Industrial pattern making is a blue print for constructing the export readymade garments. It is an outline, a template to create all of the components of a garment needed to form a complete unit of clothing. Industrial patterns, regardless of size or shape, include important markings necessary to sew the pattern pieces together so that they fit precisely. These markings includes: darts, seam allowances, notches, and punch holes for trims, pockets button and button- hole placement.
Industrial pattern making is the link between design and production that turns overseas buyer’s designer’s sketch into a three-dimensional functional garment. A pattern is the way of interpreting the design regardless of the style, size, shape or number of pattern pieces. A two-dimensional process is called flat pattern making. When the pieces are sewn together, fitted on the dress form, the pattern is then translated into a three-dimensional form.