Annual Course – Milan

The figure of the Pattern-maker is much sought after in all the companies that deal with the production of clothing.

He is a professional figure with a high technical preparation in the design of patterns and prototypes of all the garments that make up the wardrobe. The Pattern-maker realizes the designer’s ideas by transforming his sketches into technical drawings on a real scale, to design and make the various pieces needed to compose the garment. It must respect the proportions of the figure and design the model first on paper, then on a test canvas, creating the prototype for the creation of the sample.

Good dexterity in technical design, ability to develop, great precision and attention to details are essential prerogatives to carry out his work.

In the case of tailoring productions, manually make the pattern as well as all the development phases up to the realization of the prototype.

In the case of industrial productions, the Pattern-maker can design paper patterns using specific 2D and 3D CAD programs and software for Fashion. In the latter case the Pattern-maker must necessarily know how to design first manually and then learn to use the CAD programs through specialized training.

It is possible to attend the Cad 2D and 3D Modeling Master only after having obtained the Modellist qualification.

Course details:

  • Location: Milan
  • Date: 1st October 2020
  • Duration: 15 months
  • Registration fee: € 988
  • Annual fee: € 12.000
  • Final exam fee: 300 €


The course is aimed at those over 18 years. It is not necessary to have experience in the sector, as the study programs start from the basics and are also aimed at beginners or those who start from scratch. Good dexterity in technical design, ability to develop, great precision and attention to detail are essential prerogatives for those who want to undertake the profession of Pattern-makers.


The course aims to train people capable of working in complete autonomy and provides the technical knowledge to cope with the most unexpected and extravagant needs of the stylist and fashion designer, through the development of patterns to the prototyping and realization of sample. The Pattern-makers must be able to follow the entire design and creation phase of the prototype, meticulously taking care of every detail.


The Pattern-makers can work in companies that produce clothing, both tailoring and industrial. He takes care of developing the collection by designing patterns and prototypes, taking care of the leaking, which will then be packaged and finished by seamstresses and embroiderers or by the packaging department.

Can collaborate with:

  • The Stylist
  • The Style office
  • The Product Office
  • Pattern-makers
  • Tailors


  • Silhouette Studio
  • Study of Bases
  • Study of wearability
  • Study of Measurements
  • Basics of Modeling
  • Sartorial Modeling Techniques – Prêt-à-Porter
  • Sartorial Modeling Techniques – High Fashion
  • Industrial Modeling Techniques
  • Shooting Transfers
  • Study of the Hills
  • Study of the Sleeves
  • Shirts Study
  • Pants Study
  • Study of Day and Evening Dresses
  • Coat Studio
  • Skirt Studio
  • Study of Jackets and Coats
  • Corsets – Tops and Bustiers
  • Design Techniques
  • Cost Control and Consumption
  • Data sheet
  • Interpretation of the Figurine
  • Patterns designed by the student
  • Size Development


Teachers carry out monthly verification tests following the progress of the study plan so as to check the progress of the student in order to help him / her in case of difficulty or delay in the program. Once the course program has been successfully completed, the student can enter the final exam to obtain the professional qualification diploma as a Pattern-Maker.

An external commission made up of professionals from the sector examines the project and the model created by the student as well as viewing the results of the tests carried out throughout the course. Once presented their work, the student will be able to answer the questions of the examiners and support possible objections, proving to have achieved a certain certainty in dealing with the topic technical sheets; the student must illustrate the technical contents of his work and support any objections from the commissioners, giving proof of his professional maturity.