Freelance Sample Pattern Maker

Christian Cowan
New York Metropolitan Area, USA
Posted 1 month ago


·      The Pattern Maker will develop and create patterns for new runway samples

·      This individual will interpret the design requirement specifications, create patterns to specifications and adjust for fit and proper construction

·      Create cuttersmusts for each pattern

·      identify and solve any fit/balance problems with the garment once first sample is complete

·      Troubleshoot potential issues (quality, shrinkage/stretch) before samples are made

·      Work closely with the Design Team to establish fit and silhouette for each sample

·      Create development patterns based on approved garment designs provided by the Design department

·      Work from design sketch to execute first pattern/collaboration with designers

·      Meeting with the designer to review the final product

·      Tweaking the pattern and filing the design

·      Must have strong knowledge of draping


A careful eye for detail in design

Solid knowledge of garment construction based on fabric, how fabric behavior affects overall

garment fit and appearance

Ability to develop methods to achieve the proper finishing techniques


·      5 year + pattern making experience in luxury apparel company

·      Excellent communication skills

·      Strong organizational skills

·      Strong Knowledge of garment construction

·      Thrive in fast-paced, high-volume environment

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