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Mary L. | Elance
 
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Mary L.

Expert Patternmaker/Design/Haute Couture/Tailor
   Canada
  |   Windsor, Ontario
  |  1:03 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $39

My work experience amounts to more than 35 years of patternmaking in the most formal of circumstances - more than 95% made-to measure. Excellent technical skills, familiarity with all manner of textile and their properties, as well as superb knowledge of fit. My skill and experience also includes specialised methods of patterning to allow the greatest range of movement within any given garment.

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Portfolio

Full length silk taffeta evening gown with silk georgette shoulder flounce
Duppion silk with lace overlay
Double layer silk jersey with fur accessories
Hand-cartridge pleated, silk inner lining with pockets
Full length wool coat
Cut velvet, with sheer overlay and beading accents
Wool with padded front, thread-marked ornamentation placement on body, ready for 2nd...
Ready for 2nd fitting
Black bengaline, and yellow silk peau de soie, asymmetrical hem-length
Black bengaline, yellow silk peau de soie
Proper 19C corset base, silk duppion covering, appliqued, embroidered
Proper 10C corset base, silk covering, hand-painted front
All cotton tunic and breeches, cotton lawn shirt
Silk Duppion, with hidden dust ruffle, lined in silk organza
Short, geometrical cashmere cape
Cotton velvet, taffeta lining, ,military piping and trim
Blue rayon fine stripe, twill rayon piping detail, dance-gusseted sleeve
Watercolour
Watercolour, hand drawing
Watercolour hand drawing
Watercolour hand drawing
Hand drawn - Micron pens, colour pencils, metallic pens, pointillism
Hand drawn - Micron pens, colour pencils, metallic pens, pointillism

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Patternmaking
Design
Haute Couture
Tailoring
Fashion Consulting
Team Building
Process analysis
Costuming
Sewing
English Language
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Service Description

Design - hand-drawn design renderings - tone-on-tone, or colour

Expert-level Patternmaking skills - more than 35 years experience: period, modern, mainstream/formal & classic apparel, dancewear, men's, women's children's

Haute Couture, Tailoring, Construction skills - familiar with all workroom equipment, expert knowledge of materials/ fibre, superb ability to choose most appropriate methods of construction, and construction support materials

Tech Packs - Can be part of the patternmaking process, OR, you may send me your final Sample with all pertinent information, and I will create your Tech Pack down to the last detail.

Team building/team supervision - able to train staff, build cohesive team structure

IMPORTANT - In regards to Pattern Making services:

I am vastly experienced in all facets of garment construction, including patternmaking, grading, and construction - over 35 years’ experience, men, women, children, modern and period apparel, casual or formal. You will find my fit standard and attention to detail are unsurpassed.

When making a pattern, a toile/mock-up is ALWAYS part of the process, to make sure the pattern fits all specifications, and is done to a high standard of excellence. It is, after all, the tool that will be relied on as the standard for your garment.

Please realise, when making a pattern for use by someone other than myself, pattern pieces must be produced for every piece of every layer (outer fabric, linings, interfacings, pocket...

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Employment

Mayson
Patternmaker/Dep't Manager
2012 - 2014
Various Classical Theatres - North America
Cutter/Tailor/Patternmaker - Outsourced Contracts
1984 - 2011
Post-seasonal freelance contracts: Metropolitan Opera, NY, NY - Patternmaker/Cutter/Tailor Chicago Shakespeare Company, Chicago, IL - Patternmaker/Cutter/Tailor National Theatre School, Montreal,...
Stratford Festival Theatre
Patternmaker/Cutter/Tailor
1983 - 2011

Education

H&M Rehage
Patternmaking apprenticeship
1979 - 1981
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Tailor
Textile
Haute Couture
Illustration
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