Madrid, Comunidad de Madrid (ES)
29 Sep 2021
29 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Part Time

At JanTaminiau we are looking for enthusiastic freelance Couture-seamstresses based in Madrid. Working very closely within the Design Team, you’ll be responsible for making products and toiles by following the guidance of your colleagues. The products you create will lead to the production of the garments that we then sell to our clients globally. You will also support all customer alterations and the  hand finishing of products before customers receive them. 

 Your main activities will include:

  • Performing refined high-quality sewing machine-stitching of delicate (silk) fabrics in complex designs
  • Sewing machine stitching mainly, handwork on the side
  • To manufacture products and toiles by following the guidance of the Design team and paper patterns.
  • Adapting and developing existing designs
  • Hand finishing garments before they go out to clients
  • To carry out mending, repairing or alterations
  • Follow-up to ensure returns/fixes are processed quickly and accurately, conducting any alterations
  • Repairs and spot cleaning of garments that may come back into the studio
  • Pressing garments

The ideal candidate will have/be:

  • A minimum of five years seamstress work experience within a Couture (or bridal atelier)  
  • Excellent stitching expertise (hand and machine work)
  • Pattern knowledge
  • A Dutch and/or English speaker
  • A perfectionist and have a good eye for detail & constant quality control
  • Flexible, have team spirit, be stress-resistant, and passionate for the art of fashion
  • Excellent sewing skills and ideas to think out of the box
  • Have an understanding of design, construction and finishes
  • Good knowledge of zippers, fabric, buttons, linings and patterns
  • Be attentive to detail, demonstrate strong self-control, and be able to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong communication skills
  • An ability to visualise how a garment will look before it is finished
  • Able to accurately measure, add, and subtract
  • Good technical knowledge of garment construction including knowledge of sewing and pattern making.