About the CIAM Method

The Guarino Method of pattern making taught by CIAM Australia, was developed in Italy in the 1950s by Mario Guarino.

The Guarino method uses a specially designed and graded ruler to construct patterns such as tops, skirts, pants and sleeves with very little calculation required by the user to achieve a perfect fit. The method is easy to learn, quick, efficient and effective!

The Guarino method can be used by beginners who have never created a pattern, through to experienced dressmakers and patternmakers.

Achieving a perfect fit the first time can save many hours of work.