Well, well, I’ve only gone and done it!

Done what? Got a job at a bonafide Savile Row tailoring firm, that’s what! I am now a full time Assistant Cutter, which is brilliant.

The OED defines a Cutter as the “person in a tailoring establishment who takes measurements and cuts the cloth.” There’s a whole lot more to it than that short summary implies (isn’t there always?); I’m starting to learn how to draft patterns for suiting and lay them out correctly on the cloth, which is trickier than it sounds when you’re expected to reach the highest standards! I fully expect it to take a few years of training to get to a point where it becomes second nature.

Chalking the pattern out

Chalking the pattern out

I didn’t take the most obvious route to this career, but here I am. Hooray!

The workshop (could do with a bit of a tidy up!)

The workshop (could do with a bit of a tidy up!)

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