Pattern Maker

Varsity Spirit
Plano, TX, USA
Posted 5 days ago
Full timeArts, Entertainment & Recreation


For over 50 years, Varsity Spirit has been the leading global source for all things spirit, including cheerleading, dance team and performing arts. Focused on safety, entertainment and traditional school leadership, Varsity Spirit’s 5,000+ employees are dedicated to celebrating school spirit. A leader in apparel innovation, educational camps, clinics, and competitions, Varsity Spirit impacts more than a million athletes each year.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute 1st through production patterns according to design requirements using established base patterns in all silhouette categories
  • Grade all design lines on the established base pattern
  • Create 1st through production specs and initial sewing instructions in PLM
  • Collaborate with Design and Production to meet style construction standards
  • Collaborate with Sample Room and Production to apply any pattern alterations/corrections in a timely manner
  • Create physical markers or zip files to issue to internal and offsite sample rooms
  • Work with sample room to execute sewing standards
  • Create Order Entry Sketches that are formatted for OMS through Corel Draw
  • Review samples to ensure they are sewn and measured correctly
  • Attend fittings when necessary and identify improvements to meet Design requirements
  • Ability to support and train other teammates
  • Other duties upon requests


  • AA Degree in Patternmaking or comparable experience preferred
  • 8-10 years experience in manual and Gerber based computerized patternmaking
  • Experience with knit apparel
  • Experience in computerized grading
  • PDM/PLM experienced preferred, but not required
  • Sewing experience preferred


  • Proficient in Gerber AccuMark 10 and PDM/PLM systems
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Able to perform tasks and responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Excellent patternmaking and grading skills with a focus on active knit sportswear but some experience in woven fabric
  • Exceptional understanding of garment construction and fit
  • Ability to translate sketches into three-dimensional designs
  • Have strong written and verbal communication skills, must be task-oriented and organized
  • Maintain a positive, encouraging attitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Flexible in terms of changing priorities and dealing with multiple projects simultaneously
  • Able to work with internal and external departments, including but not limited to engineering, production, and off-site manufacturing facilities
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)


At Varsity Brands, we believe every student deserves the opportunity to succeed and every educator wants to make a difference. It takes a team to make a real impact, and through our two divisions – BSN SPORTS and Varsity Spirit – and our network of 6,000+ employees and independent representatives, we are proud to partner with a wide range of educational institutions and club and professional sports to transform the student journey in SPORT and SPIRIT.


Service - We lead with heart. We champion community.

Passion - We love what we do. It fuels our purpose.

Integrity - We do what we promise. We own our actions and decisions.

Respect - We earn it by giving it. Because everyone deserves it.

Innovation - We never stop striving to be better. For ourselves and our community.

Transparency - We are committed to openness and honesty in everything we do.


We are committed to putting you and your families first. For benefits eligible roles, we offer a variety of choices and costs as well as program enhancements that align with our responsibility to elevate the employee experience. Some of our offerings include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Benefits
  • HSA Employer Contribution/ FSA Opportunities
  • Wellbeing Program
  • 401(k) plan with company matching
  • Company paid Life, AD&D, and Short-Term Disability
  • Generous My Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Employee Resource Groups
  • St. Jude Partnership & Volunteer Opportunities
  • Employee Perks including discounts on personal apparel and equipment!

Varsity Brands companies are equal opportunity employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age or disability.

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