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Pattern design construction for ladies' made‐to‐measure outerwear: Part III: Strategies for made‐to‐measure patterns

T. Bond (Senior lecturer in CAD/CAM Systems, Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitian University)
S.C. Liao (PhD student of Pattern Design Construction, studying at Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University)
J.P. Turner (Principal lecturer in Computer Applications, Hollings Faculty, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management

ISSN: 1361-2026

Article publication date: 1 March 2000

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Abstract

Prior to implementing computerised pattern alterations for figuration on a commercial CAD system, a large database with reference to the standard graded patterns, the alteration movements and relevant information needs to be generated. There are many difficulties in creating grade rules and alteration movements, especially for the bust suppression and the shaped sleeve. In order to obtain sophisticated patterns with a good fit for MTM (made‐to‐measure) clothing, the authors' pattern alteration technique is a combination of pattern design construction and grading. The procedure is divided into ten stages and the practical verification was carried out in the form of seven case studies. In addition, drafting rules on the MicroFit system for automatic pattern generation are demonstrated by converting the numerical grade rules created on the GGT AccuMark system into body‐related formulae.

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Bond, T., Liao, S.C. and Turner, J.P. (2000), "Pattern design construction for ladies' made‐to‐measure outerwear: Part III: Strategies for made‐to‐measure patterns", Journal of Fashion Marketing and Management, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 201-221. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb022591

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MCB UP Ltd

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