Pattern Maker

M2057 by Maria Pinto is recruiting a Pattern Maker to create and maintain patterns and manage work from sample to production patterns.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Interpreting designer's sketches into three-dimensional designs by draping fabric and drafting a pattern;
  • Performing all pattern corrections necessary as a result of fittings and/or requested changes;
  • Developing and maintaining a pattern library;
  • Maintaining a consistent system of filing all patterns, as well as maintaining a clean and accurate "cutter's must";
  • Developing fit standards to ensure consistency of fit for each product category;
  • Supervising the sample maker's execution of first samples to ensure they are constructed correctly and timely;
  • Checking measurements and quality of pre-production samples submitted for approval by factories;
  • Collaborating with product development staff and management staff as necessary to solve any production issues that may arise at the factories with developed patterns;
  • Creating TechPacs;
  • Continually researching new ideas and technologies that could be used to improve the company's ability to develop and produce products.

We are seeking candidates with:

  • 5 years+ pattern-making experience;
  • A solid understanding of both the theory and techniques used in flat pattern making and how a fabric's construction will affect the fabric's behavior when developing garments;
  • The ability to interpret design intent and create solutions to achieve it;
  • An understanding of and the ability to communicate garment fit and construction techniques to both internal staff as well as outside factories;
  • The ability to adhere to deadlines and enthusiasm to do what is necessary to meet those deadlines.

This is a full-time position to start immediately, with pay rate based on experience. The role is based in Chicago.

Interested and qualified candidates, please submit your resume to with "Pattern Maker" in the subject line.

We look forward to hearing from you!