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Cape Town
3d ago
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  • A skilled worker that creates pattern templates on paper for the clothing industry, using their knowledge of fabrics, sewing, and ability to alter garments to draft a pattern that replicates a design concept
  • Broad Knowledge of pattern making in every category is key Ladies Dresses, evening gowns, Jackets, Coats, Pants, Skirts, Blouses, etc.
  • Interpret the designer’s detailed brief and constructs a pattern
  • Able to bring the CAD / picture to life!
  • Ability to accurately trace off from Overseas samples and make required adjustments to the traced pattern
  • Knowledge of an array of fabric when it comes to the stretch and shrinkage reactions
  • Able to make adjustments on the pattern according to the reaction of fabric Knowledge of grading
  • Work closely with the seamstress on easier construction and ensure quality is up to standard
  • Need to give all spec measurements on pattern’s line sheet e.g. lengths of elastic, zips, binding, trims, belt length, etc.
  • Fit all styles with designer and process all pattern alterations required
  • Measure all garments for fit submissions and complete a datasheet
  • Once style is fit approved for sealing, and the pattern is graded need to check the graded nest before bulk is cut
  • Need to sort out any problems with production with regards to the pattern, construction, and measurements that may incur, but should be avoided QUALIFICATIONS :
  • Matric Certificate
  • Diploma in pattern making / design
  • Minimum of 10 years’ work experience as a pattern maker
  • Worked with a design centre / manufacturer supplying the major retail chain stores
  • Strong technical knowledge required in pattern and garment construction
  • Sewing and construction knowledge
  • Be able to interpret a design concept and put it on cardboard
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