Month: March 2006

Grading Management pt.1

I’m having some difficulty organizing my thoughts for a new series on pattern grading and I need your help. Organizing the topic is complex because of the varying needs of designers. Some of the information is necessary for those who want to do in-house grading, some is appropriate for those outsourcing the pattern grading to a service and still other information is quite advanced and suitable for companies with larger lines that need parameters to manage grading effectively and toward the development of grade rule libraries.…

Why Barbie dumped Ken

In my quest to explain allometry for my upcoming series on grading, I came across something you may find interesting -the real reason Barbie dumped Ken.

Since like attracts like and in the context of the continual debate over the ideal female body as represented by the Barbie doll being incongruous with real women’s bodies, it seems there’s a similar debate regarding boys toys (action figures).…

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