Grade patterns to create the perfect size for you. Learn two simple, accurate methods of hand grading and ensure that no pattern is off limits!
Increase or decrease the size of any pattern while staying true to the fit, proportions and design details of the original. Master the basics as you grade down a multi-size bodice pattern, including the armscye, neckline and darts. Then, grade up a multi-size pants pattern with tips for grading the crotch point, adjusting darts and working with pockets and waistbands. Take your skills further as you grade down a single-size, sleeveless top pattern, then grade up a single-size skirt pattern. Learn to grade darts, seams, notches, facings and collars on single-size patterns.