After going to The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago and IADT-Las Vegas and earning a BA in Fine Arts with a major in Fashion Design Maribel has quickly gain recognition in the Chicago Fashion Industry as a pattern maker and sample maker for leading designers in the Chicago Land Area such as Anna Fong, Fashionable Addiction, Lindsey Berns (childrens wear), Satoko MIzuno, among other upcoming emerging and establish designers. With a backgound in manufacturing womans clothing apparel, mens, childrenswear, bowties, neckties, handbag, etc. Successfully helping Designers produce and sell their lines in Chicago depending on market or directing people to valuable resources. Have been an active member of the Apparel Board Industry in Chicago for 3yrs and going, a member of CFF and continue support in the Chicago Fashion Industry. Her dedication and determination can be seen thorough her knowledge in patterning/clothing construction/fit/grading/draping techniques, fittings, tech specs, digitizing, grading, marker making, and assisting local chicago designers and throughout the Midwest. With partnerships established with contractors, sales rep, buyers, photographers, models and different professional within the fashion industry ThePatternMaker14 Maribel Melanson is sure to help you develop your product needs in a cost effective and productive way. As well as provide fast turn around time. TPM14 in partnership works with you in developing your brand needs.
Founder of ThePatternMaker14 Started 2010 The Business of Fashion: AIBI- 2010
The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago AIBI- Apparel Industry Board CFF- Chicago Fashion Foundation Makers Row