Construction of Garments Patterns | Description of Apparel Patterns Instruction

Instruction of garments pattern:
Following instruction must be marked on apparel pattern, to enable the garment to be made up correctly: -
  1. Style Number.
  2. Name of the part
  3. Size ( it will show you how to find your size on a pattern finished garment measurements)
  4. Grain Line: All patterns must have grain lines. It indicates the length direction of fabrics, i.e. during marker making all patterns must be placed to the length direction.
  5. Balance Mark: Used to ensure patterns are sewn together at the correct points.
  6. Construction Lines: These include button holes, pocket placing etc.
Garments pattern
Fig: Garments pattern
Garment Patterns Construction:
  1. Manual Method.
  2. By Computer (CAD).
Principles of Pattern Making:
A garment sewing patterns or garment fabric & patterns draft is developed by calculating, taking account of the following measurements: -
  1. Direct Sample.
  2. Specification Sheet/ Measurement Chart.
  3. Actual body size measurements.
  4. Easy Allowances.
  5. Sewing Allowance.
Pattern Draft:
A pattern draft is a diagrammatic representation of the way a garment is constructed. The objective of pattern draft is to develop a sample garment.

Pattern Sets:
Different sizes of pattern for a particular style are called pattern sets, e.g. L.M.S.

Production Pattern:
The pattern is which are used for huge production is called production pattern.

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