Head Pattern Maker

90012, Los Angeles
15 Jul 2021
15 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

The first through Production Pattern Maker will demonstrate expertise and knowledge in Apparel Production concepts, practices, and procedures. The ideal candidate will have proven success in an Apparel/Garment construction and Manufacturing environment or in a related field. The Pattern Maker is responsible to create patterns that are in line with the directions given by the designer and is responsible for a cross-functional position that interacts with both the creative and executive parts of the business. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish Departmental goals. 


  • Understands/translates design intent from sketches or vintage garments into pattern form
  • Able to partner with sewers and tech designers and have knowledge of sewing construction in order to create production friendly garments
  • Manage pattern design software systems (Tuka/Gerber) 
  • Responsible to maintain full history of patterns from development to production
  • Creates pattern card for every pattern assigned
  • Has knowledge of shrinkages and be ability to apply them to patterns
  • Responsible to spec garments before and after wash
  • Attends every fitting that pertains to their patterns and keep accurate notes to be able to apply them to patterns
  • Ensures quality and on time delivery of assignments
  • Performs grading on patterns and checks grading nest when returned
  • Calculates yield of garments and advises ways to provide fabric savings
  • Flexibility in prioritizing work flow, while managing multiple development and production projects


  • Minimum 8-10 years experience in a domestic production environment
  • Computer proficiency in MS Office: Outlook, Excel, Word
  • 5 years of pattern design software systems (Tuka/Gerber) experience preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills supporting a team environment and time management/project skills 
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with a sense of priority for deadlines and attention to detail
  • Ability to recognize and react to changing work demands
  • Knowledge of production: testing protocol, production integrity, production cycle times, fabric and garment construction
  • Ability to demonstrate proactive problems solving skills
  • Ability to monitor sewer performance, to provide feedback, and to develop employees 
  • Ability to create and maintain a cooperative team environment that promotes high performance standards and attainment of goals
  • Knowledge of varying constructions - wovens, knits, and vintage garments 
  • Ability to digitize hand pattern to dfx file 

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