Definitions

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  • n. The creation of patterns for either sewing or casting.

Etymologies

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pattern +‎ making

Examples

  • Later, I went on to design school and learned clothes patternmaking and design (thus my sojourn in the garment industry ... and I wanted to get away from sewing??).

    Costume Delays on the Western Line

  • It included Hank Sterling, chief engineer of the patternmaking division of Swift Enterprises, whose great skill was indispensable to the precision job of rocket building.

    I, TOO, DREAM....

  • Sterling, the blond, square-jawed chief engineer of Swift Enterprises 'patternmaking division, was in charge of the special technicians working with Tom on his solar-battery tests.

    Golden State

  • Paper engineering and patternmaking are, indeed, a kind of spacial imagining: taking flat sheets and bending them to encompass volumes of space.

    Archive 2007-06-01

  • Sam: "That's four years of learning how to do handbags, patternmaking, shoes ..."

    Fashion Fixation

  • I don't know chinese, but in patternmaking we call the bottom hem of the skirt the sweep.

    Any Chinese Translation Help? - A Dress A Day

  • Sometimes, MAYBE, there will be a mention of some handwork being done; embroidery, or pleating, or whatnot, but otherwise, there's just a big void: nothing about the patternmaking, the construction sewing, the fabric sourcing ... you could just as easily assume the Brownies showed up overnight and sewed everything up for a bowl of milk.

    Are you reading FI? You should be reading FI. - A Dress A Day

  • Since then I have learnt patternmaking and can help myself.

    A (much more specific kind of) Dress A Day - A Dress A Day

  • It was headed by Hank Sterling, square-jawed chief engineer of the Swift patternmaking division and general trouble shooter for the outfit.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Atomic Earth Blaster

  • Then Tom, Bud, Arvid Hanson, and chief patternmaking engineer Hank Sterling, who was going along on the trip, supervised the loading of the cargo.

    Tom Swift Jr And His Giant Robot

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