Pattern maker / Fashion house production supervisor

Pattern maker / Fashion house production supervisor


A Fashion House/Bespoke company is seeking a highly organized, motivated, and resourceful Pattern maker / Fashion house production supervisor for factory operations.

Qualifications: -Technical experience in pattern drafting -Must have outstanding organizational and communication skill


Pattern drafting role

  • Compute dimensions of patterns according to sizes, considering stretching of material.
  •  Create a master pattern for each size within a range of garment sizes, using charts, drafting instruments, computers, and/or grading devices.
  • 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.

Supervisor role

  • Liaison between design/factory office and showroom/main office employees
  • Manage and organize tailors
  • Coordinate fittings; record fit notes/photos, communicate corrections to patternmakers/tailors
  • Ensure that all samples and final production meet quality specifications and deadlines for shows and private clients
  • Assist in Fabric and trim sourcing and Inventory/Fabric orders
  • Maintain inventories for fabric, embroideries, patterns and collection archives
  • Create collection line sheets for sales presentations
  • Organize supplies and equipment for show team and stylists for fashion shows

Location: Oniru VI, Lagos

Interested? Please send resume to