Draft, amend and maintain patterns for collections and custom orders.
Attend all development fittings, to ensure pattern execution is of the highest quality and accurately represents the vision of the design.
Undertake all pattern corrections needed in the atelier, problem solving any technical difficulties when necessary.
Participate in discussions on garment finishing and construction details.
Maintain a system for patterns both physically and digitally.
Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material.
Create design specifications in consultation with the design team.
Create technical packs for all designs.
Create quality control checklists for all designs.
Perform design support functions:
Conduct research to create seasonal themes and fabric developments through mood boards
Develop new shapes and finishes through drape and flat pattern making
Prepare & fit toiles in-house for presentation to Creative Director
Work closely with the Production team to ensure consistent high quality in fit and construction of samples and production
Participate actively in ensuring the design studio runs efficiently & is well organised to meet deadlines
C. The Ideal Candidate
Relevant educational qualification in pattern drafting
Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a pattern drafting role
Excellent knowledge of fabric and garment construction with a great eye for detail and fit
Comprehensive knowledge of both flat-pattern cutting and draping, ability in CAD patternmaking is an added bonus
Must be collaborative and organised with great initiative to juggle multiple tasks.
Deadline driven and will work calmly in a fast-paced, creative team environment
Willingness to learn and develop new skills