Job title: Patternmaker
Contract type: Freelance
Location: Los Angeles
Discipline: Fashion
Remote: No
Reference: 417909
Contact name: Zoe Huse
Job Published: January 01, 1970

Job description

Our client, a Los Angeles based apparel company, is seeking a Patternmaker to join their team. This role is temporary to direct hire and is onsite in Los Angeles.


  • Create patterns for a wide range of product categories
  • Creating and updating pattern cards
  • Adjusting patterns to accommodate for shrinkage
  • Filling out spec sheets, update grade rules, set up tech packs
  • Lead fittings, advise pattern corrections to help address fit issues, spec garments, create and update sketches in Adobe Illustrator
  • Discuss with the development team about garment construction and sewing instructions
  • Help out with other department/functions as needed; also help troubleshoot potential production issues
  • Create patterns as well as draft from scratch following a sketch and spec sheet
  • Advise more production friendly methods of construction
  • Troubleshoot potential production issues and work with production department to address them in a timely manner
  • Assume responsibility of all pattern functions: 1st pattern, pattern corrections, shrinkages, grading and marker making
  • Approve production parkers with production team


  • 8+ years of experience preferred
  • Garment dye experience
  • Wovens, soft dressing, and Gerber experience is a must
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