Additional Resources Ltd.
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Dressmaking Decoration / Beading Person

Dressmaking Decoration/Beading Person - Croydon, Surrey


Salary circa £18000 - £20000 DOE

Key Skills/ Experience: Bespoke dressmaking decorating, Ballroom/Latin Dresses Bead applier

The Company:

My Clients have been going since 1933 in some form or other.

Over the last few decades they have been offering a bespoke and individual service for Ballroom/Latin performance couture dresses for the lady dancer.

They make garments to order that are unique and fit perfectly.

Using only the most elusive of dance fabric they are able to craft a couture dance costume to suit the individual needs and requirements of their customers.

They offer the most elegant ballroom dresses, latest trend Latin dresses and show costumes as seen on Strictly Come Dancing.

They are well established and respected within the dance couture world.

The Role:

Due to ongoing growth my Client requires an additional full time permanent person in their team to cover the position of applying beads and decoration to bespoke couture dresses.

The beading and sequins are applied by hand so you need a good eye for detail and you need to be someone who can spend hours doing the same task.

You will require a great deal of patience for this position.

The main requirement for this role is patience as it is a repetitive task.

You will be working alone for the majority of the day, the type of person who should apply is someone who would find lone working therapeutic not boring.

You must like your own company and enjoy long periods of working alone with minimal interaction or communication with anyone else.

This role is only for people who are content with their own company and can motivate themselves whilst remaining confident.

My client would like someone who is looking for a long term position.

Your Responsibilities:

You will be working predominantly on Ballroom and Latin Dresses, which are mainly two-way stretch material.

You need to have a good work ethos and excellent attention to detail is required.

You must be willing and able to learn new skills and put in extra effort and hours.

Flexibility is a must as overtime is often required.

The role is mainly applying beads, sequins and stones by hand to bespoke couture dance dresses.

Occasionally there may be a machinist element to the role but mainly it is applying beads to dresses daily by hand.


Ideally my Client would like you to apply if you have some relevant experience of hand

beading and decoration work but a certain enthusiasm and the willingness to learn is much more important.

If you have done a machinist role in the past this would also be desirable.

Knowledge or experience of industrial sewing machines.

Available to work overtime

Key Skills:

Experienced Machinist (1year)

Attention to detail

Good work ethos

Sewing skills

Competent working with two - way stretch fabrics.

Experience of working on Industrial sewing machine is essential.

The Rewards:

My clients offer a competitive salary and package based on experience and skills.

There is plenty of scope for working your way up the ladder with this company, as they like to promote from within.

They offer a fun and friendly working environment

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