Grading is the process of creating an agreed range of sizes prior to manufacturing. Usually, this stage comes after your garment pattern has been fully developed and tested. This is normally done by making and agreeing on the first sample production, then by fit testing and implementing any necessary amendments.
We would advise that you do not request us to grade any pattern until you are 100% sure that it is perfect, with regards to the fit, design and details of construction. If you are not sure about any of the above, please consult your pattern maker or sample machinist before the pattern is graded. Alternatively, we could offer our pattern cutting, pattern checking and sampling services that are intended to check a pattern and specifically avoid above problems prior grading.
We can supply you with either digitally or manually graded patterns, to your own size specifications, as well as help you to develop your company grading rules and size charts. Each of the pattern grading methods have their own pros and cons, and we would be happy to discuss with you which method is the most suitable for your individual company.
Our grading charges are based on the number of pattern pieces and sizes. Minimum charge is for grading of three sizes and 1-4 pattern pieces, consistent grade; it includes pattern digitising, patterns plotted on a premium grade white paper and a digital file in DXF. RUL. format. There is a 10% surcharge for each size of unconsistent/jump grades.
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Additionally, we can provide you with either a full sized or a mini marker to help you lower your fabric costs.
Please Get in touch or call 020 8930 8308 to discuss our Grading Services. We also offer Sample Production, Pattern Cutting and Garment Production services for fashion designers and independent boutiques.