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Pattern Cutter

Vivienne Westwood
Battersea, London, SW11 4AU
Competitive Salary + benefits
Closing date
4 Jun 2022

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Vivienne Westwood Ltd is currently looking for an experienced Pattern Cutter to support the AK and Mainline teams in our studio located in Battersea, London.

Job Description

  • Development of sampling and production pattern as well as Showpieces, Liaising personally with designers during fittings (AK) providing input for experimental garment ideas.
  • Developing new pattern:
    • Manual pattern cutting
    • digital pattern cutting using Lectra (Mdaris and Diamino)
    • creating new patterns, working on already existing patterns, alterations, etc.
    • digitizing paper pattern
    • suggesting finishing solutions
    • finalising production pattern, including technical information
    • Preparing tiles (cutting and sewing toiles, doing alterations if necessary)
    • suggesting finishing solutions
    • grading, if necessary
  • Digitizing patterns from the pattern archives of AK and VW – organising and preservation of the pattern archives in cooperation with the garments archive
  • Printing and providing patterns for further development for the design departments
  • Communication with production company/digital pattern cutter (exchanging pattern, problem solving etc.)
  • Communication with Lectra in regards to hard- and software maintenance
  • Maintaining the pattern archive (paper and digital)
  • Working collaboratively with other pattern cutters, tailors, cutters
  • Problem solving with machinists to establish best method of construction for experimental garments
  • Maintaining a high level of quality control for pattern and garments within the studio and at a production level.
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure and extended hours leading up to fashion shows
  • Attending Production fittings

Skills / Experience

  • Experience in pattern cutting
  • Use of Lectra Modaris
  • Use of Clo3D
  • Fashion related studies

Vivienne Westwood is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by local government laws.

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