Careers

Shilo Byrd Studio is growing and we are hiring!
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Please email staffing@shilobyrd.com in regards to employment or internships. Please no calls.

Sample Maker – Cut & Sew knits – Swim/Lingerie

Seeking freelance per-job stitchers proficient in four way stretch knits for swim, lingerie, and other applications using 4 way 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, overstitch, zig zag and straight stitch for lingerie and swim application is essential. Ability to sew one way stretch knits for leisurewear is not required but a huge plus.
Sample makers 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.

Sample Maker – Cut & Sew knits – leisure

Seeking freelance per-job stitchers proficient on industrial overlock, coverstitch, zig zag or straight stitch for sewing C&S knit leisurewear such as t-shirting or sweatshirts or other styles made of knits including fine draped jersey. Must be proficient and experienced with use of rib knit attachments, self binding, and understand common finishing techniques used on one way stretch knits. The understanding of how to adjust industrial machine tension to create appropriate stitches for the fabrication is essential. Ability and experience sewing Swim & Lingerie is not required but highly valuable.
Sample makers 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.

Fit Model – Womens Plus

Seeking size 14 and 16 women 5’8″ or taller to work on a freelance basis trying on garments and commenting on fit. We are looking for people with fairly even proportions where bust and full hip are close to the same size. Please email full body clothed photos as well as bust, waist, and full hip measurement.

Fit Model – Womens Small

Seeking size 2 and 4 women 5’8″ to 6’1″ to work on a freelance basis trying on garments and commenting on fit. We are looking for people with fairly even proportions where bust and full hip are close to the same size. Please email full body clothed photos as well as bust, waist, and full hip measurement.

Studio Intern

We are seeking internship candidates on an ongoing basis.
Our internships are an active working and learning environment, not the typical unpaid assistant position that is so common in the industry.
Interns will train on and actively assist in all aspects of the product development process both on client work and studio jobs. Additionally they will undergo extensive direct training to develop and improve patternmaking and studio technique.

This would be an excellent position for someone interested in pursuing a career as a patternmaker, technical designer, or an independent designer looking to launch their own collection who wants to do their own development or at least understand how the process works.

Interns work alongside the principal patternmakers and freelance staff to learn industry methods and standards, and time allowing, will have the opportunity to develop their own styles from concept to sample with active mentorship.

Intern assignments will include:
Patternmaking
Draping
Block development
Cutting
Sewing
Fitting on forms and live models
Pattern adjustments
Occasional small errands
Flat sketching on Adobe Illustrator

The ideal intern is perfectionistic and meticulous, and has some sort of experience with patternmaking, draping or sewing on industrial equipment.

Schedule is flexible, but we are looking for a minimum two day per week commitment.
Internships are unpaid