patternmaking

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pattern +‎ making

Noun[edit]

patternmaking (uncountable)

  1. The creation of patterns for either sewing or casting.
    • 2008 March 20, Cathy Horyn, “Two Who Believe Fashion Is More Than Flash”, in New York Times[1]:
      It involves patternmaking and fit, qualities that have diminished partly, if not purely, as a result of the decline in skilled cutters and tailors in New York and Italy.