Assistance for London Fashion Week

Sample Machinists / Streamstress

Maria (196307) – Sample Machinist
A skilled machinist who has worked for the majority of KLFW designers with excellent feedback. Her speciality is ladieswear evening dresses and is highly experienced working with delicate fabrics including chiffon, organza, silk and lace.

Sarah (210871) - Seamstress
Currently freelancing on and off for a leading Couture & RTW designer. This Seamstress has completed assignments for us with numerous designers both machining and alterations for gowns, evening wear and RTW. She has always received excellent feedback- her attention to detail is second to none. This candidate is a keen worker and happy to work evenings and weekends.

Laura (98183) - Sample Machinist
This Machinist has worked through Freedom for many years. She has been with some fabulous brands on Couture pieces as well as RTW. She has excellent couture and bridal experience and is fully competent working with delicate fabrics including silk, lace, chiffon and organza.

Beatrice (192397) - Sample Machinist
Another excellent Sample Machinist and long standing Freedom freelancer. Always has excellent feedback and is always asked to return. She regularly works for us at other high street suppliers as well and with fantastic high end brands. Her mixed experience ensures her work is done quickly, but with equal precision.

Pattern Cutters

Valerie 193757 - Creative Designer Pattern Cutter
Valerie is an excellent Creative Manual Pattern Cutter, who can work flat & on the stand, previously she was employed on a permanent basis by Nicholas Oakwell. Valerie has worked the seasons for designers such as Thomas Tait and Ralph & Russo, and a number of beautiful high end British designer labels; she is immediately available to freelance.

Maya ( 102530) - Creative Manual & Gerber Designer Pattern Cutter
Maya is an exceptional Creative Manual Pattern Cutter who can also use Gerber. Maya has freelanced for Temperley, Felder & folder, Hardy Amie, UGU & Ralph & Russo. to name a few. Maya can work flat or draping and can also use Gerber Version 10. Maya has a great personality, and eye for detail, she works well with all the designers that we have placed her with; she can translate designs and work closely with designers in a strong collaborative way. We have her examples of her portfolio on file, which is beautiful.

Ian ( 142227)- Gerber Designer & Premium Brand Pattern Cutter
Ian is currently freelancing for Freedom 2 days a week on an ongoing basis for a beautiful RTW & bridal designer . Ian is an exceptional Gerber Pattern cutter, he is a Gerber ‘super user’, he can produce 1st patterns, as well as make production amendments if needed. Usually, Ian has a very good 1st pattern to sealer hit rate. Ian worked as a studio manager/ Head Pattern cutter for many years for a leading British designer.

Lydia (199343) - Designer RTW & Couture Creative Pattern Cutter
Lydia worked for Bruce Oldfield for many years on RTW and with Private clients, before leaving in 1988 and running her own label for many years, which was sold through private clients and independent stores. Lydia can work on all product areas from evening wear to soft tailoring, outerwear, jersey and multi product. Lydia then moved into freelance, (always with great feedback), for clients such as: Alberre Odette and Azagury for many years, and also Marios Schwab, to name a few.

Sample Cutter

Annie ( 55420)- Sample Cutter
This candidate has worked with Freedom for some time now, recently completing bookings with a number of British designer that have shown at LFW. As well as having a strong brand background, she also has some supplier/high street experience to boast, which gives her the edge of speed as well as precision. Product wise, she has worked with organza, lace, jersey, woven and tailoring. Annie is an exceptional sample cutter, who matches patterns well, is used to working with luxury fabrics, and is fast.

Fred ( 97556) - Sample Cutter
Is an exceptional sample cutter, he works on high street, supplier and designer products . He is fast , neat with excellent finish .

Alterations and Tailors

Janet (61072) - Alterations Tailor & Fitter
Our candidate is an experienced machinist with strong alterations and hand finishing skills. She used to be head of alterations for Caroline Castigliano so is very experienced at bridal and she used to work for the Prince and Queen of Jordan altering all of there garments, she is confident on everything from tailored jackets to skirts trousers. As well as alterations, she is a strong Sample Machinist used to working with delicate fabrics. Recent assignments through Freedom have been with a number of designers prior to shows, where alterations to models for the catwalk has been required.

Alan (207981) - Alterations Tailor, Fitter & Seamstress
He has recently come to the UK from Bulgaria. Back in Bulgaria he was a Tailor, Pattern Cutter and Sample Machinist for his company. He would lead fits as well as take care of orders from VIP clients. One of his day to day jobs was making alterations to evening and wedding dresses. He can work on a range of fabrics including jersey and soft separates. Previous experience includes him at a television studio as an atelier manager. Here he made to measure outfits and supervised the seamstresses and cutters as well as deal with VIP orders. Since being in the UK he has worked as a alteration/tailor/sample machinist. Alan has worked through us with a number of leading designers, and high street brands also.

Phoebe (209681) - Alterations Tailor and Made to Measure Specialist
She has worked for us freelancing with a number of Saville row tailors, and MTM designers for private clients .Before registering with Freedom, all of her background was alteration tailors, she worked for Grays Tailors, and then an alterations tailor in Baker street for a number of year.

Candy (114074) - Alterations Tailor, Seamstress and Hand Embroiderer.
Another strong Machinist with a mix of supplier and brand experience; she has completed many assignments for us over the years, she is a strong seamstress as well as Alteration hand, and hand finisher. Candy can produce beautiful hand appliqué work. Candy has a really strong mix of good attention to detail as well as speed due to her varied supplier/brand experience; she also has a lovely calm friendly demeanour with private clients. Candy is also very strong at producing corsetry and bodices.