how to take measurement correctly, learn how to make the basic foundation … Continue reading

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How to Grade Dress Bodice and Sleeve

how to grade the pattern dress manufacturers and commercial pattern companies have set a basis for grading patterns to conform with the established standard measurements. the method of grading patterns is by shifting each pattern piece from point to point … Continue reading

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How to Grade Dress Bodice and Sleeve

(junior petite and teen sizes) dress manufacturers and commercial pattern companies have agreed on a list of body measurements for junior petite figures, ranging in sizes 3,5,7,9 and 11, and for the teens in sizes 10, 12, 14 and 16. … Continue reading

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How to Grade Half Sizes

Darts, Tucks and Grading style 1 – front with side darts this style features side and waist darts which give it a smoother fit over the bust. using the bodice front foundation, make a side dart in pattern as follows: … Continue reading

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How to Grade Blouse Sleeve

how to draft the sleeve 1 and 2 using the dress sleeve foundation, take out the elbow dart by making a tuck in back of sleeve to nothing in front; then draw straight lines from elbow to wrist at each … Continue reading

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How to Grade Women’s Sizes 36 -38

The grade from 36 to 38 is very much the same as the grade from 16 to 18, the difference being an extra grade in the front over the bust, from shoulder bust, from shoulder seam to waistline. this grade … Continue reading

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How to Grade the Dolman Sleeve

chart shows where and how much pattern is graded from size 16 to 18. the grade of th waist length is similar to the grade of the kimono sleeve pattern. the entire 1/4” grade is made near the top of … Continue reading

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How to Grade Sleeves

Kimono – Raglan – Dolman sleeve grading grading the kimono sleeve chart shows how pattern is graded from size 16 to 18. when grading the front and back 1/4” longer in the waist, th increase must be made near the … Continue reading

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How to Grade Skirts

3 styles (16 to 18) style 1 (2-piece skirt) The increase from 16 to 18 is 2” around waist and hip, or 1” from center front to center back. chart shows where and how much pattern is increased from 16 … Continue reading

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How to Grade Jacket and Coat

Grading (16 to 18) style 1 chart shows where and how much jacket pattern is graded from size 16 to 18. the entire increase of the underarm grade is given at the side of the front because the underarm seam … Continue reading

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