Pattern making is the art of manipulating a design onto a piece of fabric to incorporate a person’s figure. The ultimate goal is to create the perfect, customized fit. Therefore, the most important part of the garment development process is to draft the pattern based on the shape and proportions of the customer. Pattern making creates a two-dimensional visual of the garment that is being designed. The pattern is made to fit the customer’s measurements and modified to add in specific styles and designs before eventually being draped and graded. The pattern is the foundation of the entire garment; pattern making is part creativity and part methodology. It is a blueprint that guides where the fabric has to be cut to conform to the customer’s figure. While there are different methods of pattern making, the most common method is flat pattern making, and it can be accomplished in just five easy steps.