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Most work is done on computer, so there isn't much to show for certain departments.
Grading is one of those. Those are the people who take my sample size and make it into all the other sizes.
And then there is are the people who plan the Layout, the diagram that shows you how to put the pattern pieces on the fabric.
And the Pressplate department that figures out the best arrangement for the pattern pieces to be printed on the tissue in the envelope.
The Guide Sheet department puts together all the various elements onto the guide sheet for printing.
There is also a Quality Control department that checks everything over before it goes out for printing.
The printing is done in the United States on recycled paper, I'm happy to say.
And there is a Costumer Service department to help and answer any question people might have.
Once I've finished a costume or craft item and it's all ready for photography, I have to prepare the paper work to send along with the samples to Simplicity's New York offices.
It usually takes about 6 to 8 months from the time I finish my work until the pattern is ready to go on sale in the store. These are the steps it takes through the Simplicity workroom.
And I didn't even tell you about the Art Department or Shipping and order fulfillment!
These are the everyday sewing adventures of a designer and commercial pattern maker.
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