What Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers Do
Draw and construct sets of precision master fabric patterns or layouts. May also mark and cut fabrics and apparel.
Other Job Titles Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers May Have
Designer, Pattern Designer, Pattern Maker, Production Pattern Maker
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include Create a master pattern for each size within a range of garment sizes, using charts, drafting instruments, computers, or grading devices. Input specifications into computers to assist with pattern design and pattern cutting. Draw details on outlined parts to indicate where parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other features, using computers or drafting instruments. Make adjustments to patterns after fittings. Compute dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material. See More
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