Are you seeking to engineer patterns for improved garment fit and efficient production? [TC]² offers 3 training days in apparel patternmaking, grading, and marker making condensed from our popular Pattern Development and Grading for Fit seminars.
This seminar focuses on major steps from first pattern to production marker. Participants will draft a women’s pants sloper from body measurements, use two flat pattern techniques to manipulate scaled slopers, develop grade rules for one upper and one lower body garment, make a scaled marker, and study key product development terms. Maintaining style intent through the process will be emphasized.
Why is it so hard to find a well-fitting pair of pants? Have you noticed that some pants styles fit certain people better than others? Is it true that higher priced pants fit better than lower priced pants? Is it necessary to sacrifice comfort for fit?
These questions and more will be studied with examples of patterns, bodies, and garments. We will explore why good fit can be subjective, demonstrate approaches to resolve fit issues, and teach methods for achieving good fit.
Seminar participants will work collaboratively on practical exercises for learning and practicing steps of managing fit issues. The seminar’s small size and flexible format encourage ample opportunities for participant interaction.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? The seminar is specifically designed for technical designers and product developers working in retail environments. Attendees should understand apparel terminology and patternmaking.
[TC]²’s most popular in-house seminar, Intro to Apparel Manufacturing, offers an overview of the entire manufacturing process with numerous hands-on exercises. Topics covered include: textile fundamentals, fiber formation and fabric design, fabric characteristics, pattern and marker development, material utilization, spreading and cutting exercises, costing, and much more. Key apparel terms and concepts are featured, along with standard terminology for seam and stitch formations.
Don’t miss this opportunity to establish common ground for all members of the supply chain. Attending this seminar will allow fabric and trim suppliers to better understand their customer needs, and brands and retailers will recognize not only the manufacturing constraints, but also the cost drivers within the design-manufacture-delivery process. Newcomers to sewn products manufacturing can gain a firm understanding of processes required for finished goods.
The program is designed for Customer/Vendor Partnership Teams, Quality Assurance Specialists, Engineering Trainees, Management Trainees, Retail Managers, and Production Planners.
COURSE SCHEDULE: The seminar will be held at [TC]², 5651 Dillard Dr., Cary, NC, and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day.
For additional information or to register, use our contact form.
By Dr. David Bruner, [TC]²
Elaine Polvinen, Professor at Buffalo State College, authors a prominent blog covering everything about 3D technologies related to the human body, especially focused on apparel applications. In three recent postings [TC]² products and applications have been covered including 3D body scanning, Virtual Fashion, and Weight Loss visualization.
By Elizabeth White, [TC]²
Whenever someone is first exposed to grade rule tables, there is some confusion on how to read the grade rules. Most of that confusion can be easily removed by knowing a few terms and conventions. There are several different ways to set up grade rule tables that will be covered in a later article so I will focus on one of the most common ways that uses x,y coordinate pairs for distance away from the sample size.
First, it is helpful to know the location of the grade rule on the pattern. I will primarily use corner grade rules to clarify the principle. Grade rule tables usually are numbered so that individual rule numbers relate to particular locations on pattern pieces. In the following illustration, there are 5 grade rule numbers, each at a different corner on the rectangle or on a notch.
Notice that the grade rule numbers are not consecutive when reading the numbers in any direction around the boundary of the piece. Sometimes, when first setting up grade rule tables, the original pattern pieces may have consecutive numbers but that is a personal preference. Other systems may incorporate a numbering convention such that the grade rule numbers correspond to particular pattern piece locations.
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By Karen Davis, [TC]²
Juki America, Inc., headquartered in Doral, Florida, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Juki Corporation of Japan, a worldwide leader in industrial sewing. The company supplies Juki industrial and home sewing machines, genuine Juki parts, attachments and accessories through an exclusive distributor network strategically located throughout the Western Hemisphere. Juki America has served the sewing products industry since it was established in 1976 in New Jersey.
After moving headquarters to Florida in 2000 the company succeeded in meeting the many challenges faced by the worldwide sewing industry. It has continued to provide the highest quality equipment and services in an effort to support the apparel, footwear and leather, auto interior, military, heavy duty material, home interiors, upholstery, medical, canvas, marine, safety and other sewn products industries.
Juki Corporation, the parent company of Juki America, has brought its insight to the world of sewing for over 70 years. Since its inception the company has worked to create new values through “Monodzukuri”, The Art of Product-Making, in an ongoing quest for advanced technology. In 1947 the first Juki home sewing machine was produced. Product offerings progressed to basic industrial sewing machines, electronic units and the automated systems of today. Juki America carries through the Juki slogan “Mind and Technology” in its quest to supply their customers with innovative equipment and services.
The Juki sewing line consists of virtually every type of machine needed for the production of apparel and heavy duty sewn products. The latest innovations include an automatic pocket setter for jeans, (AP-876), a single needle automatic belt loop attaching machine for casual and dress slacks (AB-1351), a computer controlled cycle machine with name embroidery capabilities (AMS-210EN-1306/7450), a heavy duty computer controlled cycle machine (AMS-210EN7300)and an automatic buttonhole indexer for shirts (AC-172). In addition, the MF-3620, a 4-needle, top/bottom coverstitch flatseamer is now available with direct drive.
The 28th IAF World Apparel Convention will be held on September 24 – 28, 2012 in Oporto, Portugal, and will focus on the theme Fashion Business in a Changing Environment.
During the Technology & Innovation Session, speakers will take a closer look at innovation in digital solutions for fashion business and new ways of attracting consumers. They will speak about web sales and mobile shopping, and draw from their own experience in e-commerce models. Always reaching the right consumer with the right product means mastering the art of managing a worldwide supply chain as if all the players were sitting in the same room. This session will focus on how this can be achieved in a changing environment.
The moderator of this session, Mr. Braz Costa (Portugal), is the Director General of CITEVE as well as the President of Textranet.
The following speakers will share their views and delve into the theme:
For detailed information about industry events, visit www.techexchange.com