I am a professional Gerber pattern cutter with over 20 years experience. I focus on initial pattern development, draping and pattern drafting using Gerber software or manual pattern cutting. I am able to interpret client or designer briefs and often deliver patterns right first time with minor alterations to follow.
I am very experienced in fit amendments and delivering final altered patterns along with spec sheets, costings, print outs and zip files. In addition I am able to advise on grading.
My work corresponds with guidelines of professional fashion and pattern cutting industry and I have an excellent technical knowledge having worked with many designers, especially 10 years spent working for Alice Temperley.
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Initial pattern development using the variety of methods-Gerber (digital), manual or draping on a stand
Charged on hourly basis starting at £35 per hour. Quotation and agreement is in place for every order so both parties are satisfied before the project had been commenced on.
Final production patterns including provision of digital and hard copy patterns
Patterns are usually supplied in hard copy, digital zip file and converted DXF file. These are included in the price and no extra charge is applied. If additional paper copy is required that will be charged from £20 per pattern (per size). Postage is added separately to the bill.
Technical support to students
I have worked with students for many years by providing advice on the development of patterns, garment finishing and bringing together their graduation collections. This involves provision of the full technical support that ensures students not only become competent in their skill, but develop a detailed understanding of the process for developing a collection in the commercial environment of the fashion industry.
I offer a one to one relationship during the crucial stages of the students’ course and the tutor relationship often continues beyond university in providing help and advice during the development of subsequent projects.
Toiling / sampling
This service is optional to the client, unless part of the development is not possible without toil completion which is included in pattern cutting rate. Charged on hourly basis at basic rate of £30per hour. Quotation and agreement is in place for every order so both parties are satisfied before the project had been commenced on.
Specification and Costing
These are included in the price and no extra charge is applied.
Fitting and alterations
This service is optional to the client. Charged on hourly basis at rate of £35 per hour. Minimum call out time is 2h.
No charge is applied for initial patterns developed by Paragon PPS. If additional paper copy is required that will be charged from £20 per pattern (per size). Postage is added separately to the bill.
No charge is applied for patterns developed by Paragon PPS-Oxford Bespoke Gowns.
What my students say
I learned so much from this technology. My favorite part is making a garment by myself. It really helps me to understand the knowledge which teacher delivers, I find it more useful then studying from books by myself.
Really nice environment to learn in. Especially enjoyed the draping on a stand work. Finding out about production methods and what industry requirements was very interesting. Some topics may be would have liked to spend more time on. Really happy that we covered so many topics. Feel like I have learnt a lot in a short time, really enjoyed the group environment.
Very helpful. Great we have all key measurements. Having patterns printed and seeing many tips is super helpful. Draping secession very successful-good to have pattern to go home with and develop.
Amazing day, learn so much and so helpful. Covered everything I wanted to learn more about and feel like I know a lot more than before. Thank you so much for such a great day!