Cecile Lacey

ready to start a career as a junior/assistant Garment Technologist

  • LocationUnited Kingdom



  • Drawing
  • Accessories
  • Account Management
  • Client Services
  • Clothing Alteration
  • Marketing
  • Problem Solving
  • Product Development
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management
  • Office
  • Dress Making
  • Sewing by Hand Machine
  • Garment Technology

Work history


Made to Measure Administrator


Apr 2015 - Mar 2016
  • • Provided makers and branches with specification documents in regards to curtains, blinds and sundries with fabric details, measurements, pricing and completion timeframes. • Analysed faulty fabrics and liaised with suppliers so they could replace fabric and refund. • Quality controlled orders so all specifications were followed meticulously by the makers prior to dispatch. • Supplied quotes comprising product choice, measurements, fabric type considering pattern repeat and fabric width.


Work Placement Product Technologist in Lingerie

Marks and Spencer

Jan 2016 - Feb 2016
  • • Explored the complete development stage from design through to production with Product Technologist • Assisted the product technologist in fit sessions • Prepared samples to be sent to factories and for sign off meeting • Attended lingerie supplier meetings for S/S 2017 trends • Organised stock room for 400 sample types • Led a PowerPoint comp shop presentation on performance swimwear to department senior management.


Global Strategic Relationship Manager

American Express

Jan 2008 - Dec 2014
  • Single point of contact for a portfolio of the largest international clients in regards to their operational queries. • I was sought after for because of my extensive knowledge of operational processes and consistently outstanding customer servicing results. • Proactively built and maintained client relationships at all levels, taking ownership from initial query through to final resolution. • Synchronised a six month project to launch over four thousand additional client accounts for a global hotel chain allowing them to receive payments via satellite call centres. • Communicated complex and sensitive operational processes in a clear and concise manner in both French and English via phone, email, conference calls and face to face. • Carried out high volumes of large financial adjustments taking into account compliance procedures while maintaining premium levels of servicing and accuracy. • Analysed clients’ financial records to retrieve payment details in order to assist clients with their financial reconciliations.



Minxy Bags

Mar 2007 - Dec 2013
  • Stylish handbags and matching fashion accessories using a bold and bright fusion of genuine vintage and contemporary fabrics such as: handbags, clutches, make-up bags, purses, brooches, glasses cases, cushions. • Developed, designed and made a new range of bags and fashion accessories to highest standard • Created technical sheets for each item with measurements, fabric samples, list of furniture and costs • Defined short and long term objectives insuring tasks are completed and tracked. • Project managed a website construction via website builder and maintenance for my activities. • Managed, set and controlled own budget and expenses to ensure profitability. • Track record of each initiative and analysed results to measure success. • Developed marketing activities on social media, craft fairs, local press release.



Level 4 Garment Technology for Fashion Retail

Fashion Retail Academy

Aug 2015 - Apr 2016
  • Focuses on product development for mass production. Skills range include how to suggest modifications to garment designs, advising on fabric suitability, how and where to source new technology fabrics, ensuring the most appropriate construction methods are used to keep production within budget and how to oversee fabric testing and fit sessions. Developing team working and negotiation skills to gain an in-depth understanding of how to communicate effectively with factories, pattern cutters, graders, buyers and design teams.


Online Fashion Marketing

University of the Arts, London

Jan 2015 - Mar 2015
  • This introductory course helps to understand the concepts within the fashion marketing industry and how and why fashion marketing has evolved over the years as a key ingredient of the fashion business industry. Fashion consumer, the fashion organisational behaviour and the fashion market Trend research, how and why we research. Who are your consumers? Who is your profile customer? Primary and secondary research. Brand - USP - Positioning - How and why fashion brands target consumers. Marketing mix - how to plan a fashion marketing mix Psychology of fashion marketing communication and visual merchandising Press and PR - Endorsements, sponsorship and promotion PowerPoint presentation on marketing a fashion product Creating a marketing plan Recommending and justifying a promotional campaign Explaining how to evaluate the effectiveness of the campaign Giving details of activities, time of delivery, target market, methods of testing