Industrial pattern making requires a high level of flexibility in order to adapt the designers’ indications to industrial rules.

This profession was born after the industrialization of the clothing and apparel industry, as the process required a standardization of sizes. Industrial pattern makers translate sketches and prototype sheets into a multi-size pattern.

You can choose one of the following areas: Womenswear, Menswear, Casual, Children, Beachwear and Sportswear, Corsetry and Lingerie.

Your Academic Journey

Things you will learn

You will learn how to develop standard and irregular sizes, how to transform the sketch created by the designer into an accurate pattern and follow its development phases.


  • Basic pattern making
  • Size development
  • Pattern technique and industrialization
  • Assembly and tailoring
  • Irregular sizing
  • Extra sizes development

Experience, work and learn

Our teaching method stimulates engagement and active learning. Students can experience and learn in an ever moving open lab, with actual projects and role-playing activities. 30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading, and studying, 70% Practice, labs, creation and presentation of personal projects, workshops.

  • 30% Lectures, classroom activities, reading, and studying
  • 70% Hands-on activities, workshops, production and presentation of personal projects, workshops

Your future after the Academy

Industrial pattern making offers important growth opportunities within both small and medium textile companies and fashion houses.

Our partner network helps us support you in your placement process, with an 80% employment rate.

Program taught in:
  • Italian

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Last updated July 3, 2019
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Oct 2019
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