Provide womenswear design and pattern cutting services to individuals and small brands. Also creating fashion illustrations.
Trend and theme research, designing, sampling and pattern cutting, creating tech packs and technical drawings. Also helping with styling for the editorial shoot of the collection.
Trend and theme research each season, designing with the brand’s customer in mind and also considering feedbacks from sales. Pattern cutting for 2 seasons, toiling, deciding on finishing, visiting fabric fairs and sourcing fabrics, creating technical packs including technical drawings, taking part in fittings, liaising with seamstresses, assembling final samples, costings. I was also responsible for the interns each season and giving appropriate tasks. Helping to decide on running order prior to show and match models with looks. Managing dresses at London Fashion Week Shows and making sure everything is in order, reporting any issues to the designer.
Skills gained: Time management, working for a deadline, taking part in fittings. Tasks: Pattern cutting for 2 seasons, cutting, assisting on fittings, fabric sourcing, helping designer on the choice of fabric, designs and deciding on finishings, liaising with seamstresses.
Skills Gained: Handling different quality fabrics,working with prints,insight into running a fashion studio. Tasks: Tracing patterns, sampling, cutting,preparing fabrics and patterns on printed fabrics to cut,closely assisting permanent cutter and pattern cutters, costing, assembling toiles, drafting initial patterns for e-commerce range, making technical drawings,running general errands, helper at Fashion Week