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Patternmaker

Employer
Show Me Your Mumu
Location
Los Angeles, California
Closing date
2 Jan 2023

Job Details

SUMMARY

The Patternmaker is responsible for creating and engineering 1st Proto through Production patterns. This individual will work hand in hand with the Designers and Senior Patternmaker to bring their vision to life. This position will work primarily in Women’s Wovens but may be required to assist the Senior Patternmaker on other categories based on workload or calendar deadlines.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with the Designer and Senior Patternmaker to interpret their ideas into designs
  • Create 1st specs and complete Tukatech patterns with all necessary construction and BOM call outs
  • Measure all reference garments, fit samples, PPS samples, and TOP samples
  • Identify issues with the measured specs and call these out prior to the scheduled fittings
  • Attend fittings, as needed, with the Fit Tech, Designer, Fit Model, and Senior Patternmaker
  • Participate in fittings, as needed, to problem solve and execute revisions
  • Work closely with Design, Pre-Production, Sample Sewers, and QCs to achieve the desired construction and fit results
  • Complete pattern work and pattern revisions as directed by the Senior Patternmaker
  • Establish base size target specs
  • Problem solve with the Product Development and Production team to answer technical questions and solve problems
  • Ensure size, fit, construction, and quality consistency
  • Calculate fabric Yield consumptions
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, flexible in changing direction as needed
  • Proficient in MS Office and Adobe applications including Word, Excel, and Illustrator
  • Candidate must be highly organized and able to prioritize with a sense of urgency
  • Candidate must be a team player, willing and able to work cross-functionally with multiple departments
  • Dynamic problem solving and project management skills
  • Must have proven knowledge of garment construction including points of measurement and sewing techniques
  • Proven experience with lighter weight fabrics (chiffon, CDC, crepe) and draping techniques
  • Must have a thorough understanding of patterns, grade rules, and garment engineering

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Minimum 3 years’ technical experience as a Patternmaker
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working in Women’s Apparel
  • Tukatech experience is a plus
  • Experience working with Plus Sizes is desirable
  • Able to work and think independently as well as part of a team
  • Excellent follow-through and attention to detail

LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Excellent listening, communication, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions, correspondences, and memos
  • Ability to write and respond to email correspondence
  • Ability to communicate desired results or changes through technical illustrations
  • Ability to effectively present information one-on-one and in small group situations to other employees

Company

Once upon a time, on a magical island...Two free-spirited and lively ladies created an invention essential to the daily lives of girls. The island was Manhattan, and the invention was called the Mumu. This is where our story begins...

Brunette and Blonde besties, Cammy and Cologne, packed up their UC Berkeley college closets and moved to NYC to live out their big city dreams. Cammy was born on the bayou in New Orleans, while Cologne was a Newport Beach bred mermaid, however both found themselves working in fashion. They quickly learned a thing or two about the fast-paced creative business, and its perks— free clothes! (small salary). However, there was something clearly missing. They needed that one versatile piece they could wear almost anywhere.

Cammy and Cologne were constantly buying shirts and tops in sizes much larger than they wore, stretch out the neck and throw on to become the ideal comfy yet cute mumu-esque dress. However, as many tops that they stretched and dresses that they cut, they could not find the ideal fit. It needed to be flowy and short, flattering and feminine, but sexy at the same time. It wasn’t until the girls went on a spontaneous weekend trip to Miami, with only their purses to pack, did they realize what needed to be done.

Once they set their sights on making Mumus, they could not stop talking about it. That night, a dear and lifelong bff was informed of the two ladies’ brilliant and crucial invention. Naturally, he exclaimed

“ Reinventing the mumu?! I love it!

Show me your Mumu! ”

And there it was, sparkling and clear. The girls knew that name was going to stick.

Back in NYC, the girls decided to turn their Mumu day dreams into a reality. Still holding down full time jobs, Cammy and Cologne worked tirelessly— starting the company from scratch. With little money or resources and using Craig's List as their HR, they found a Patternmaker, web designer, and production source. Their tiny Nolita apartment was transformed into a design and warehouse shipping department, storing Mumus and supplies anywhere they could including their oven. The TV became a clothing rack, their nights became design meetings and they used their lunch breaks to fabric hunt in the garment district. The girls' hustle paid off, and in a few short months they had their first Mumus in hand.

Fast forward— 1 cross country move, 6 office spaces, multiple product categories, and dozens of collections later, Show Me Your Mumu has evolved into so much more. Although the days of dancing all night and shipping out of their tiny NYC apartment all day have gone, the heart and spirit of Mumu remains the same.

Nearly ten years since moving to Los Angeles, Cammy + Cologne have created a true lifestyle brand and an army of real #mumugirls that function more like family than a brand. Together the Mumu girls have grown the company exponentially, working and often times living together, they celebrate each other's milestones, support each other through the highs and lows, and always have each other’s backs. What started out as a crazy idea, has evolved into so much more than just making Mumus-- it’s also about girls supporting girls, and lifting each other up.

Mumu has remained passionate about bringing customers quality pieces that are unique, special and ethically made. Mumu is proud to produce 80% of pieces in the USA, employing over 80% women, our clothes are made with care and never mass produced.

Throughout this wild ride, Cammy and Cologne have welcomed their customers to come along on the adventure and join in on the fun. Mumu strives to have a special connection with its customers by remaining approachable and real. Nobody has encouraged them and inspired them more than you, the real life Mumu girls from all across the globe that bring Mumu clothes to life! Mumu believes that every girl can be a #Mumugirl and live the Mumu lifestyle. The Mumu motto is “ Life is fun, your clothes should be too! ”

Find Us
Website
Telephone
3104301796
Location
1834 East 22nd Street
Vernon
CA
90058
US

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