Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

How do you print the patterns?

The patterns are individually printed on high quality white plotter paper (36-inch width) with non-overlapping pattern pieces. For a set of patterns with various sizes, all pieces are also individually printed. No piece of pattern overlaps others.

How do you grade the patterns?

With utilization of technology, now we can do away with traditional grading procedures. Every piece of pattern is individually sketched from body measurements, not down or up graded from another size.

How wide is the seam allowance?

Stringcodes Basic Patterns do NOT include seam and hem allowances. We recommend adding 3/8 - 3/4 inch for seams and 3/4 - 2 inch for hems on final patterns.

How much ease is included?

Stringcodes Basic Patterns include wearing ease to fit around the body and permit movement. They increase proportionally according to the size. Any additional style ease is NOT included.

About Ordering Online

Is the transaction secure?

Yes. We process the online order via Paypal, currently the world largest online secure payment service. PayPal uses SSL technology to keep your information safe. In addition, when you send a payment, we won't receive your financial information like your credit card or bank account number. Paypal will notify us your order and the address to send the purchased items. For more information about Paypal, goto:

Is PayPal available internationally?

Currently, Paypal supports orders from these following countries: Anguilla, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and United States. Please refer to Paypal website for the most recent list of countries supported.

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