Laying the Pattern, Marking and Cutting
Dress designing is an art which includes aspects like preparation of fabric dress patterning, marking, cutting and sewing. Each of these aspects need to done with great care. In garment making, a pattern is the outline of a garment pattern in then traced onto fabric before cutting the fabric. Patterns are usually made of paper, and are sometimes made of sturdier materials. Pattern made of cardboards can withstand repeated use. Laying the pattern, marking and cutting are three important aspects in dress designing and construction. Pattern laying refers to the placement of pattern a fabric. The process of marking or cutting patterns is sometimes referred to as Patternmaking.
A sloper pattern (home sewing) or block pattern (industrial production) is a custom- fitted, basic pattern from which patterns for many different styles can be developed. The process of changing the size of bigger or smaller a finished pattern to either is called grading. Marking includes a aspects like transferring the pattern lines on the fabric and cutting explains the method of piecing the fabric into patterns similar to that of paper pattern. It can be rightly called the life line of apparel design and construction.