Trained bespoke tailor 10 years experience working on savile row my lessons are for thoses who maybe already studying bespoke tailoring degree or college level.
Lesson structure will depend on your capability i.e knowledge what you will learn overall is:-
Different hand techniques used in bespoke tailoring
Different stages for how to prepare the jacket for each fitting i.e baste / pocket baste / forward / finish these 4 stages will be broken down even more as each stage can vary depending on style of jacket / cloth (fabric) or type of customer
Also do extra lessons for thoses who are interested in learning about how to do a fitting an individual / patterns / alterations.
and I do also accept someone who has never done much sewing and wants a career change lesson structure will be different as we will be doing a lot more practicing and theory i.e how to setup a machine / how to use the machine / how to sew by hand / how to use a presser (iron) / make a catalogue of samples that will help you when coming to making the jacket and other garments
I am a Bespoke tailor and have been training for 6 months I have taught 2 students and currently teaching one at the moment full-time at the end of the training they will be able to make a bespoke jacket from start to finish
It has help them become more independent push their ideas at university, especially in their 3rd year for final collection as they have better knowledge on construction.
Also help them to decide whether tailoring / seamstressing is what they want to do career wise.
Industrial sewing machine, hand sewing, technical drawing, Adobe photoshop,
Adobe illustrator, sourcing fabric, admin, dedication, customer service.
October 19 - present
Head Bespoke Tailor
Coat maker my role is to cut patterns for each customer, striking cutting out the jackets and making the jackets from start to finish, taking part in fitting the customers.
Designer / tailor
February 2017 - present, Birmingham
This is a multi service company offering freelance bespoke tailoring services to other
clothing companies and private customers. Also collaborating with other designers/stylist creating one off pieces and creating my own menswear line.
I work by myself so I am responsible for all day to day tasks such as –
Building brand identity
Drawing hand and digital illustrations
Chasing up enquiries
Build relationships with suppliers
Planning tasks for the week / month
Seeing customers / customer service
Huntsman and sons / bespoke tailor coatmaker specialist
February 2010 - February 2017, London
Bespoke tailored jackets, double breasted, overcoats, costumes. Fabrics from lightweight to heavy 14oz .
• hand-sewing and machining skills.
• creativity and the ability to visualise designs.
• accuracy and attention to detail.
• budgeting skills.
• Organisation skills
Newham college / NVQ level 2
February 2008 - April 2009, London
Tailoring pre apprenticeship course learning the skills needed for bespoke tailoring,
pattern cutting, creative cutting and making
University of Birmingham / BA HONS DIPLO
October 2004 - June 2007, Birmingham
Fashion design development, research, create a collection.
University of Birmingham / BTEC National Diploma
September 2002 - July 2004
Fashion and clothing course learning the basic’s of what designing, pattern cutting and sewing.
MFA awarded indépendant designer of the year 2017
Silver shears 2nd at "The golden shear” Savile row tailoring competition 2013
My most recent work was doing freelance work for June Ambrose I made a few pieces for J
ay Z and Beyonce “on the run 2 tour” for there backing singers.
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