An investigation of the structure of sizing systems A comparison of three multidimensional optimized sizing systems generated from anthropometric data with the ASTM standard D5585‐94

An investigation of the structure of sizing systems A comparison of three multidimensional... Most apparel sizing systems are based on one or two body dimensions and rely on assumptions about proportional body relationships to project other dimensions necessary to design the garment pattern. Garments from these systems will not fit a population with large variations in body proportions. Using nonlinear optimization methods and anthropometric data of US Army women three multidimensional sizing systems were derived that are designed to provide improved fit for women from the USA, a population with much variation. These systems range from an optimized linear system with a regular grade to an unconstrained optimized system with a grade break at each size. The optimized sizing systems compare favorably with D5585‐94 in their ability to accommodate variation in the population based on a mathematical test of the aggregate loss of each system. Issues related to pattern grading, size selection, and calculation of stock keeping units are discussed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Clothing Science and Technology Emerald Publishing

An investigation of the structure of sizing systems A comparison of three multidimensional optimized sizing systems generated from anthropometric data with the ASTM standard D5585‐94

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 1998 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
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0955-6222
DOI
10.1108/09556229810239324
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Abstract

Most apparel sizing systems are based on one or two body dimensions and rely on assumptions about proportional body relationships to project other dimensions necessary to design the garment pattern. Garments from these systems will not fit a population with large variations in body proportions. Using nonlinear optimization methods and anthropometric data of US Army women three multidimensional sizing systems were derived that are designed to provide improved fit for women from the USA, a population with much variation. These systems range from an optimized linear system with a regular grade to an unconstrained optimized system with a grade break at each size. The optimized sizing systems compare favorably with D5585‐94 in their ability to accommodate variation in the population based on a mathematical test of the aggregate loss of each system. Issues related to pattern grading, size selection, and calculation of stock keeping units are discussed.

Journal

International Journal of Clothing Science and TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 1998

Keywords: Apparel; Apparel sizing; Optimisation; Pattern design; Pattern grading; Product development

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