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Xochil Scheer

There’s no magic here - the journey is just as important as the outcome. The Chicago Pattern Maker builds products with experienced, professional product development services to serve brands and designers across the country. Xochil and her team have a wealth of expertise in tailoring, garment fitting, and technical fashion design across multiple product categories. From first-through-production patterns, tech packs, and in-house prototype creation, we’ve got you covered throughout the process. We provide guidance and support for established and new brands including material and factory sourcing, sizing specifications, and production advisory. Seeing the end product come to life, being sold and used in the world by real people, and hearing the feedback that comes with it - that is MAGIC.

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Thanks for visiting and getting to know me and my team! I am a pattern maker and product developer based in the Chicago area, with over 15 years experience in the fashion industry. I am very passionate about the product development process, and I enjoy working closely with my clients and brands on their patterns, prototypes, and everything pre-production! It’s where my skills shine, and I love collaborating with designers to create beautiful and functional products. I consider myself to be an “analytic creative”, a resourceful problem solver, an engineer of apparel and sewn products. I am very passionate about ethical manufacturing, especially within the US. We have so many wonderful resources around us. I look forward to working with you!


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