Birmingham City University

2013 - 2016

BA (Hons) Fashion Design with Garment Technology - First Class Honours

Dedicated and passionate about Garment Technology with a desire to expand my knowledge of garment construction and pattern cutting. A keen eye for detail with the ability to translate initial sketches and illustrations into final garments. Hard working, organised and proactive, with the capability of working efficiently as part of a team and as an individual to set deadlines. I hold a passion for creating beautiful, high quality garments and I am currently seeking opportunities within the industry.

 

Skills

- Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign                            

- Gerber Pattern Making Software                                                

- Pattern Cutting                                                                                  

- Technical Packs                                                                                 

- Technical Drawings                                                                         

- Manufacturing using an Industrial

   Sewing Machine

- Manual and Computer Grading

- Draping on the Stand

- Working to Client Specifications

- Product Development

- Communication

Experience

Amanda Wakeley Collaboration - January 2016 – May 2016

  • Working in collaboration with the client Amanda Wakeley, two outfits were developed and produced to required specifications.

  • Patterns were created in a base size 10 and then graded both manually and on the Gerber system to a size 16.

  • The outfits were presented at two fit meetings to the company, from which the fit and manufacture of the garments were assessed and refined.

 

Amanda Wakeley – September 2015

London Fashion Week Intern

  • Altering garments for models.

  • Dresser for the catwalk show, ensuring all garments, accessories and shoes were correct for the model.

 

Amanda Wakeley – July 2015

Technical Intern

  • Writing comments during fit meetings given by the designer, pattern cutter and technical manager.

  • Photographing garments during fit meetings to visually document any alterations to be made, through either modifying the pattern or the manufacture of the garment.

  • Updating the workbooks with photographs and comments from each fit meeting.

  • Measuring garments against the required specifications and updating the workbooks.

  • Creating new specs for Autumn 2016 and inputting data from the range plan for each style, including technical drawings, fabric types, compositions, colours and components.

  • Creating copy patterns to be sent to factories.

  • Organising past seasons’ patterns, booking couriers and sourcing haberdashery samples.

 

Joules - March 2015

Technical Intern

  • Documenting the agreed garment alterations during fit meetings for the senior garment technologist, through written and photographic evidence.

  • Checking garment measurements against size charts and design sheets to ensure that all measurements and features of the garment are correct.

  • Analysing the quality of garment samples received from the supplier. Recording the outcomes and emailing the suppliers with feedback.

  • Organising garments for fit meetings with their accompanying documents.

 

Somitex UK Ltd - March 2015 & July 2014

Design and Technical Intern

  • Designing and producing patterns for Childrenswear dresses, Spring/ Summer 2016.

  • Sourcing fabrics and trims requested by the designers.

  • Developing Adobe Illustrator skills.

  • Digitising patterns using the Lectra system.

  • Emailing suppliers for stock levels, placing sample orders and confirming orders of fabrics.

 

Paperchase (Sales Assistant) - March 2014 – April 2016

  • Visually merchandising product ranges to increase customer awareness.

  • In depth and up-to-date knowledge of stock and product ranges.

  • Working as part of a team.

  • Providing high quality customer service.

  • Handling money.

  • Replenishing stock.


Education

The Roundhouse Derby College - 2012 - 2013

UAL Art and Design Foundation Diploma - Distinction

 

Landau Forte College Derby - 2005 - 2012

A-levels

BTEC Subsidiary Diploma in Art & Design - Distinction*, Product Design - B,
Performing Arts - A*, Mathematics - C
GCSEs

12 GCSEs A*- B (Including Maths, English and Science)

Achievements

Full UK Driving Licence

UAL Awarding Body - Best 3D Piece of Work
Displayed Garment at Chelsea College of Art and Design
Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

ABRSM Grade 4 - Flute

National Ice Skate UK Star Awards Bronze & Silver

National Ice Skate UK Awards Grades 1-10

Award in Sports Leadership

 

References
Available On Request