Lewisham Refugee and Migrant
Voluntary Sewing Tutor (January 2013 - Present)
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 (December - Present)
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.