Siobhan Twomey

MA Pattern and Garment Technology

As a recent Fashion Production and Business graduate, I am looking to further my competencies and gain experience in the areas of digital design, pattern development and garment technology. I have developed excellent vocational communication skills through educational, entrepreneurial and employed experience that enable me to communicate ideas and information using the most professionally presented and suitable media, with a focus on digital competencies. I am motivated by my passion for the progression of quality and sustainable practices within the fashion industry. My career goal is to investigate industry 4.0 integration within the fashion production industry, such as employing 3D body scanning technology, to improve both production sustainability and product function.

Previous Brands
Connelly Equestrian Centre
Creative Sewing
Douglas and Grahame Ltd
Seams Perfect Alterations
Sewn By Shiv
Work Experience
Retail Supervisor
Jan ‘23 - Sep ‘23

My responsibilities at parfois include customer service, managing daily tasks, opening and closing the store, visual merchandising and communicating with higher management.

Quality Control Technician
Jun ‘22 - Feb ‘23
Douglas and Grahame Ltd

• Pre-production, pre-shipment and bulk garment assessment for measurement, specification compliance, and visual quality. • Report writing. • Communicating with suppliers. • Updating tech packs and trim guides.

Small Business Owner
Jul ‘21 -
Sewn By Shiv

In July 2021 I launched my first 7 piece collection under the SewnByShiv label. I developed all the patterns myself, built the website, produced all the pieces and managed all the orders independently. I have since produced a second collection and I plan to further develop this brand following some essential industry experience.

Sep ‘20 - Jun ‘22
Seams Perfect Alterations

My duties at Seams Perfect include: • Making alterations and repairs to garments. • Operating a variety of industrial sewing machines including lockstitch machines, overlocking machines, blind hemming machines, cover-stitch machines, baby-lock machines, embroidery machines, and industrial irons. • Taking measurements and fitting garments to customers. • Cutting garments and textiles. • Customer service

Sales Assistant
Sep ‘19 - Sep ‘20

Responsibilities include: • Customer service. • Stock management. • Reaching daily KPI targets.

Horse Riding Instructor
Jan ‘18 - Aug ‘19
Connelly Equestrian Centre

January 2018 to August 2019 Having worked with horses forthe most part of my life, and following obtaining a Distinction in both the BHS ‘Stage One Horse Knowledge and Care’ and ‘Stage One Riding’ I possessed the essential hands-on knowledge and experience necessary to fulfil this role. My duties as an Instructor included: • Arranging, writing and complying to lesson plans. • Co-ordinating and instructing summer camps. • Assessing the ability and progression of my students.

Mar ‘17 - Aug ‘21
Creative Sewing

My duties at Creative Sewing include: • Making alterations and repairs to garments. • Operating a variety of industrial sewing machines including lock stitch machines, overlockers, blind hemming machines and industrial irons. • Taking measurements and fittings customers for garment tailoring and alterations. • Cutting garments and textiles. • Customer service.

Retail Experience
Retail Category
High street
Work Environment
Shopping centre
Product Category
Watches & Jewelry
Leather goods
Client Help
Complaint handling
Product demos
Client Advising
Returns & Exchanges
Cash register
Product setup
Product labelling
Inventory control
Delivery processing
Stockroom management
Stock control
Order preparation
Store Maintenance
Education & Training
Belfast Metropolitan College
‘19 - ‘22
Fashion Production and Business Management
Midleton College
‘17 - ‘19
Leaving Certificate