Job responsibilities of the pattern master in apparel production.
A garment technician is known as pattern master, who looks into pattern making, garment fit aspects etc. A garment technician has a set of roles and responsibilities in a factory and in a buying office. Major job responsibilities of a garment technician are listed below.
Make patterns on pattern paper based on style specification sheet. Where factory has computer aided design (CAD) systems, a technician, draft manual pattern into CAD system, develop patterns on computer.
Grading is making patterns from one size to another size by increasing and decreasing measurements in certain points of the patterns.
Garment technician helps designers and sampling merchants in developing development samples.
Garment FIT checking and correction of patterns:
Most important task of a technician is to make patterns in such a way that it fit to model body or dress form. A technician knows where problem lies if a garment does not fit to a dress form. S/he corrects the pattern accordingly.
Incorporate buyer’s comments on samples:
Sometimes buyer changes measurement specification and add comments on the sample and forward changes to supplier. All changes in pattern are done by technical department.
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Some times designer who designs sample for bulk order, don't consider construction points related to production. On that situation, technician take care of those critical points to make sample production friendly.
Fabric consumption calculation
Technical department estimate average fabric consumption of the samples.
Where factory does not have CAD system for marker planning, cutting master makes marker manually. Technical department helps cutting master better marker planning. That saves fabric and time.