Consistent Sizing: Grading ensures that a garment is available in a range of sizes that cater to different body types. By systematically increasing or decreasing the size of a base pattern, grading allows for consistent sizing across the entire size range of a particular apparel style. This helps to meet the diverse needs and preferences of consumers.
Proportional Fit: Grading maintains the proportions of a garment as it transitions from one size to another. Each size variation is carefully adjusted to ensure that the garment retains its intended style, shape, and design details. This ensures that the fit remains balanced and visually appealing across different sizes.
Efficient Production: Grading facilitates efficient production processes. Once the base pattern is graded, it can be used as a template for creating patterns in various sizes. This reduces the need for individually drafting or modifying patterns for each size, saving time and effort during the production phase.
Cost Savings: Grading allows for optimized fabric utilization and material efficiency. By grading patterns, manufacturers can maximize the use of fabric by cutting multiple sizes from a single marker, reducing fabric waste and minimizing production costs.