Pattern Maker
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East London, Eastern Cape, ZA
2d ago

Pattern Maker required for well-established company based in East London. You will be responsible for creating master patterns for each size within a range of garment sizes, using charts, drafting instruments, computers, and grading devices.

Responsibilities :

  • Compute dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material
  • Create a paper pattern from which to mass-produce a design concept
  • Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly
  • Discuss design specifications with designers and convert their original models of garments into patterns of separate parts that can be laid out on a length of fabric
  • Draw details on outlined parts to indicate where parts are to be joined, as well as the positions of pleats, pockets, buttonholes, and other features, using computers or drafting instruments
  • Draw outlines of pattern parts by adapting or copying existing patterns, or by drafting new patterns
  • Examine sketches, sample articles, and design specifications to determine quantities, shapes, and sizes of pattern parts, and to determine the amount of material or fabric required to make a product
  • Mark samples and finished patterns with information such as garment size, section, style, identification, and sewing instructions
  • Position and cut out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or print out copies of patterns, using computers
  • Trace outlines of paper onto cardboard patterns and cut patterns into parts to make templates
  • Requirements :
  • Grade 12
  • Grade 12
  • At least 3 years’ experience within a similar role
  • Advanced computer literacy skills
  • Planning, organizing and controlling skills
  • Critical thinking and innovation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Decision making / problem solving skills
  • Conflict handling and dispute resolutions skills
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations
  • Experience with Lectra computer program is advantageous
  • Should you wish to apply please email your CV through to recruiter2

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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