Pay for patternmakers varies depending on experience.
Source : New Zealand Fashion Tech and Competenz, 2017.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Patternmakers may do some or all of the following :
Skills and knowledge
Clothing pattern makers need to have knowledge of :
To become a patternmaker you need to have a New Zealand Diploma in Fashion Technology (Level 5) or equivalent. You can learn to become a patternmaker through a course or through a Competenz apprenticeship.
A minimum of three years of secondary education is recommended. Useful subjects include design and visual communication (graphics), digital technologies, maths and processing technologies.
Patternmakers need to be :
Useful experience for patternmakers includes :
Patternmakers need to have good eyesight (with or without corrective lenses), normal colour vision, good hand-eye co-ordination and steady hands.
You also need to be comfortable standing for long periods.