This is another submission from my Russian pattern making friend Rita. Unrelated, I’m surprised at how we’ve managed to keep in touch over the years. We first started chatting when we both still lived in Albuquerque so it’s weird that we’ve never actually met. I think she contacted me after she saw some of those hand outs I used to write up for my clients. You know, the precursor to the newsletter I used to publish which was the precursor to the book? Anyway, Rita says:
I keep these nests for interviewing new hires for technical design
positions. These graded nests are for Infant Boy Polo size range 6mo to 24mo (skipping 9mo).
Rita’s questions for those she interviews are:
- Do you know what you are looking at?
- Which nest would you prefer to work with?
Post your responses in comments. Tomorrow I’ll post the answer to why one nest is preferred over the other.
I have an advanced bonus question:
- Why might one of the nests have been made improperly? What might the pattern grader have been attempting to simplify?
In general, nests do not have grainlines (this one does not) and the notation is minimal. This is not considered to be an error. A nest is simply used to check the grade, a pre-flight check used by the pattern department. The nest is not intended or used for any other purpose.
The patterns in nest one and two are exactly the same. The only thing different is the stack point (the baseline of where they’re nested).