Episode 5:

Our Journey and Getting into Fashion

In this episode we share some insights into both of our fashion journeys with you all. From where we studied, to work experience and then the leap of faith into our job role.

Pre-university:

Kathryn:
Biology, Chemistry & Maths A-levels
(change of direction!) Art & Design foundation at college

Caroline:
BTEC garment making and garment construction for 2 years for 4 days a week. On the 5th day I took a separate course in pattern cutting.

University & internships:

Caroline:
BA (hons) (1st) Fashion Design at University of Northampton (Collection of the year)
Internships with Jeans care, Clothes show in Birmingham, Issey Miyake, Hussian Chalayan

Kathryn:
BA (hons) Fashion Design at Bath Spa University
Small internships at Katherine Hooker, Roland Mouret, Working in mums wedding dress shop and helping with alterations

After University & First jobs:

Kathryn:
Lucky enough to get a job straight out of uni at Karen Millen in a graduate role.
First pattern cutting job was at Peter Pilotto as Junior pattern Cutter

Caroline:
Interned after uni but continued to send out CV for paid roles.
First pattern cutting job: Jasmine AlFayed

Freelance life & Starting our own Businesses

Caroline:
https://www.purepatterncutting.com/

Kathryn:
https://project-patterns.co.uk/


Is there a topic you’d like us to cover? We’d love to hear from you! Contact Kathryn and Caroline directly with any comments / feedback on fashionhalfcut@gmail.com. Alternatively you can reach out on instagram @fashionhalfcut.

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