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HomePattern cutter / Garment technician
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Freelance Pattern cutter / Garment technician Morden, Surrey, UK

I am a designer pattern cutter, garment technologist and I also have Savile Row bespoke tailoring training.

I work on with a very vary range of clients, from high street suppliers, luxury high street and Couture clients. Over the last couple of years I have been involved in creating whole collections for very vary clients.

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£25.88 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£207.06 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:362754

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

Word, Windows, Excel, Power point,

Employment History

(Sep 2010 & ongoing)

Part time Lecturer

London

Since September 2010 I have been lecturing pattern cutting to 2nd year BA degree menswear students.
I have also been lecturing the BA third year students for their final project collections both menswear and womenswear.
I have also been holding workshops for the MA fashion students in pattern cutting.


(Aug 2010 & ongoing)

Freelance Pattern Cutter/ Garment Technologist

Islington

Since August2010 I have been working with Nylander couture as a freelance pattern cutter/Garment technologist.

I provide pattern cutting and garment technology solutions to a wide range of clients
Nylander couture is sample/production solution’s company that specializes in producing collections for new/young designers showing at the London fashion weeks.

My role is mainly within pattern cutting, supervision of sample production.
Sourcing factories, supervision of production runs and ensuring that the samples are produced to very high standards in compliance with industry requirements and standards.
I also have to attend fit meetings with various and very varying clients and provide advice on changes and alterations was well as carry out the alterations so samples get sealed for
production.

Recent clients, Topshop, Oasis , JW Anderson, Austeric, Scaline london, Reiss Uk.

Education

( 1993 to 1995)

London College of Fashion

BTEC Higher National Diploma Fashion Design and Technology

Short Term roles

2008 - 2010
Liberty London
Regent street
(Feburary2011 –May2011)
Pattern cutting for 2012 menswear summer shirts collection, working through from first patterns through to sample production and all sealing processes (patterns, fit sessions alterations and sealing samples for production)

Aqua By Aqua (December2010-Feburary)
I worked freelance with the above company as a creative pattern cutter for various collections for their womenswear range.
My role has been creating first patterns and supervising sample production and all pattern alterations for approved samples.

John Kaldor(April-July 2010)
Camden
Worked with production team as a garment technician. Overseeing sealing process for multi-product for various clients ranging from
Viyella, House of Fraser,Topshop, Phase eight, Windsmoor, Planet, Kaliko, Reiss, working to ensure critical path is on schedule, attending fit meetings making alterations to patterns.
Creating specifications sheets, checking and assuring quality and finish of samples, liaising with the factories and resolving production issues

Kier Wear Aps (October 2009-March2010)
Denmark
Created patterns for summer 2010 ladies wear denim collection. Making patterns for the whole collection from first fit samples through to final production.
Create specifications charts, ensuring that samples meet client’s requirements, carrying out any alterations to patterns and samples after fit meetings.
Visit factory to resolve production and quality issues. www.keirclothing.com/keir_collections.

Grenfell (March-September2009)
London
Started new men’s wear line, ready to wear and bespoke tailoring- Sole responsibility for design and production.

Segun Adelaja (January – March 2009)
Regents street
Pattern cutting for winter 2009 Men’s wear collection
Pattern cutting for bespoke clients

Pattern Cutter

No uniform (October 2008 December 2008
Webwear (June 2008 July 2008)
BA clothing (Sept 2008 October)
Hackett (Pattern reproduction for existing styles)

Duties include creating first patterns, Generating Spec’s and Pattern Amendments.
Liaise with clients and factories with regards to production and delivery schedules.

Garment technology

Webwear (June 2008 July 2008)
Captive clothing (July 2008 August 2008)
BA clothing (Sept 2008 October 2008)

Producing garment specs for client and factories.
Checking garment samples to ensure that they fit client’s requirements with regards to size and finish before fit session
Producing detailed production drawings and production notes for factories
Checking pattern grading to ensure they are adequate and make corrections if needed before sending them to factories
Check samples from factories to ensure that the fit and quality is as required by client.
Arranging fit session with client.
Visiting factories to observe production techniques and procedures and enforce changes when needed in relation to client requirements.
Attending fit meeting with clients, note changes to be made to garments, advice on changes and getting garments sealed
Make changes to patterns and change spec sheets as required by client accordingly
Arranging production schedules with different factories in various countries with regard to logistics and how they affect client delivery deadline

2000 – 2008 Self Employed, Copenhagen
Moved to Copenhagen and started a fashion consultancy offering fashion production solutions for small businesses
Providing pattern cutting, garment technology services, sample production factory sourcing and production supervision.
Producing collections for small first season fashion designers.
Produced my own line womenswear collections and my bespoke wenswear label.

Charlie Allen(Intern 6 months)
Studying the all practical aspects of bespoke tailoring Menswear and womenswear.
Pattern cutting /alteration, fittings and final garment adjustments

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignment)

  • Pattern and sample making: Our client needs to develop some simple textiles pieces for a range of recycled home wares. Initially these will be an apron, oven glove and tea towel. Designs have been developed to sketch stage but they are looking for help in making patterns and initial samples. Experience of materials sourcing and managing products through to manufacture might also be useful for a second phase of this project.

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