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Fashion Inside Out: Five Minutes with Lan Leeder Pattern Cutter at Fashion Enter Ltd


Q What time does your alarm go off?

L: 5.20am.

Q What’s a typical day like for you?

L: Catch the early train to work. Once I get in, I will check my emails and samples and then I will look at my plan for the day.

Q Tell us about your career route, where did it all start for you?

L: I started as a junior pattern cutter for a supplier and learnt the basic skills needed for the industry. I then worked for another supplier and later came to Fashion Enter.

Q And did you spend any time completing work placements / experience?

L: I did a 6-months fashion work placement during my time at University.

Q What key skills / attributes would you say are essential for this role?

L: Pattern cutting, sewing, organization and being a team player.

Q What is your most memorable work moment?

L: Work trip to Ascot. I was pregnant at the time, dressed-up in heels and dress.

Q What is the worst part of the job?

L: Tight deadlines!

Q Best piece of advice you have been given?

L: ‘Cut once, check twice’.

Q Is there anyone in the fashion sector that you think is inspirational?

L: Victoria Beckham.

Q After work you like to…

L: Wind down, dinner and bed!

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