Part-time machinist/seamstress wanted.

The Dressmaker by Kim Cannon Studio is expanding its team. We are seeking an organised, efficient and experienced machinist/seamstress who is keen to work alongside a fabulously fun team to help grow our business. Your duties will include machine and hand sewing, assisting with fittings and managing garment deadlines with minimal supervision. You will need to be passionate and self-motivated with a strong eye for detail to ensure clothing is produced to a high quality standard in terms of fit, construction and detailing – whether creating wedding gowns, bridesmaids and prom dresses, or undertaking customer alterations.

Duties and skills include:

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Team player
  • 2 + years minimum machinist skills
  • Bridal wear experience preferred
  • Confidence with conducting client fittings
  • Tailoring/seamstress skills
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Beading skills
  • Hand sewing skills
  • Basic pattern making skills
  • Keeping the studio area tidy and organised

This is a great opportunity to bring your technical expertise across a variety of categories at one of Essex’s best-loved dressmakers.

Part-time, three days per week position (with the opportunity to increase in the future) based at our retail store at 71 Broadway West, Leigh-on-sea.

Hourly rate based on experience.

We love our team and strive to be as flexible as possible. Please specify your preferred days of availability.

To apply please send your C.V (including references) and cover letter to

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