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Digital Pattern Grading with Gerber Accumark

Digital Pattern Grading with Gerber Accumark

London College of Fashion
Taught by
Megan Mcguire


This grading course is designed for pattern cutters, graders, or garment technologist wishing to extend their skills on digital technology using the Gerber Accumark software. 

During the course, you will begin by analysing graded size charts and understanding grading increments. You will then apply grading to basic pattern blocks on screen using the grading tools in the Gerber Accumark Pattern Design software. You will learn to create and apply Rule Tables as well as apply grading to pattern pieces during the digitizing process.

The course includes:

  • Introduction to the basic principles of grading
  • Analysis of graded size charts
  • Creating and applying Rule Tables
  • Grading of simple master pattern blocks
  • Applying grade rules during the digitizing process
  • Copying grading from master patterns on to other styles
  • Checking graded patterns


Intermediate. In order to fully benefit from this course you must have achieved pattern cutting skills to the level of our intermediate pattern cutting courses and have basic computer skills. The completion of the Introduction to Digital Pattern Cutting for Production course would also be an advantage.

You may also by interested in:

Introduction to Digital Pattern Cutting for Production

Digital Pattern Cutting with Gerber Accumark

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older.


Your course place is confirmed once you have booked online or via the phone using a credit or debit card. There is no deadline for booking. Places are offered on a first come, first served basis, and all courses have a maximum number of students. We suggest you book early to avoid disappointment.

Tutor Description

Megan McGuire began her academic career at London College of Fashion in 2004. Whilst working in education she completed her Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Art and Design and her Master’s in Digital Fashion. Megan has a substantial amount of fashion CAD/CAM experience, both scholastic and industry based, particularly on packages used for pattern cutting, grading, and lay planning. Throughout her career she has worked for fast-paced high street suppliers as well as for large well-established brands in the middle market. She has currently been employed at as Senior Digital Pattern Technician since 2014. She continues to do ad hoc freelance, teaching, and consulting work, and has contributed to a recently published book on pattern cutting.



In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notebook and pen for note taking or USB storage device for saving digital notes
  • Laptop/iPad/tablet

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