Senior Creative Patternmaker, Leichhardt

Location: Leichhardt, New South Wales

Employment type: Full Time

Applications close: December 14th, 2018

About us:

Lee Mathews is a leader in the Australian retail fashion industry, providing our team with a unique working environment that is inspiring and fashion forward. Proudly Australian-owned, Lee Mathews is celebrating 20 years in the Australian Fashion Industry.

About the role:

Due to consistent growth, an opportunity has arisen for a Senior Patternmaker. This role works very closely with the design team requiring a candidate who is motivated by innovative and challenging silhouettes with strong attention to detail and construction.


This role will include, but is not limited to: 

  • Creating patterns in the Stylecad system from sketch form
  • Creating and maintaining garment specifications and construction information from proto through to production
  • Working with the designer on innovative and challenging silhouettes (this includes working with drape on the dummy)
  • Liaise with and oversee the in-house sample machinists
  • Taking part in all garment fittings and finalising alterations
  • Assist in fitting and resolving styles created by freelance pattern makers
  • Communicating with the internal production team to ensure high-quality fit and finishes
  • Assisting the design team in problem-solving complex garment construction issues


Requirements for the role:

  • A strong eye for detail and exceptional knowledge of high-end garment finishes and complex construction across a range of fabrications
  • Awareness and understanding of the international market and trends
  • Minimum of 6 years patternmaking experience
  • Experience with the Stylecad patternmaking system
  • Proficient use of Excel and synchronised online cloud services such as Google Drive and Dropbox

The role requires a focused, self-motivated professional with strong communication skills who thrives on challenges. The successful candidate will be working alongside a small strong team, creating beautiful and unique styles made of premium fabrications that are showcased both locally in our retail stores and on various international platforms such as Matches, Net-a-Porter and Browns.

If you feel you meet the requirements above, please send your application through to