Pattern Grading Approaches – Assessment of Grade Rules and Fit as Applied to Merchandise

dc.contributor.author Dragoo, Sheri
dc.date 2018-10-19T02:10:45.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T05:30:43Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T05:30:43Z
dc.date.issued 2013-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Over the past decades, as the population has changed in sizing, company fit structures have changed to accompany this growth. Company grades rule charts have shifted to generally accommodate a population that is growing larger, both bigger and taller (Smith & Norris, 2004). In addition to this fit shift, there is continued discussion over the use of vanity sizing strategies of contemporary apparel manufacturers. Whether companies are exercising accurate conveyance of anthropometric population growth, or vanity sizing, these changes filter down through the design and production processes of a company. Hence, while teaching grading in fashion design and production classes, a clear understanding of the meaning of grade rules is critical to success in the fitting functions of pattern-making. For production managers, application of accurate grade rules translates to sales in the extended size ranges, thus impacting the bottom line of a company. The purpose of the study was to include students in the active learning process to 1) gain greater appreciation for the translation of grade rules to apparel in various size categories, 2) compare and contrast grade rule use by various companies, and 3) evaluate similarities or differences between companies and grading strategies.</p>
dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/itaa_proceedings/2013/presentations/4/
dc.identifier.articleid 2377
dc.identifier.contextkey 11911265
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dc.identifier.submissionpath itaa_proceedings/2013/presentations/4
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/50389
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dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Business
dc.subject.disciplines Fashion Design
dc.subject.disciplines Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
dc.subject.keywords pattern grading
dc.subject.keywords fit
dc.subject.keywords grade rules
dc.title Pattern Grading Approaches – Assessment of Grade Rules and Fit as Applied to Merchandise
dc.type event
dc.type.genre event
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