About Apparel Pattern Making
I’m Traci Anderson, a patternmaker, technical designer, and instructor with 25+ years of experience in the industry, as a freelancer, adjunct instructor, and running my own pattern development business. I have developed projects for all genders and sizes with fabric types ranging across the board. Including products for the apparel, crafts, and home industries, and exposure to electrical circuiting sensors in clothing. My specialty area of focus has been active sportswear and lifestyle brands.
I’ve taught pattern drafting, draping, CAD, and sewing courses in upper education settings and in one-on-one settings and now contract for the University of Oregon’s Sports Product Management Program as their Innovation Lab Patternmaker.
Here at APM, I offer onsite and remote services for individuals, emerging designers, and small to large businesses. Providing pattern development, fitting, technical specs, grading, and markers in industry and home sewing formats. All patterns are developed in electronic format utilizing Optitex (an industry-standard patterning software) and files are emailed to you or your factory in various file formats and/or printed on paper to mail to your doorstep.
As a business owner, I’m also passionate about advocating for mental health and share that passion through a collection of sewing patterns for home sewing enthusiasts. Where I provide information, resources, and topics to help others in their lives and/or the lives of those they may know. To learn more about my passion read APM’s advocating statement.
APM Mission Statement: Serve clients and customers with sewing pattern services and products for use in the softgoods industry and sewing enthusiast settings. Along with advocating, educating, and supporting those who care for and/or live with mental illnesses.