- Middlesex, GB
- £10 /hr
- Available now
I am keen to offer my services as a pattern cutter tol fashion labels requiring a freelance pattern cutter.
I have five years of manual pattern cutting experience in the costumemore...I am keen to offer my services as a pattern cutter tol fashion labels requiring a freelance pattern cutter.
I have five years of manual pattern cutting experience in the costume industry I have an excellent eye for detail and a very solid understanding of garment construction and finishing techniques. I think my experience of making accurate first patterns straight from a design sketch and my ability to swiftly solve fit issues make me the best candidate for this job. I have a great deal of experience working with designers to realise a wide variety of different garments.
I have recently finished interning at Nicola de Main and have been working amending and fitting the final samples for her Spring/Summer 2010 collection and making first patterns for her AW10 collection.
I am currently training to use the Gerber Accumark system on a short course at The London College of fashion as I believe learning pattern cutting techniques on the computer will enhance my productivity and flexibility within the role
I believe I have the skills your company would require and have attached my C.V. for your consideration.
Area Covered: London, greater london
Work Experience Summary: Nicola De Main - October 09 - Jan 10
During my time at Nicola\'s I developed patterns for SS10 and AW10.
I solved fit issues on existing patterns, measuring and preparing grading dockets for the factory.
I liased with the design team to create accurate first patterns from a sketch. I then used my accurate eye for detail to diagnose fit issues then resolve them without compromising the style of the garment.
Horrible Histories Lion television - 3 month contract August 09 - October 09
I used my time management skills to prioritise making and mending tasks in order to meet daily deadlines.
I liased with the designer regularly to make sure I fulfilled her intentions accurately.
I conducted costume fittings in a professional manner always being considerate to the actor’s needs and making them feel at ease.
New Shakespeare Company, Regents Park- Deputy Costume Supervisor 4 month contract - April 09-August 09
I worked closely with the designer to select fabrics within the means of the budget yet continuously carrying out further exploration until I had fulfilled the designers intentions as closely as possible.
I assessed whether the project was running to schedule and assess any delegation required to complete the task for the deadline to the highest standard.
I kept a record of the show budget on Excel and used email to order supplies and communicate with production team members overseas.
I had to be highly organised creating a manual file containing all the design and supplier information relevant to the show.
I liased with the stage management team to arrange fittings appropriate to the rehearsal schedule. As well as being responsible for travel arrangements to fittings and ensuring the freelance maker arrived on time with all of the necessary items required that day.
Watford Palace Theatre Nov 06 -Jan 09 - Wardrobe Assistant
I used my excellent attention to detail to create costumes from a design sketch
Liasing with designers and responding to actors’ requirements
Solving issues that arise during technical rehearsals
Attending production meetings and rehearsals
I was highly organised and aware of the stock we carried and being confident to suggest items from stock I thought may interest a designer
I had to be very aware of all projects involving my department in order to deal with requests and queries over the phone with a degree of knowledge
I supervised work experience and casual staff using machinery always being careful to promote health and safety
Costume maker - The Enchanted Pig - Linbury Theatre - November 09
Teaching Assistant - Eastlea Community School - March 09
Costume maker - The Production Suites - Jan - Mar 09
Costume maker - Opera Della Luna - Jul 08
Prop costume maker - Rainbow Productions - Aug 05 - Nov 06
Costume maker - Hotel Babylon - May 06
Costume maker - Drama Centre Central Saint Martins - Mar 05
Costume maker - Theatre Royal Windsor - Stepping Out Jan 05
Education Summary: BA Hons Costume for the Screen and Stage 2:1
Introduction to CAD/CAM Gerber Accumark London college of Fashion