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RTW Pattern Maker

Dion Lee
New York City, New York (US)
Closing date
21 Mar 2024

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Design - Garments & Accessories
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Dion Lee is a designer brand, based in New York City. The Dion Lee aesthetic is technical with an intelligent sensuality. Each collection marries innovative construction, with a consciousness of the form. Textiles are engineered to form sculptural embellishments. We are looking for a RTW Pattern Maker to join our New York design team, working closely with the Creative Director, Designers and Development team across seasonal and runway collections. 


  • Creating digital patterns from hand drawings and/or drapes.
  • Creating patterns that are accurate, well-fitting to design intention and clearly executable for respective cutters, sample makers and offshore factories. 
  • Maintaining accurate yield and measurement specifications for manufacture and costing
  • Participate in all development and production fittings
  • Pattern alterations and grading rules 
  • Working with the in-house sample cutters and makers to oversee the completion of high-quality samples
  • Consistent communication with the production team to ensure high-quality fit and finishes and review of pre-production samples


  • 5-10 years experience in womenswear clothing pattern making 
  • Experience across all garment categories, experience in Tailoring and Menswear is also a plus
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve patterns and/or construction constraints to achieve design intention.
  • Ability to work on the form, drape and sew
  • Strong knowledge of Gerber 
  • Have a keen eye for cut and silhouette and the ability to interpret designer’s intention and brand’s handwriting
  • High knowledge of complex garment construction and high-end garment finishes
  • Computer literate in Excel and Outlook and having experience with Adobe Illustrator is a plus
  • Enjoy the challenge of working with original designer fashion garments in a fast-paced environment

Please submit your portfolio or examples of your work along with your CV. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a trial. 


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