The pattern can begin life by draping with cotton fabric on a mannequin, or by drafting flat-pattern pieces together on our pattern-design table. The patterns are cut from manila paper, hole-punched and stored securely on a hook for later use. The pattern is checked for accuracy by our fastidious production manager and cut from sample fabrics and fit-tested. Once approved, a small batch of selling samples is made. Your style is presented to buyers for wider distribution in wholesale markets and with our keen eye for sales' potential, it is graded for sizes.