ADVANTAGES OF PAPER PATTERNS
A correct pattern will result in good fit.
A pattern prepared on thick paper or card board
can be preserved and re-used for a long time.
Basic patterns can be modified to pro-duce
patterns for complicated designs. (Example: the basic bodice front pat-tern can
be modified for a bodice with yoke design).
A paper pattern can be used to make new patterns
of the same design by enlarging or reducing the size of the paper pattern. This
is done by a scien-tific method called “grading”.
It is easier and quicker to cut using a paper
pattern than drafting straight on the fabric.
A paper pattern enables us to cut a gar-ment with
a minimum amount fabric. One can find out the most economical way of cutting
the fabric by placing the paper pattern on top and trying differ-ent ways
Drafting mistakes can be corrected in the pattern
Patterns can be modified according to the recent
trends in clothing.