Grading and Pattern Making: Job Interview Questions

Last Updated on 16/12/2020

Grading and Pattern Making: Job Interview Questions

R.S. Balakumar
Associate Professor
Dept of Fashion Design & Arts
Hindustan University, Chennai, India


Grading and pattern making is very important in apparel manufacturing process. It is very skilful task. Maximum textile and fashion students and professionals became confused how to pattern grading and pattern making. For its complexity this topic is frequently asked in different academic exam interviews and obviously job interviews. For helping purpose students and job seekers I have given some interview questions and their answers. Before going to questions we should know what is grading and pattern making. Which are given below.

grading and pattern making questions

Grading and pattern making:
Grading is very important task for garment sample maker because they require card sets of your specific patterns and an order of garments to be produced. Grading determines how garments will fit in all sizes.

Pattern grading is the process whereby patterns of different sizes are produced from the original master pattern. In this process, turning base size or sample size patterns into additional sizes using a size specification sheet.

Pattern is one kind of template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before being cut out and assembled. It is the actual copy of different parts of a garment.

Interview questions and their answers of grading and pattern making:

1. When height increased, the length proportions also be increased in———————–

a) X, Y Axis.
b) Vertical decrease
c) Proportionate grading
d) Horizontal grading.

2. Anthropometry, a word coined by ——————————————

a) Armstrong.
b) George Cuvier.
c) P. Kunick.
d) Helen Joseph.

3. In Greek root, man and his measurement is——————————

a) Anthropometry.
b) Eight head theory.
c) Anatomy.
d) Proportionate.

4.———————— is used as the basis for developing the pattern.

a) Computerized pattern.
b) Commercial pattern.
c) Bespoke pattern.
d) Block pattern.

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5. Size interval for a Regular size in U.S.A.

a) 6cm.
b) 4 cm.
c) 8 cm.
d) 12 cm.

6. No seam, hem, inlays are added in this pattern.

a) Block pattern.
b) Graded pattern.
c) Computerized pattern.
d) Commercial pattern.

7. The—————————is in effect the grading specification for garment patterns capable of being applied for grading.

a) Sloper.
b) Intervals.
c) Size chart.
d) Grading.

8. Major girth differences between each size is—————————- .

a) Computerised grading
b) Vector grading
c) Nested grading
d) Size intervals.

9. —————————— for body and skirt grades.

a) The y axis.
b) The x axis.
c) Size symbol.
d) Sizing.

10. —————————- for a line on or parallel to major girth line i.e. , bust, waist, are hip.

a ) The y-axis.
b ) The x-axis.
c) Size symbol.
d) Sizing.

11. Waist 96cm, hip-122cm, find the trousers’ side length—————

a) 102cm.
b) 104cm.
c) 98cm.
d) 106cm.

12.—————————- is a combination of measurements and each combination is designated by a symbol.

a) Alphabetical
b) Numerical
c) Special code.
d) Creative symbol

13. ————————— Where an interval line is common to all sizes.

a) Grading axis.
b) Y-Axis.
c) Common interval line.
d) x-Axis.

14. ————————– Where one edge of the component normally parallel to the x-axis is common to all the sizes.

a) Common external line.
b) Grading Axis.
c) y-axis.
d) Down grade.

15.———————– is sometimes called the Master Grade method.

a) Nip spacing.
b) Vector grading.
c) Stack grading.
d) Nip position.

16. The base pattern is used to grade all the sizes,and each component has a common origin for the sizes graded from the same component is called———————————-.

a) Vector grading.
b) Nip spacing.
c) Machine grading.
d) Nest or stack grading.

17. Computerised digitiser invented by————————-

a) Dr.H.J.Gerber.
b) Armstrong
c) Helen.
d) Clock & Kunz.

18. Computerised pattern grading invented in the year. ——————

a) 1960.
b) 1969.
c) 1953.
d) 1964.

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19. Differential growth of one part of the body to the reminder is—————————

a) Cervical.
b) Scye.
c) Gorge.
d) Allometry.

20. Expand the following: –

a) CPU. b) FBP. c) VDU. d) MFC.


a. Central Processing Unit.
b. Flat Bed Plotter.
c. Visual Display Unit.
d. Multi-Function Cursor

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