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Pattern Grading And Resizing Made Easy

Do you have a design for one size and body type, but want to make that design pattern available for a whole spectrum of sizes and body types? If your answer is an emphatic yes, our easy pattern grading services are here to help you. 

Nothing is as crucial to your business than to be able to make your designs as widely available to every person who wants to buy and wear what you have created. Unless you have the right mix of experience and technology at your disposal, grading done right and on a large scale might be out of your reach. You don't have to be an expert at everything…so let us take care of your pattern grading and pattern resizing needs. 

 We can take any particular design you have – for any shirt, pants, skirts, dresses,and even bikinis– and make it available for all sizes and body types. That saves you a lot of hassle, time and money.We’ve been helping satisfied customers in the apparel garment industry for more than 25 years, and counting, with pattern grading services, among other things. And we are looking forward to helping you grade up or grade down, following the appropriate grade rules for any and all patterns and designs that you and your clients might have. 

We’d love to get started on your pattern grading order as soon as possible. All you have to do is submit your pattern resizing project to us any time of the day and week, from anywhere in the world. Just click the Get Started Now button below…and we’ll get started working on your order right here in Los Angeles, California.

Pattern Grading And Resizing Services

Pattern Grading Explained

Making a sample size for a dress is the easy part. The challenge is making it so the dress style and fit are the same for all sizes and shapes of bodies. Of course, you want the dress to have the same style and fit no matter who is wearing it.

 Pattern grading is the technique of making sure that dress looks right whether it is in size 1 on a slim body or size 16 on a fuller plus-size body type. Pattern grading takes a base size or sample size – typically a size 6 – and translates the pattern into various sizes using a size specification sheet or grading increments. “Increments” are referred to as garment grading rules. The bottom line is that pattern grading has become a bit of a lost art. 

A skilled grader – that’s us – sees and understands the nuances of a particular garment with an understanding of how it should look on all shapes and sizes…and grades the garment accordingly. If it isn’t done right, your apparel won’t look right. Whether you fully understand the art and science of grading, we’ll get it done right for you…every time. Let the experts take care of your pattern grading needs today.

The Importance Of Grading And Resizing To The Apparel Industry

Design is but one aspect of bringing garments and apparel to production. Pattern grading and pattern resizing are key in the textile and apparel industry. In fact, pattern grading and pattern resizing are what made the commercial pattern printing industry possible in the first place. 

Pattern grading is what makes it possible for more than one size of a design to be duplicated while maintaining the original design, dimensions, shape, fit, balance, and style of say a particular bikini top. Apparel designs without pattern grading, up and down, is pointless, unless everybody just happened to be the same size and shape. Get professional graded patterns from the experts today.

The Indispensable Benefits Of Pattern Grading Your Designs

If your aim is to make your garment designs available to as many people as possible, then you can’t afford not to grade your patterns. Pattern grading promises to – 

 • Make sure your garments will fit the size market you are targeting…ensuring that any garment retains its theme and design across all body types and sizes. 

• Provide more options for people with bigger body measurements…because not all garments have a perfect fit going up without proper grading. 

• Ensure every design that you create will fit every type of body…making it simple and cheaper to produce designs for large swaths of potential customers making your designs more widely available and affordable right here. Making Your Designs More Widely Available And Affordable Right Here

Do I Grade Or Alter A Pattern? What’s The Difference?

Excellent questions! To answer, let us ask this: Who is your design supposed to fit? Is it a bespoke garment for a particular customer? Or is it as many people as possible in a specific demographic and market space? 

If your goal is to target as many people as possible to sell your designs to then grading is essential. If you are custom designing for an individual, then you will merely be required to alter, or resize, your design and patterns to fit as necessary. 

 Garment pattern grading focuses on increasing or decreasing the size of your garment pattern to fit all types of shapes and sizes of people. 

Garment pattern alteration – or pattern resizing – is used to fit a garment to one person’s body type, figure, and shape.  

Shirts and tops Pattern Grading

Let us grade you t-shirt and shirt patterns. You can rest easy knowing that every t-shirt pattern design we grade will maintain the correct fit, shape, balance, and scale across all body types and sizes of the original design. 

We can take the headache out of pattern grading for any kind of top, t-shirt or hoodie design you can think up. All you do is provide us with your shirt design, and we'll do the rest – grading shirts to multiple sizes and shirts digitizing is our business.

Click below so we can get started with your shirt grading order…right away. Shirt And Top Grading Made Easy And Affordable Right Here.

pants And Shorts pattern grading

Eliminate the chances of error in sizes. Make sure your pants designs are scaled correctly to fit everybody who would want to wear them. Your business depends on it. 

We’ll be happy to get you up to speed on the grading rules and measurements we’ll need to make it so you can mass produce – to specification – all sizes and shapes of pants for all shapes and sizes of customers. 

Good design is half of it. Good fitting garments is the other part that will keep customers wanting to buy the same brand year after year. 

By employing grading rules, and considering the waist-hip circumference and length, any pant can be scaled to grade up and grade down for all your market. Get Started With Pants And Shorts Pattern Grading.

skirts pattern grading

By skirt grading, we mean the measurement of the skirt pattern in proportion to the actual size. By properly grading a skirt – whether increasing or decreasing the size – the style, look and aesthetic feel of the skirt remains the same. 

