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Alterations Manager - Costa Mesa, CA

Prestigious Ready to Wear and Bridal Designer, Monique Lhuillier, is seeking an Alterations Manager who will be responsible for providing exemplary service to our clients in all facets of the Alterations process at our South Coast Plaza Flagship in Costa Mesa. This includes but not limited to: expectations related to fit, custom modifications, and re-sizing of garments.

This role will assist in maintaining the department’s processes, productivity, and procedures to ensure proper communication and profitability.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years of fittings and sewing experience in luxury or bridal alterations environment
  • Advanced technical skills (sewing, pattern, draping, construction)
  • Experience operating an industrial sewing machine and industrial pressing iron
  • Expert knowledge of garment construction/fit
  • Ability to maintain professional communication with coworkers and clients
  • Ability to multitask projects and manage time in an in a team environment
  • Availability to work 8+ hour days and be available on nights and weekends in a fast paced environment based on business needs

KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

  • Manage a sewing team and oversee production of garments to assigned sewers
  • Perform full daily fittings following an appointment schedule
  • Execute accurate and appropriate fittings according to Monique Lhuillier guidelines
  • Review bridal fitting scheduling to ensure efficient and realistic expectations that benefit the client, boutique, and work room efficiency
  • Record detailed alteration instructions and delegating alteration projects
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Assist alterations department by sewing, steaming, pressing and finishing merchandise
  • Ensure customers receive a superior fitting experience and receive high-quality alterations within the stated time frame
  • Be the liaison between the sales team and client regarding fit, custom modifications, and alterations pricing
  • Replenish inventory and supplies for alterations department

If chosen to interview, you will b e required to perform a fitting and pass a sewing test.
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    Size Guide
    READY TO WEAR COLLECTION SIZE CHART
    US 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
    UK 4 6 6-8 8-10 12 14 16 18 20 22
    ITALY 30 40 40-42 42-44 44 46 48 50 52 54
    FRANCE 34 36 36-38 38-40 40 42 44 46 48 50
    JAPAN 5 7 7-9 9-11 11 13 15 17 19 21
    BUST 32.5"
    33.5"
    34.5"
    35.5"
    36.5"
    37.5"
    39"
    40.5"
    42"
    43.5"
    U BUST
    25.5"
    26.5"
    27.5"
    28.5"
    29.5"
    30.5"
    32"
    33.5"
    35"
    37"
    WAIST
    24"
    25"
    26"
    27"
    28"
    29"
    30.5"
    32"
    33.5"
    35"
    HIPS
    35"
    36"
    37"
    38"
    39"
    40"
    41.5"
    43"
    44.5"
    46"
    SHOE SIZE CHART
    US 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8 8.5 9 9.5 10 10.5 11
    ITALY 35 35.5 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41
    UK 2 2.5 3 3.5 4 4.5 5 5.5 6 6.5 7 7.5 8
    FRANCE 36 36.5 37 37.5 38 38.5 39 39.5 40 40.5 41 41.5 42
    ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER SIZE CHART
    US 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
    BUST 32.5" 33.5" 34.5" 35.5" 36.5" 38" 39.5" 41" 43"
    WAIST 25" 26" 27" 28" 29" 30.5" 32" 33.5" 33.5"
    HIP 35" 36" 37" 38" 39" 40.5" 42" 43.5" 45.5"
    MONIQUE LHUILLIER X HANKY PANKY SIZE CHART
    EXTRA SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
    PANT SIZE 0 - 2 4 - 6 8 - 10 12 - 14
    BUST 32" - 33" 34" - 35" 36" - 37" 38" - 40"
    WAIST 24" - 25" 26" - 27" 28" - 29" 30" - 33"
    HIPS 34" - 35" 36" - 37" 38" - 39" 40" - 43"
     
    TRIANGLE BRALETTES EXTRA SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
    BRA SIZE EQUIVALENT 32 A/B 34 A/B 36 A/B 38 A/B
    SOFT BRAS EXTRA SMALL SMALL MEDIUM LARGE
    BRA SIZE EQUIVALENT 30 A/B - 32 A 32 B/C - 34 A/C 34 C - 36 A/B 36 C - 38 A/B


    * PLEASE NOTE THAT ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER IS OUR CONTEMPOARY COLLECTION. SIZING DOES VARY FROM OUR SIGNATURE READY TO WEAR COLLECTION.

    * PLEASE NOTE THAT CONVERSIONS ARE APPROXIMATIONS