I am a garment technologist with pattern cutting and design experience, who is familiar working across multiple product categories. I have a penchant for high quality in both design and garment construction - I believe that these two things live hand in hand so I am passionate about great garment technology combined with excellent cut and fit to create successful styles.
Garment TechnologistBluenile Clothing
London, United KingdomFull Time
Working across woven and jersey areas for both evening and casual wear, I manage styles from initial design sample, through the fit and production processes, to shipment samples - delivering garments with the highest quality of fit and construction. Garment technology through a supplier base, means I am guiding styles for brands such as ASOS, Very, Arcadia Group, Roman Originals etc, working with both their teams as well as Bluenile in house to create WRTW styles with the best fit and construction possible. Not only does this include the review and application of fit comments, but also maintenance of spec sheets/ tech packs and the critical path, fabric costing and testing, and liaising with factories in the UK, EU and further abroad. I have worked on a broad range of woven and jersey styles for core lines, as well as the inclusive versions of these for curve, maternity, and petite and tall areas.
Technical Designer / Product developerDBL - Dressed By Lauren
- Worcester, United KingdomFull Time
My role at DBL was to design and develop WRTW and bespoke styles for DBL’s mid-level luxury market, working from sketch and design samples through the fit process to final samples. My responsibilities included: - Mood/ Trend/ colour boards, and the translation of these into sketches. - Manual pattern cutting/ draping for WRTW styles, implementing fit comments and feedback from customers - as well as for bespoke garments to individual measurements. (Including occasional pattern grading.) - Liaising with the operations manager for fabric sourcing/ costings/ raw material stock levels. - CMT for bespoke garments, as well as toiles/ samples. - Tech packs including CAD and sketches, spec sheets / style file maintenance. - Critical plan maintenance with simultaneous production management. - General studio tasks - photo shoot assistance, packaging, assisting customers with measurements to tailor their bespoke garment.
- Fashion Design
- Pattern Cutting
- CAD Design
- Adobe Creative Suite
- Fabric Sourcing
- Technical Specification
- Advanced Sewing
- Womenswear Tailoring