 A skirt that has been correctly graded will be instantly recognizable by its design on a size 4 or a size 8 – or at any other size for that matter. Nothing will be lost in translation, so to speak. 

Maybe you have a skirt design that needs to be updated to agree with current fashion trends. That means an alteration is in order. With the alteration complete, then the design is ready to grade up and grade down as required. Thus, your design can be adapted to change with demand, but retain its original look. Easy skirts grading starts here 

dresses pattern grading

As with all other types of garments, we provide services grading dresses of any style. We’ll take your design, and with a little input from you, our pattern graders can generate all the patterns you and the market need to fill out all retail orders. 

You can count on us to hit the proportions just right through the correct use of grading rules. You can trust that the graded patterns and proportions will be resized perfectly. Quick Dresses Grading Solutions Are Ready for You 

bikinis and swimming tops pattern grading

So, you have designed the next eye-popping bikini set that is ready to take the beach and poolside apparel industry by storm. What now?You need to get it graded – resized for all shapes and dimensions. 

Whether you want to make your awesome bikini pattern graded up or down – maybe both – and create your own personal line of bikini clothing…you cannot look past grading your pattern.

We'll make sure that your bikini design and pattern retains an ideal fit and shape at all sizes. With multiple sizes imbued with the right shape, fit, balance, style, and details, you'll be ready to take your bikini business to the next level. And we can make that happen for you. All you have to do is click below. I’m Ready To Grade My Bikini And Swimsuit Patterns Today. 


My pattern maker graded my pattern what is wrong?

We do not check any graded patterns nor we can tell you if your pattern maker graded your patterns correctly.  Usually,  the best person to grade your pattern is a pattern grader who specializes in the art of pattern sizing and has a well rounded pattern grading background.  Pattern graders follow your grading instructions to grade a specific design so if you think your measurements are odd or pattern shapes look distorted it would be a good idea to pay a small fee for pattern grading consultation services and regrade all your patterns with a trustworthy company.

I have 20 pieces in my design just grade 2 pieces only.

We do not grade incomplete patterns. By just grading 2 pieces you are complicating your life and the grading process. Grading just 2 pieces in your design first and trying to grade the remaining of your pattern pieces later will delay the grading process, be more difficult and cost more money due to the time we need to take to backtrack  and calculate grading used on your previous pattern pieces.  

 Can you measure and create specs from my production?

Yes, We can. If you have not yet established industry standard charts for your designs we can take the time to measure every single garment you have and create grading rules base on the proportions of your garments that you been producing.

Do you have standard grading charts for my design?

No, we don't. No all garments measured from our clients have the same grading charts even if they all cover the same population or market in the garment industry. Each grading chart is customized according to your needs, costumers or buyers placing orders to buy your designs.  

We are currently working on some excel spread sheets that contain grading formulas that will allow you to grade your design automatically by inputting your base size measurements and  grade automatically all your other sizes. These spread sheets will be available for sale in the next few weeks and it will be a basic spread sheet containing core body points needed to grade just about any design or product.

I have a pair of jeans can you create grading rules?

Yes, we can. However you will need to provide us with a set of sizes from the same design to be able to measure and establish your own grading rules.

What CAD system do you use for pattern grading?

We use the latest state of the art Gerber CAD System to grade all  of our costumers patterns.  

How do I submit my pattern files to be graded?

How soon can you have my patterns graded?

We can have all your patterns graded as soon as next business day. However, keep in mind that we always have work in process meaning we also have other clients patterns that need to be graded, so timing will be established according the the amount of work load we have and the day and time that we receive all your patterns.

How much is the price or cost to grade a pattern?

To see pattern grading pricing :

1)  Go to pattern grading product category list here and on the left side of your screen select Example: (Shirts and Tops) 

2).Now, to your right of your screen you will be presented with a group of pattern grading options with pricing listed under each product. 

Please notethat you pay a flat fee according to the amount of pattern pieces contained in your design Example:Your T-shirt design has 5 pattern pieces you must select pattern grading option (1-6 PCS)which covers your 5 pattern pieces included in that option.

I am ready to grade my patterns how do I get started?

To get started :

1).Go to our pattern grading options by following this link here 

2).On the left side of your screen select the pattern grading products that needs to be graded Example:(Shirts and Tops) 

3).Enter your measurements for length and width and we will grade up or down your design according to your own specifications that's it!



Pattern Grading Shirts Review

Best shirt Grading by far. I have used other graders services but non match SPM quality and services available online.

Mor Assouline| VP of Accounts at PracticePanther Law

Pattern Grading Dresses Review

Exactly what you're looking for. Several options to grade patterns including grading dresses pattern. Truly recommend their grading services to anyone.

Cristine N.|Apparel Production Coordinator

Pattern Grading Jeans Review

Great grading service and reasonably priced. Live in Canada and needed a reliable service that could grade my patterns online!

james l. Men's Jeans Designer

Pattern Grading Blouses Review

Love my graded shirts! Easily graded shirts patterns with Smart Pattern Making Online Platfom! 

Jessica Perey|Director of Payroll Operations at AmCheck

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  • We’ll save you money and time. Our services are specifically tailored for those who want to bring a design to production but don't have the huge budget to pay a bunch of salaries reaching into the thousands of dollars.

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