Pattern Maker

Clothier Design Source – South Saint Paul, MN

USA made apparel manufacturer seeks apparel prototype assistant. Located in St. Paul, MN our team of 35 staff produces sewn goods for a variety of companies large and small. CDS is a leader and advocate for bringing apparel production back to the USA. Our mission for ethical and environmentally conscious practices has provided an opportunity for thousands of domestic brands to grow.

Job Description for Pattern Maker- This position is responsible for creating patterns and evaluating samples for fit and construction. They are to determine production friendly methods of constructing softgoods for made in the USA, while keeping the overall design and high quality. Candidate must be an excellent problem solver with the ability to think of creative solutions. 1 year pattern making experience required. This includes general knowledge of grading, construction methods, and industrial machinery.

The day to day duties will include:

  • Follow project time lines and sequences
  • Create Patterns using Optitex
  • Alter Patterns
  • Guidance in Fit Sessions
  • Creating Custom Body Measurement Charts for Various Brands
  • Communication with Project Managers
  • Communication with Prototype Sewers
  • Making Recommendations for Pattern or Sewing improvements Based on Fit or Efficiency in Sewing
  • Evaluation on Sample Garments

Required skills & knowledge:

Pattern Making

Grading

Fitting

Digital Pattern Making Software (Optitex is desired)

Sewing Construction for Production Friendliness

Fabric knowledge in Knits and Wovens

Microsoft Excel

Desired Areas of General Knowledge:

Adobe Illustrator/Adobe Photoshop

Design Timeline Management

Digital 3D Garment Design

Schedule Requirements – 

Office hours are Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM

We do offer flexible in-office hours upon request

Please apply to info@clothierdesignsource.com with resume and cover letter.

 

Apparel Designer and Product Manager Assistant

Clothier Design Source – South Saint Paul, MN

Job Description for Apparel Designer and Product Manager Assistant-  This position assists a Design Manager, which is a unique hybrid position of product development and project management. In this position, the design manager assistant helps guide our private label clients through the CDS 4-step apparel development process. This person works with our internal team to develop products for external client private label brands. The variety of different soft good items range from athletic apparel and medical to children’s and accessories. Communicate with clients directly to provide expertise on the design and development process and communicate with our internal teams to execute project. Each client will have different seasonality and different timelines so ability to manage big picture with several different deadlines is a must. Candidate must be an excellent communicator and great at developing relationships with clients.

The day to day managerial duties will include:

  • Assist design manager in meetings with external private label clients to gather project information, feedback and present CDS deliveries

  • Assist with internal raw materials sourcing team to acquire fabrics and trims

  • Assist with internal technical design team to illustrate product to meet client vision

  • Assist with internal  pattern making team to develop garment patterns

  • Assist with internal prototype cutting and sewing team to execute sewn prototypes that meet client specifications

  • Assist with internal manufacturing team to transition product from development into production

Desired Areas of General Knowledge:

Vendor management

Grading

Fabric knowledge in both knits and wovens

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Points of measure for garments knowledge

Required skills & knowledge:

Construction methods

Timeline management

Tech Flat drawings

Apparel design

Microsoft Excel

Schedule Requirements – 

Office hours are Monday – Friday 9AM – 5PM

We offer flexible in-office hours upon request

Please apply to info@clothierdesignsource.com with resume and cover letter.

 

Apparel Designer Manager Assistant

Clothier Design Source – South Saint Paul, MN

Job Description for Apparel Designer Manager Assistant - This position assists a Design Manager, which is a unique hybrid position of product development and project management. In this position, the design manager assistant helps guide our private label clients through the CDS 4-step apparel development process. This person works with our internal team to develop products for external client private label brands. The variety of different soft good items range from athletic apparel and medical to children’s and accessories. Communicate with clients directly to provide expertise on the design and development process and communicate with our internal teams to execute project. Each client will have different seasonality and different timelines so ability to manage big picture with several different deadlines is a must. Candidate must be an excellent communicator and great at developing relationships with clients.

The day to day managerial duties will include:

  • Assist design manager in meetings with external private label clients to gather project information, feedback and present CDS deliveries

  • Assist with internal raw materials sourcing team to acquire fabrics and trims

  • Assist with internal technical design team to illustrate product to meet client vision

  • Assist with internal pattern making team to develop garment patterns

  • Assist with internal prototype cutting and sewing team to execute sewn prototypes that meet client specifications

  • Assist with internal manufacturing team to transition product from development into production

Desired Areas of General Knowledge:

Vendor management

Grading

Fabric knowledge in both knits and wovens

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Points of measure for garments knowledge

Required skills & knowledge:

Construction methods

Timeline management

Tech Flat drawings

Apparel design

Microsoft Excel

Schedule Requirements:

Office hours are Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM

We offer flexible in-office hours upon request

Please apply to info@clothierdesignsource.com with resume and cover letter.