August 27, 2017

How to start a clothing brand?

We get many inquiries about the process of starting a clothing brand and how you translate sketches into garments, below is a step by step guide covering the stages of production: – Research Initial research will include both the design concept, trends, fabric as well as market research. – Sketches Illustrations or technical drawings will […]

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August 27, 2017

London 2012 Olympic Games UK

The most highly publicised event Grade House have worked towards was the Olympic Openeing Ceremony of London 2012. We worked with independent London based pattern cutters to grade some of the patterns that were worn as costumes through out the Danny Boyle directed ceremony.   London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony Some of the costumes are […]

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August 27, 2017

What are the industry standard grading rules?

Many of our customers ask us; what are the industry standard grading rules for garment making or more specifically what are the mens pattern grading rules / ladies pattern grading rules? The simple answer is an industry standard grading system for the UK does not exist. Much in the same way as there is not […]

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August 22, 2017

What is pattern grading?

Pattern grading is the process of turning base size or sample size patterns into additional sizes using a size specification sheet or grading increments. This can be done manually or digitally using computerized pattern cutting software. The increments used are referred to as garment grading rules, and there are different grading rules for each specific […]

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