The Last Pattern Maker

Christel Ellsberg, Raleigh Denim’s 82-year-old pattern-maker is one of kind in the industry. The importance of pattern-makers within the fashion industry is often overlooked. The designer receives all the fanfare, but it’s the pattern-maker who creates the minutely calibrated stencils around which fabric is cut—thus translating the designer’s visions into actual wearable garments.