I have worked with a bridal organisation based in Stourbridge, taking their garments through the full manufacture process.
For my Final Major Project I was given the opportunity to collaborate with a company of my choice. I chose to collaborate with a bridalwear company, as I felt it would enhance my knowledge of the industry further and would serve as a new challenge. My research resulted in a collaboration with Georgina Scott Bridal.
This project required me to produce two full outfits in a base size as well as a larger size. The aim of this project was to take the two outfits through the manufacturing process, from initial sketches to fully finished garments. The project included the creation of technical specification packs, grading, layplans and costings and QA reports.
The process involved several fit sessions, each identifying issues which needed to be amended to improve the final garments.
The whole process has enabled me to enhance and develop a range of skills needed as a garment technologist, which I look forward to applying to a future position.
Final major project in collaboration with Karen Millen
For my final major projected I have collaborated with a womenswear brand. The company I have collaborated with is Karen Millen a high-end luxury brand, who I communicated with throughout the project and attended fit sessions at their head office.This project required two full outfits in a base size 10 and a larger size 14. The project starts from receiving the initial sketches from the company through to the manufacturing process to fully finished garments. This project requires Grading, lay plans, costings, technical packs, specifications and QA reports
Fashion Design with Garment Technology Graduate seeking employment in the Midlands
Collaboration with George at ASDA who are based in Leicester creating childrenswear garments.
An Undergraduate currently studying Ba(Hons) Fashion Design with Garment Technology at Birmingham City University, due to graduate on the 24th July 2018. Childrenswear was chosen for this Final Major Project due to the challenges involved. The grading aspect built on the enthusiasm and passion for Garment Technology, Grading (manually and digitally) and Pattern Cutting. An Undergraduate currently studying Ba(Hons) Fashion Design with Garment Technology at Birmingham City University, due to graduate on the 24th July 2018. Childrenswear was chosen for this Final Major Project due to the challenges involved. The grading in childrenswear includes mathematically based challenges with much smaller increments, which built on the enthusiasm and passion for Garment Technology, Grading (manually and digitally) and Pattern Cutting.
Developing pieces to be used for his Autumn/Winter 2018 Collection
For our Final Major Project I was required to work, collaborate with a company in a live project to create 2 outfits proposed by the chosen company.
The company that I chose to collaborate was with the designer Rhys Ellis who provided me with garment specifications. The garments that were given were to be used for the Autumn / Winter 2018 collection. Along with creating these garments they were to be graded and produced in a bigger size and technical spec packs to be produced with these.
Pattern cutting and technical drawings from fashion illustrations are some of my strongest skills, together with the use of Adobe Illustrator to make technical drawings along with Photoshop. I have also gained experience of using the Gerber system for lay plans and grading.