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Freelance Seamstress

We are currently looking to recruit a freelance seamstress for our luxury womenswear clothing collection. Our Semple Collection has been produced for professional women who are drawn towards elegant style. Cut from a range of Italian fabrics, our collection is created at our London atelier, located in the heart of Covent Garden.The Semple bespoke experience allows you to interact with our clients on a personal level and therefore requires good communication skills within our atelier.

Applicants must have their own sewing materials and be able to work fast and efficiently to meet tight deadlines from home. We are in need of someone with great technical skills and experience in making tailored garments. We will expect you to be able to complete a dress and have a good level of machine skills from the outset. It is imperative that all garments are produced to a very high standard. You will be provided with a sketch, pattern and measurements sheet to work from in your pack and are expected to be able to sew the garment ready for a first stage fitting.

We will require you to come into the atelier for measuring consultations with clients and sometimes ask you to do home visits, so a flexible schedule is key. Appointments are always made ahead with at least one week’s notice so you can work around this accordingly.

Skills / Experience:

  • Strong technical ability to sew a range of garments from a tailored blazer to a sweetheart evening gown
  • Must own an industrial/ high spec domestic sewing machine and an overlocker
  • Knowledgeable and confident in all aspects of patterns, cutting and sewing
  • Be able to hand sew garments ready for fittings and machine sew for second fittings
  • Understanding of all materials and fabrics – especially wool, cotton, crepe and silk
  • Must be able to speak and understand English well
  • Must be able to commute to our atelier in Covent Garden and attend in-house appointments when required

If you’re interested in this position and would like more information please contact dulcie@maggiesemple.com