I am a designer and I do plenty of hand pattern making on paper, but I need some patterns digitized and graded. Although I could probably eventually teach myself this skill…I just don’t have the time right now.
I am also assisting a client in launching a line. It is the first time I am doing this and we went with a vertically integrated company that offers pattern making/prototype development/sourcing/manufacturing, but we aren’t super happy with our service thus far. So this client may potentially be looking for a freelance pattern maker in the future.
Anyways, long story short, I am not sure where to start looking for a pattern maker? I am sure there are plenty of you here (not sure if we are allowed to post jobs on this forum) but where do you patternmakers usually advertise your services? Is there a central place to look to hire fashion industry related freelancers?
Hey there you can also reach out to someone on LinkedIn? I wish we had a central website for sure. I don’t think there is one, you would think that in this time and age. I know people in the industry just do it on the side depending on their schedule. I’ve see. Fb groups that have specialized forums to fashion apparel industry professionals…maybe look there? Also small in-house producing houses or recent college fashion grad students.