Head of Pattern Cutting and Atelier
Working within the London studio, the Head of Pattern Cutting and Atelier will be a senior Pattern Cutter, responsible for managing a small team of Pattern Cutters, Seamstresses and Cutters – both permanent and freelance. Working with the Design team to create the highest quality patterns with the best fit. You will be responsible for workflow planning, ensuring the smooth running of the atelier.
Manual and Gerber pattern cutting, creation of accurate first patterns working from designer inspiration and sketches.
Responsible for managing a team of pattern cutters and seamstresses, including task allocation and development
Planning atelier workload in line with Design and Production schedules
Working with and training junior members of the team
Responsible for each pattern, from first pattern taking this through from sampling to production sealing. Provide measurement charts for production
Participating in all design/development/salesman sample fittings, being on hand to attend in production fittings as necessary
Develop a checklist of Pattern Cutting rules to be followed by Atelier staff
Support Design department with advice on best construction and finishing techniques
Working with Head of Product to schedule freelance staff