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~ Working closely with the designer to create patterns following a brief and deadline
~ Working with the head designer to develop a pant pattern from a sketch, presenting the toile in a fit meeting and altering the pattern from the design teams feedback, with the final outcome used in the SS show in Paris ~ Creating pattern blocks from vintage garments without deconstructing, including complex knife and dart pleat details and bias pants without a side seam ~ Translating alterations from toiles onto patterns ~ Assist with production pattern making, grading and reducing patterns through specific seams ~ Digitalising patterns using LECTRA software ~ Transfering patterns onto voile using basque stitches for the furrier ~ Create patterns from rubbings of garment details ~ Create shoe patterns with the accessories design team from a toile of a Japanese knot that could not be undone, with a brief to reduce the volume ~ Machine sewing toiles for the design, knit, development pattern and production teams ~ Hand sewing finishes onto final show garments
~ Translating alterations of very tailored menswear onto patterns ~ Altering final show garments to a very high standard ~ Hand sewing Swarovski crystals onto final show garments and accessories following a complex design ~ Taught basic embroidery techniques ~ Assisted backstage at LCM Fashion East Presentation
~ Proposed a small line of accessories, three were chosen and were presented in London Fashion week presentation at Somerset house and are in production, named after myself and my two sisters ~ Interperate the designers sketches and present the full collection as technical specs on Adobe Illustrator, with the true fabric scanned and inserted for factory tech packs ~ Coordinated the product shots for SS15 collection, with final images used on the website and for press ~ Overlooking and managing the web sale using Magenta software and Excel spreadsheets
~ Draping on the stand to create unusual construction for jersey ~ Hand sewing delicate finishes to a very high standard on silk and satin final show garments ~ Cutting out patterns on printed fabrics, ensuring the pattern flows through seams ~ Assist with research stage for new collection concepts, given key words to source inspiring images ~ Assistant backstage at the SS Fashion Eastbpresentation and AW Fashion East runway show ~ Sourcing fabrics ~ Working confidently while using my initiative within a team of buyers, photographers, stylists, MUA and models