Pattern Making


Patterns are the shapes used as "blue prints" to cut all fabric pieces required to sew a product
CAD patterns by Unlimited Design Services are delivered as files formatted for
PAD System V5

Why create patterns with UDS

Clients benefit from having one team drafting patterns as part of product development while being fully knowledgeable of the resources available at our factory to offer the most suitable construction and achieve a consistent fit

Stock Base Sizes
Available to clients with development projects as a starting point for new brands just establishing their fit standards for:
* Menswear
* Womenswear
* Plus Size Womenswear

CAD Pattern Conversion

* CAD patterns may be converted (imported) from one of 3 Industrial Apparel CAD formats so the we can proceed with an audit
* CAD patterns created using PAD System CAD may be converted (exported) to be used with other CAD Systems

It is important to keep these points in mind when requesting first patterns:

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The pattern will only reflect information provided on working sketch, so make sure to specify every detail and provide fabric and trim when the first pattern is drafted
It is unrealistic to expect a first pattern to be "perfect" and ready for production, as fabrics drape in unexpected ways and the changes to be made can only be assessed from a sewn sample
If your fabric changes at any stage (due to shortages, cancellation, etc) the substitute fabric will have to be tested (make a sample) and pattern changes may be required to achieve desired fit

We create patterns using the most efficient of these methods:

* Flat pattern drafting from an existing CAD pattern block or measurements from a reference sample
* Certain design features may be achieved more accurately by draping and digitizing those draped pieces as CAD file
* Some styles may require a combination of flat pattern and draping methods
* CAD patterns may be converted (imported) if they are not in PAD System CAD format so the we can proceed with an audit
* CAD patterns created using PAD System CAD may be converted (exported) to be used with other CAD Systems

Processing Time

Drafting

1 - 2 weeks depending on amount and quality of information available to start with
Paper Pattern Digitizing
1 - 2 weeks depending on amount and quality of pattern submitted
CAD Pattern Import
1 - 2 weeks depending on amount and quality of information available to start with
CAD Pattern Export
1 - 2 business days from PAD System pattern completion

First Pattern
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First Pattern (prototype)
First patterns may be drafted from a technical sketch, garment or another pattern (block)

All pattern drafting services include a copy of the file in PAD System and one paper print out

Pattern Adjustments
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Pattern Adjustment
Once a fit session is conducted, we’ll be able to determine what pattern fit adjustments may be necessary to achieve the intended results
Fabric Shrinkage Patterns
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Pattern Shrinkage
Once you have tested fabrics for shrinkage we make necessary adjustments to patterns
This can
decrease the level of returns dramatically, as consumers will end up with garments that withstand washes without shrinking or distorting drastically.
Patterns NOT by UDS
Patterns NOT created by Unlimited Design Services may be used once they’ve been audited and found to be suitable for sampling to develop new styles
We offer a limited range of
CAD file conversions for pattern files created in CAD other than PAD System (subject to compatibility) or digitize hand made (paper) patterns
Paper Pattern Digitizing
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Paper Pattern Digitizing
Paper or oak tag patterns not created by Unlimited Design Services can be converted to Pad System files by digitizing
Only patterns that meet ALL the following requirements will be eligible for digitizing:
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Net Size
The pattern reflects NET measurements (NO Shrinkage added)
Seam Allowances
Every pattern piece has seam allowances traced along EVERY side
Pattern Card
MUST include a pattern card which follows industrial pattern making conventions
Audit
Pattern audit by Unlimited Design Services in order to release pattern for sampling or recommend adjustments (not always required)
Paper Pattern Audit
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Pattern Audit and Adjustment
We can audit patterns from other sources after digitizing and provide you with a full report on findings
If an audited pattern has problems, you can make an educated decision on how to proceed with the pattern (correct, re-draft or scrap)
Consultation
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Available to guide you at every step of the process, either face to face or via Skype or Google Hangouts video conference
How Pattern Making Works

