The Patternmaking certificate was created to address the industry's need for professionals with strong patternmaking and fitting skills. The program is geared toward fashion/technical designers as well as other apparel industry personnel who are responsible for production and pattern development nationally and internationally.

The program consists of five sequential credit courses that focus on:

  • Developing body templates from specifications
  • Developing patterns into advanced styles from the templates
  • Applying muslin templates to mannequins
  • Pattern grading and marker making
  • Developing linings, facings and jackets
  • Fitting, proportions, balance and making adjustments and pattern corrections

The program can be completed in three to five semesters during the evening and weekends to meet the needs of busy working professionals who have an interest in or a workplace requirement for these skills. The techniques developed in this program may be transferred to other areas of fashion apparel.


The program consists of the following five courses offered over a three-semester time span:

Course Credits
PM 121 Patternmaking I: Misses' and Women's Wear 2
PM 122 Patternmaking II: Misses' and Women's Wear 2
PM 171 Pattern Grading: Misses' and Women's Wear         2
PM 233 Patternmaking: Misses' Sportswear 2

PM 255 Fit Analysis and Technical Documentation




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For course-specific information and career advisement by appointment, contact:
Deborah Beard, coordinator
Cassandra Williams, advisor
Business and Liberal Arts Center, Room B436
(212) 217-4412

This certificate is administered by the School of Business and Technology.