Freelance patternmaker Alexandra doesn’t have a fashion degree, and she doesn’t live in a fashion hub. Yet with only a couple years of experience, she is now making more in one day as a freelancer than she made in two weeks at her old full-time job. Better yet, she loves the freedom to make her own schedule, choose the best projects for her goals, and actually have a life–all while still working in fashion.
Alexandra Agreda is a freelance Pattern Maker that uses 3D CAD to make a fast, sustainable development process for small to mid-size clothing brands. Despite not finishing her art school fashion degree, and taking a 5 year break from even touching a sewing machine, she was always inspired by the art of construction and problem solving. Since moving to Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Alex has designed and pattern drafted 2 collections for a small brand and is now fully freelance, helping her clients’ designs come to life.