The template from which the parts of a garment are traced onto fabric before being cut out and assembled.
Patterns can come in either paper format or digital format. The digital patterns are made on a program called CAD that fashion designers learn how to use in fashion design school. A lot of pattern makers still make patterns out of paper, typically a brown card stock.
When you select a product from the MakersValley Factory Design Catalog, the pattern for your product is already available at the factory so there is no need to create a new pattern.
When you create a new design project on the platform, you will need to upload your digital pattern file to your project. Or, if you have only a physical sample, you will need to upload photos of it and mail it to us and the factory will make a you a new pattern from your sample. We'll store your pattern for you in Italy and we'll send it to you anytime you request it from us, as long as we're not currently sampling or producing your garment using that pattern.
The factory will include the price for making your pattern in their bid they send you.