Profession clothing product grader

Clothing product graders produce patterns in different sizes (i.e. scaled-up and scaled-down) to reproduce the same wearing apparel in different sizes. They draft patterns by hand or using software following size charts.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional
  • Realistic / Artistic

Knowledge

  • Manufacturing of wearing apparel

    The  processes used to fabricate wearing apparel and the different technologies and machinery involved in the manufacturing processes.

  • Apparel manufacturing technology

    Traditional and advanced apparel manufacturing technologies. Technologies including processes, machinery, etc. in order to compile and design pattern requirements, contribute to product costing and finalise assembly sequence and quality assurance criteria.

  • CAD for garment manufacturing

    Softwares of computer aided design for garment manufacturing which allow create 2 or 3 dimensional drawings.

  • Standard sizing systems for clothing

    Standard sizing systems for clothing developed by different countries. Differences among the systems and standards of different countries, the development of the systems according to the evolution of the shape of the human body and their usage in the clothing industry.

  • Manufacturing of made-up textile articles

    Manufacturing processes in wearing apparel and made-up textiles. Different technologies and machinery involved in the manufacturing processes.

Skills

  • Alter wearing apparel

    Alter wearing apparel repairing or adjusting it to the clients/manufacturing specifications. Perform altering by hand or using equipment.

  • Distinguish accessories

    Distinguish accessories in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate accessories based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Operate garment manufacturing machines

    Operate and monitor machines which make miscellaneous wearing apparel articles. Operate and monitor machines that fold cloth into measured length, and measure size of pieces.

  • Prepare production prototypes

    Prepare early models or prototypes in order to test concepts and replicability possibilities. Create prototypes to assess for pre-production tests.

  • Coordinate manufacturing production activities

    Coordinate manufacturing activities based on production strategies, policies and plans. Study details of the planning such as expected quality of the products, quantities, cost, and labour required to foresee any action needed. Adjust processes and resources to minimise costs.

  • Make technical drawings of fashion pieces

    Make technical drawings of wearing apparel, leather goods and footwear including both technical and engineering drawings. Use them to communicate or to convey design ideas and manufacturing details to pattern makers, technologists, toolmakers, and equipment producers or to other machine operators for sampling and production.

  • Operate computerised control systems

    Operate electronic or computerised control panels to monitor and optimise processes, and to control process start-up and shut-downs. Monitor and inspect equipment and systems to detect malfunctions.

  • Create patterns for garments

    Create patterns for garments using pattern making softwares or by hand from sketches provided by fashion designers or product requirements. Create patterns for different sizes, styles, and components of the garments.

  • Distinguish fabrics

    Distinguish fabrics in order to determine differences among them. Evaluate fabrics based on their characteristics and their application in wearing apparel manufacturing.

  • Evaluate garment quality

    Evaluating stitching, construction, attachments, fasteners, embellishments, shading within the garment; evaluating pattern continuity-, matching; evaluating tapes and linings.

  • Inspect wearing apparel products

    Inspecting and testing products, parts and materials for conformity with specifications and standards; discarding or rejecting products, materials, and equipment not meeting specifications; analysing and interpreting blueprints, data, manuals, and other materials to determine specifications, inspection and testing procedures; recording inspection or test data, such as weights, quantities inspected or graded; marking items with details such as grade and acceptance or rejection status; analysing test data and making computations as necessary to determine test results

  • Perform process control in the wearing apparel industry

    Performs process control to wearing apparel products in order to assure mass production in an uninterrupted production manner. Control processes to ensure that processes are predictable, stable and consistent.

  • Grade patterns for wearing apparel

    Grading patterns by performing processes of resizing initial patterns in order to create nest of patterns to fit various body types and sizes.

Optional knowledge and skills

use 3d scanners for clothing 3d body scanning technologies properties of fabrics analyse scanned data of the body cut fabrics bundle fabrics use pattern-cutting softwares