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About Pattern Room

Based in Melbourne, Australia, Pattern Room is an online catalogue of industry standard patterns available to fashion designers and business owners. Our huge range of patterns are designed to be used as part of your core or basics range allowing you to dedicate more of your time and budget to your unique pieces. As well as being available on demand, our patterns only cost a fraction of what it would to outsource to a local or international pattern maker. Most importantly, they’re meticulously designed and fitted on western fit models so you’re guaranteed an accurate and consistent fit right through from babies to plus sizes.

Our catalogue of patterns is extensive and growing by the day to include a variety of styles and fits. When purchasing a pattern, you’ll have the option of choosing up to 6 file formats depending on what you require for the production process. Best of all, our site is incredibly easy to use (see our How To Use  page for more information) and we’re happy to offer a complimentary trial pattern for first time users to give you the opportunity to experience Pattern Room for yourself, risk-free.

About the Founder

Julia Van Der Sommen is well known in the fashion industry as an innovator and mentor. Also the founder of Sample Room, the leading pattern making, sampling and product development service, Julia has over 22 years’ experience in the industry and spends a lot of her time developing fashion businesses of all sizes, from startups to iconic brands. An advocate for ethical fashion, Julia is constantly looking for ways to improve the industry from the ground up, and offering the Pattern Room platform is just one of the ways she’s achieving that.

Ready to try Pattern Room?

You can return to the home page to begin searching our catalogue of patterns or alternatively, register  to request your free pattern.

How To Use

Your step by step guide to using Pattern Room

We wanted to make our site as easy as possible to navigate so we’ve broken the process down into 5 simple steps. Try and get started using the guide below and if you have any trouble, please head to our contact page  to request some help.

Choose A Category

There are a few ways you can look for the style of garment you’re after. You can scroll down our home page and you’ll see a table of images broken down by gender, age and size. Simply click the one that suits and you’ll be able to view the entire category (you can narrow you search once you arrive).

Alternatively, you can use our Search function by typing a simple query into the box like “womens pant” then hit Enter or click the magnifying glass. You’ll be taken to a results page and hopefully find what you’re looking for.

You can also navigate via our Menu Bar. No matter what page you’re on you’ll see a black menu bar near the top of your screen. Hover your mouse over Womens, Mens or Kids and you’ll see further options in the drop-down that you can left click to view.


Select Your Fit

Click on the tab to see the selection of fits to narrow your search. This is the perfect way to search if you have a garment you like the fit of and you are looking to find a similar pattern. For most styles you just need to measure across the chest, the length from HPS (High Point Shoulder) and the sleeve length from CB neck to start your search. Compare this with the garment size charts by style to find the closest match. You can then start designing within the category of fit.


Choose A Style

Click on the tab to see the selection of styles to narrow your search. If you know what sort of garment you need but would like to have a look around before committing, then this is the place to search. When you find an item you’re interested in, click on the image to be taken to the product page. You’ll then be able to view more images, a detailed product description and additional style notes.


Select Your File

Now it’s time to choose the file types you require (simply left click inside the white boxes). We offer DXF (a universal pattern file format), Ai (Adobe Illustrator), PDF, Product Sheets (for local manufacturers) and Spec Sheets (for offshore production) - all emailed to you immediately after payment - as well as Card + Cut and Paper which are printed by us and shipped to you within 2-3 weeks. For more information about which you require, visit our FAQ page . Once you’ve made your selections, click ADD TO CART. You can then repeat the process for more items (CONTINUE SHOPPING) or move onto the next step (VIEW CART & CHECKOUT).

Checkout & Pay

To make future purchases easier (and to track your order history), we recommend registering with us, but you’re welcome to checkout as a guest if you’d prefer. Make your selection and click CONTINUE to start filling out your details, or if you’re already a member, login with your email address and password. You’ll need to provide your billing information, shipping information (if different), select your shipping method (if applicable), and enter payment information (we accept PayPal and Credit Card). Once you’ve completed each section you’ll be asked to review your order before confirming.

Try Pattern Room for free

Want to experience Pattern Room and see the quality of our patterns before purchasing? Register your details here and we’ll send you a free pattern specific to your industry.