We create patterns using the most efficient of these methods:

* Flat pattern drafting from an existing CAD pattern block or measurements from a reference sample
* Certain design features may be achieved more accurately by draping and digitizing those draped pieces as CAD file
* Some styles may require a combination of flat pattern and draping methods
* CAD patterns may be converted (imported) if they are not in PAD System CAD format so the we can proceed with an audit
* CAD patterns created using PAD System CAD may be converted (exported) to be used with other CAD Systems

Processing Time

Drafting

1 - 2 weeks depending on amount and quality of information available to start with
Paper Pattern Digitizing
1 - 2 weeks depending on amount and quality of pattern submitted
CAD Pattern Import
1 - 2 weeks depending on amount and quality of information available to start with
CAD Pattern Export
1 - 2 business days from PAD System pattern completion

First Pattern
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First Pattern (prototype)
First patterns may be drafted from a technical sketch, garment or another pattern (block)

All pattern drafting services include a copy of the file in PAD System and one paper print out

Pattern Adjustments
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Pattern Adjustment
Once a fit session is conducted, we’ll be able to determine what pattern fit adjustments may be necessary to achieve the intended results
Fabric Shrinkage Patterns
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Pattern Shrinkage
Once you have tested fabrics for shrinkage we make necessary adjustments to patterns
This can
decrease the level of returns dramatically, as consumers will end up with garments that withstand washes without shrinking or distorting drastically.
Patterns NOT by UDS
Patterns NOT created by Unlimited Design Services may be used once they’ve been audited and found to be suitable for sampling to develop new styles
We offer a limited range of
CAD file conversions for pattern files created in CAD other than PAD System (subject to compatibility) or digitize hand made (paper) patterns
Paper Pattern Digitizing
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Paper Pattern Digitizing
Paper or oak tag patterns not created by Unlimited Design Services can be converted to Pad System files by digitizing
Only patterns that meet ALL the following requirements will be eligible for digitizing:
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Net Size
The pattern reflects NET measurements (NO Shrinkage added)
Seam Allowances
Every pattern piece has seam allowances traced along EVERY side
Pattern Card
MUST include a pattern card which follows industrial pattern making conventions
Audit
Pattern audit by Unlimited Design Services in order to release pattern for sampling or recommend adjustments (not always required)
Paper Pattern Audit
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Pattern Audit and Adjustment
We can audit patterns from other sources after digitizing and provide you with a full report on findings
If an audited pattern has problems, you can make an educated decision on how to proceed with the pattern (correct, re-draft or scrap)
Consultation
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Available to guide you at every step of the process, either face to face or via Skype or Google Hangouts video conference
Pattern Making Price

Estimates
Due to the great number of variables, every development project is priced on an individual basis and written estimates are prepared once we know the specific details of each garment to be developed:

* What fabric and trim will be used for each style
* How many pattern pieces each garment style requires
* What operations (machines) are required for the assembly of each garment

Price Calculator
If you want to get an idea of how much to budget, our price calculator is available to get possible price ranges for different configurations of services
In order to get the most out of the price calculator, you'll need this information readily available:

* CAD Pattern Making - Number of pattern pieces per style
* Pad System File Conversion - Number of pattern pieces per style to be converted
* Pad System Pattern Shrinkage - Number of pattern pieces per style to have shrinkage added
* Paper Pattern Digitizing - Number of pattern pieces per style to be digitized

CAD Pattern Conversion

CAD Pattern Conversion

Starting from $15.00

CAD Pattern from Sample + Technical Sketch

CAD Pattern from Sample + Technical Sketch

Starting from $150.00

Paper Pattern Digitizing to CAD

Paper Pattern Digitizing to CAD

Starting from $25.00

Pattern Piece Adjustment (Hourly)

Pattern Piece Adjustment (Hourly)

Starting from $75.00

Pattern Piece Shrinkage Adjustment

Pattern Piece Shrinkage Adjustment

Starting from $25.00

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