- London, GB
- £7 /hr
- Available now
Hello, my name is Astrid, born 1978 and raised in Austria. I am a qualified nursery teacher, but never worked in the field, as fashion and textiles always had a much stronger gripmore...Hello, my name is Astrid, born 1978 and raised in Austria. I am a qualified nursery teacher, but never worked in the field, as fashion and textiles always had a much stronger grip on my mind. After graduating from school I worked on many projects, together with graduates from fashion school in Vienna. Together we would design and produce garments ourselves to either exhibit in form of a fashion show or simply sell them at/on various places and occasions. In 2001 I moved together with 4 friends to London, with the goal in mind, to open our own business. Which we did, in 2002 we opened a shop called "Velvet Illusion" in Camden market, successfully selling our self-designed clothes. In 2003 we expanded the shop in Camden, and in 2004 opened another Branch in Kensington. Later in 2004, due to several disagreements I left the business and moved with my (now) husband to Germany. In Germany I took a course in pattern making, and soon after opened another business trying to get into wholesale. Unfortunately our stay in Germany only lasted until 2005, so we moved back to London. My previous business had gone bankrupt in my absence, 2006 our daughter was born, 2008 our son was born.
2010 I started to do some alteration work for a dry cleaner, but I'd be very happy to accept more work, as I like to keep my hands busy and my sewing machine running! In my work I am very patient, passionate reliable and a perfectionist, I do not rest until I think my work is done perfectly.
Area Covered: London