TYPES OF PATTERNS ON PAPER
There are different types of paper patterns which are
· Standardised paper pattern
· Individual paper pattern
· Block paper pattern
· Graded paper pattern
· Commercial paper pattern
The standardised paper pattern is pre-pared using standard body measurements. This will suit a group of people with the specific chest measurements. This method is followed in training and tailor-ing schools (Figure 10.1).
Individual paper patterns are prepared using measurements of a particular per-son. It is done at home and some tailor shops. It is used to produce customized dresses (Figure 10.2).
Block paper patterns are prepared with thick cardboards of the standardized body measurements. These patterns are mostly used in the garment industry to cut bulk amount of garment in less time. These patterns are stored for further use also (Figure 10.3).
Graded paper patterns are prepared of five consecutive sizes (Example : 100, 110, 120, 130, 140 cm measurements) in one single pattern. The required size is traced and cut from this pattern sheet and used. These paper patterns help one to increase or decrease a paper pat-tern. These patterns are very useful for designers (Figure 10.4).
Commercial paper pattern are the ready-made patterns, available in shops for all body measurements. These come with instruction manuals and step by step guidelines about selection of fabric, preparation of fabric, marking, cutting and steps for sewing. Butter paper or tracing papers are used for the preparation of commercial paper patterns. Garment variation is also seen in some com-mercial patterns. The patterns are placed in envelopes with pictures of the garments on models and fabric combination in which the garment will look good (Figure 10.5).
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