Annual Course – Milan

The figure of the patternmaker is much sought after in all the companies that deal with the production of clothing, regardless of their notoriety.

The patternmaker realizes the models designed by the fashion designer through the development of paper patterns, from the design to the realization of the sample, respecting the proportions and style of the sketch.

He/she chooses the materials, the accessories and then, once the model is realized, he/she controls the wearability of the garment, fixing the possible defects and following the production.

Course details:

  • Location: Milan
  • Date: October
  • Duration: 2 Years


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 fitting, which will then be packaged and finished by seamstresses and embroiderers or by the packaging department.


  • Study of the Silhouette 
  • Study of the Basics
  • Study of Wearability
  • Study of Measurements
  • Modelling Basics
  • Sartorial Modelling Techniques – Prêt-à- Porter
  • Sartorial Modelling Techniques – Haute Couture
  • Techniques of Industrial Patternmaking
  • Shooting Transfers
  • Study of Necks
  • Study of Sleeves
  • Study of Shirts
  • Study of Pants
  • Study of Day and Evening Dresses 
  • Study of Coats 
  • Study of Skirts 
  • Study of Jackets and Coats 
  • Bodices – Tops and Bustiers
  • Designing Techniques
  • Cost and Consumption Control
  • Technical Sheet
  • Sketch Interpretation
  • Models 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.