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Williams - Dressmaker - London, UK

Marian Williams

London, UK

Summary

I am introduce myself as a highly skilled individual with excellent academic achievements from the London College of Fashion and a proven track record in the dressmaking and design. I am currently seeking for job within a progressive business that will provide me with a personal and professional challenge.

I have significantly enhanced my creative and technical skills over the last number of years, obtaining a Diploma in Pattern Cutting in 2007 and a BA (Hons) in Fashion in 2010. My communication skills are outstanding, which have been demonstrated liaising with clients in my dressmaking business and throughout my career within healthcare.
I am keen to develop and enhance my skills further and would welcome the opportunity to work within organisation.

Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Services

Dressmaker

Summary:

Design from scratch and using creative flair and technical ability to design and create women’s clothing for a portfolio.
include pattern cutting, drawing, illustration, dyeing techniques, knitwear techniques, selecting yarns, knowledge of knitting machines, creating fully-fashioned garments, Jewellery - Bead work etc.



Work History

Voluntary Sewing Tutor

Lewisham Refugee and Migrant

From January 2013

Learn student to making pattern from a basic block and buy suitable fabric
Learn student pattern cutting, sewing and construction
Learn student to hand sew and use a sewing machine.
Making samples with a range of fabrics.
Learning student Making cushions, patchwork and other sewing techniques.
How to use an over locker through making samples.

Designer and Dressmaker

Freelance

1 Successfully operating own small freelance women’s clothing design and dressmaking service for 20+ years, capturing client requirements, producing patterns and delivering high quality garments. Developed portfolio of clients securing high volumes of repeat business.
2 Developed excellent technical skills during degree course to include pattern cutting, drawing, illustration, dyeing techniques, knitwear techniques, selecting yarns, knowledge of knitting machines, creating fully-fashioned garments etc.
3 Developed expertise in both Photoshop and Illustrator.
4 Created and presented a number of fully-fashioned knitwear and jersey creations for fashions shows each year at the London College of Fashion.

Projects

Freelance Designer and Dressmaker

Rayo Collections Unpaid Seamstress 2.2011-3.2011
1 Making pattern to create daywear, evening dresses, jacket and trousers.
2 Pattern cutting, sewing and construction of garments.
3 Using industrial, domestic machine and over locker working on my own.
4 Able to work at a fast pace and have excellent finish.
Freelance Designer and Dressmaker 1985 –Date
1 Setting up this small business from scratch and using creative flair and technical ability to design and create women’s clothing for a portfolio of private clients.
2 Designing and producing own patterns to create daywear, evening dresses, outerwear, gloves, knitted garments and millinery.

Drape Through the Ages

The idea of progressing the notion of drape sources from the classical and neoclassical sources through to inclusion of modern and contemporary influences. A series of 20 and 21 century designers who have also used drape extensively in their designs as well as being influenced by the early classical styles. These designers included: Pucci, Donna Karan and Kokosalaki.

Qualifications & Certifications

Jewellery – Beadwork

Greenwich community College

University of the Arts London

London College of Fashion

University of the Arts London

BA(Hons) Fashion: Design & Technology

University of Arts London London College of Fashion

City & Guilds Fashion (L3) at Lewisham College (Pass) 2005 – 2006 Fashion Design (L1) at Lewisham College (Pass) 2004 – 2005

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