Continuing on from my earlier post, Decoding Vintage Patterns, the following post covers the steps I'll take to grade the pattern for my own personal fitting. It also gives me the opportunity to share with you one of my favourite pieces of pattern making kit; my 'Variator' grading machine.
Imogeena has made a special request for grading information for the Gil Brandao Conjunto Pratico. This design has turned out to be very popular as a self-draft pattern but you can understand how the simple shape may make it confusing to grade for different sizes. This post has all the grade rules and specific locations (with notes) for growing the pattern.