Shilo Byrd Studio Is Hiring Freelance Swim & Lingerie Patternmakers & Freelance Stitchers In New York

Shilo Byrd Studio is a boutique pattern and sample room primarily serving the Ready-To-Wear segment of the garment industry. We're seeking freelance patternmakers and stitchers. Highly skilled students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. This is an entry-level/early career position.
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Shilo Byrd Studio is a boutique pattern and sample room primarily serving the Ready-To-Wear segment of the garment industry. The studio is owned and operated by Patternmakers Shilo Byrd and Jené Stefaniak. Our capabilites encompass a huge range of garments and fabrications with a staff of specialists whose training and focus includes tailored and draped wovens, eveningwear, corsetry, swim, lingerie, active and outerwear for both Mens and Womenswear.

PATTERNMAKER – SWIM & LINGERIE

Seeking freelance patternmakers for work on styles utilizing 4 and 2-way stretch knits for Swim, Shapewear, Lingerie, and foundations and more. Please be comfortable handling and cutting all manner of stretch knits and knowledgable about the various ways to finish and trim garments made in those fabrications.

The ability to consult with clients about design practicality, trims, closures, elastics, and binding a must. The ability to sew prototypes on industrial equipment essential, sample quality sewing a huge bonus but not required.

Highly skilled students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. This is an entry-level/early career position.

STITCHER – CUT & SEW KNITS

Seeking freelance stitchers proficient in stretch knits for swim, lingerie, and other applications using stretch knits contoured closely to the body. Experience and understanding of lingerie and swim specific construction and sewing is essential. Comfort using and adjusting industrial overlock, coverstitch, zig zag and straight stitch for lingerie and swim application is essential. Ability to sew one way stretch knits for leisurewear is a huge bonus.

Stitchers are accountable for the workmanship of the samples they produce and for their timely execution. Must be able to withstand the pressure of working under deadlines.

Must posses basic conversational and sewing-related English fluency in addition to the ability to work easily with others. Looking for someone who is comfortable with personally seeking out the patternmaker if there is an issue in the sample making process, and will ask for clarification rather than guessing.

Highly skilled students and recent graduates are welcome to apply. This is an entry-level/early career position.

To apply, please send your resume to staffing@shilobyrd.com with subject line of position desired.