Pattern Maker at Mr Price Group

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We are looking for a Pattern Maker that will develop the master pattern and Tech pack in a wide range of sizes and designs that will be produced with sewing directions for the seamstresses to create garments

Key responsibilities

  • Responsible for completion of the master production pattern for various size ranges and design silhouettes.
  • Will be responsible to create basic blocks for all fabric types in various silhouettes
  • Create patterns from design sketch on a computer (via manipulation of blocks or adjustment of the existing pattern) to achieve the desired style and correct fit.
  • Ensure that each pattern is developed within the set standards of size, construction methods and pattern making quality standards.
  • Check each pattern for accuracy throughout the process and quality of each pattern.
  • To assess garments once made up from a pattern for quality of workmanship and fit
  • To be able to advise the factory of alternative construction methods and pattern engineering to obtain a better fit.
  • To work with internal Garment technologists to be able to develop or send block patterns to suppliers to base new styling and fit on.
  • To be able to build and maintain a library of patterns in computer from suppliers to ensure their grading is correct at PPS stage.
  • To be able to digitise manual patterns into pattern system in order to save patterns into the pattern library.




  • 5 - 10 years patternmaking experience across Ladies / Men’s & Kids (Ladies being a non-negotiable).
  • Thorough Knowledge of technical pattern making and clothing construction.
  • Knowledge of grading essential.
  • Computer-Aided Patternmaking skills is a must (Lectra would be an added advantage).
  • Ability to work with large volumes in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong organisational skills with the ability to multitask
  • Be able to work unsupervised and meet set deadlines
  • Be able to develop, maintain and grow supplier relationships

Mr Price people don’t just think outside the box. They throw the box out the door and set their creativity and problem-solving abilities free. Added to the mix is the natural ability to build relationships and a passion for the retail - and it’s not hard to see why we’re at the top of our game.

Passion, value and partnership. If you believe in these core values, we believe you’re a perfect match for the Mr Price Group.

Mr Price is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to Employment Equity.   






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