My development from a Fine Art and Art Therapy background into Creative Pattern Cutting was a very natural one. It may seem like an unusual route, but having grown up with a seamstress for a Grandmother, I started my career with fabrics at 15yrs old, working as a Sales Assistant in a warehouse full of fabric & haberdashery. Materials, sewing and construction have always been part of me, and a nerdy enjoyment of mathematics helps with the precision of pattern cutting.
With the decision made to become a Creative Pattern Cutter, I took some short courses and gained some work experience ( inc. Corsetry, Costume, Bespoke ) before applying to the PGC Innovative Pattern Cutting at Central St Martins.
After graduating I took an internship with the Fairtrade brand People Tree. I gained so much from this experience – developing my knowledge of the industry – the limitations within the high-street and within ethical fashion itself. Fair, organic, and recycled fashion is an area that really interests me – this has developed into a fascination with Zero Waste, the skill of designing clothing with zero or minimum fabric waste; I love the idea of pushing the boundaries.
Being freelance I am continuously finding myself working on new and interesting projects. Living in the beautiful Dorset countryside, I have the luxury of working from my own studio.