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Clothing Patternmaker

Draws sets of master patterns following sketches, sample articles and design specifications, and cuts out patterns for garments.


Tasks Include:


  • conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • cutting out master patterns
  • laying up and cutting fabric
  • pinning, basting and draping garment parts
  • sewing garments
  • fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
  • sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
Specialisations
  • Pattern Grader (Clothing)
  • Patternmaker-Grader
Job prospects for Clothing Trades Workers in Victoria

Occupations in the Clothing Trades Workers group include Apparel Cutter, Clothing Patternmaker, Clothing Trades Workers (other) and Dressmaker or Tailor.

Employment prospects
There are currently 2,300 Clothing Trades Workers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively small occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,413.40

Hourly earnings
$34.20

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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