Pattern Maker

Swim USA
Easton, PA, USA
Posted 10 hours ago
Full time

SWIM USA is the premiere designer and manufacturer of women's swimwear located in Nazareth, PA. We are 85 years young and seeking a dynamic and experienced Pattern Maker to join our team.

Job Summary: The Pattern Maker must be able to take swimsuit design from first pattern to final production.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To translate a design sketch or vendor technical package into a fitted garment at the highest quality level using fit models and dress forms.
  • To execute the pattern and sewing construction for mass production, in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • To create/ oversee building of technical package for patterns they create.
  • To meet all pattern deadlines based on priorities set by product managers, internal and vendor calendars.
  • To communicate with agents/factories regarding any pattern or sewing questions.
  • To review grading of patterns and specs for spec accounts.
  • To attend fittings of factory samples and communicate verbally comments to technical designer for sending to the factory.
  • To create and build sloper libraries and tech package templates.
  • Mark patterns with correct information.
  • Be able to meet deadlines.


Education: High School or equivalent, Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design, or Associate in pattern making.

Experience: 5+ years hands on working experience as a Pattern Maker, The patternmaker will need Gerber system experience as well as some PLM experience (YPLM experience preferred).


  • Computer knowledge of pattern technology
  • Computer knowledge of basic computer skills
  • Knowledge of physical draping preferred
  • Knowledge of fundamental skills in pattern making
  • The ability to communicate clearly to sewers, manufacturers, and vendors
  • Knowledge of working with swimwear fabrics is preferred
  • The ability to understand the risk of decisions and how they affect the production process
  • Create alternative solutions to designer/customer
  • The ability to be a technical resource to design team and Product Manager
  • The ability to relay fit comments to Associates when necessary
  • The ability to consider the fabric used for swimwear and evaluate fit
  • Knowledge of illustrator is preferred

Working Conditions: In office, at least 3 days per week. May require additional days in the office depending on season and workload or scheduled fittings. 

Travel: N/A

Physical Demands:

  • Must be able to stand, sit, and walk 8 hours/day
  • Vision requirements correctable to 20/20 vision


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