2017 Volume 17 Issue 2 Pages 67-74
The effects of a patternmaker's prior working experience with a designer on their patternmaking efficiency was investigated by comparing two patternmakers' (P1 who had considerable experience working with the designer involved and P2 who had none) work processes. P1 had a high level of understanding of the design and required less verification points by the designer. Besides, few modifications were required. Conversely, P2 asked the designer more questions and the designer requested more modifications in the toile check. It was shown that patternmaker came to be able to understand the designer's intention in the design and to predict designer's requirements by experience of working with a designer. Thus, the patternmaker was able to make a pattern that satisfied the designer's requirements more quickly and with fewer modifications. This finding increases our understanding of the effects of experience of the work of patternmakers with designers on efficient clothing design.