Grading is the sizing up or down of master patterns to create a size range. For example, most samples and patterns start at a fit model size medium. Once perfected, the pattern can be sized in virtually any range you need. Some factories may require graded patterns, or may do it themselves.
We grade our patterns by hand at the cost of *$10 per PIECE per SIZE, or with Adobe Illustrator at a rate of $75 per hour. When hand grading becomes too daunting, we can outsource the project to some affiliates to save on time and costs. We can also supply markers and digital copies of your grades.
As always, contact your manufacturer to see what they require.
*Depending on how difficult and how detailed the design is.