Rent frock Repeat is an e-commerce collaborative consumption company where women, from across Canada, can rent designer dresses straight off the fashion runways for up to 90% off the retail price. With over 80,000 members and growing, Rent frock Repeat is looking for a seamstress to provide their expertise to RfR inventory.

SEAMSTRESS

Description: The RfR Seamstress will provide outstanding garment repair and maintenance to RfR inventory. RfR Seamstresses are responsible for providing direction on how to preserve, alter and/or restore high-end designer dresses. The ideal candidate is cool under pressure, is pro-active, can prioritize and is a talented problem solver.

Reports directly to: Chief Merchant and President
Level: Individual Contributor
Job Type: Part-time
Location: Toronto, ON

Core Competencies Required:

  • Customer focus
  • Team player
  • Communication
  • Detail orientated
  • Results oriented
  • Initiative

Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Chief Merchant and Logistics department to ensure RfR inventory is maintained at the highest standards.
  • Works directly with RfR clients during temporary hem appointments.
  • Provides feedback, direction, and ideas on how to best repair and maintain inventory.
  • Updates RfR records with repair costs and ensures product is properly tracked.
  • Work within established time frames.
  • Maintain clear communication on status of garments with Logistics department.
  • Attend weekly meetings to discuss merchandise.
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
  • Let out or take in seams in garments to improve fit.
  • Take up or let down hems or shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.
  • Read work orders or other instructions to determine product specifications or materials requirements.
  • Repair or replace defective garment parts such as pockets, zippers, snaps, buttons, and linings.
  • Repair bead-work, sequins, appliques and other embellishments.
  • Source beading, sequins, thread, zippers, etc. that match the garment being repaired.
  • Focus on achieving and exceeding individual performance and productivity goals.
  • Follow all RfR policies and procedures.

Position Requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ seamstress/tailoring experience in high-end merchandise.
  • Ability to repair accessories a big plus.
  • Possession of strong technical background in specialty skills such as leather, knits, double face, fine tailoring, buttonholes, etc., is desired.
  • Experienced dealing with beadwork, sequins, gems, and other appliques.
  • Knowledge of alterations industry including fabrication and styling of luxury merchandise.
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced, team oriented environment that requires a degree of multi-tasking with limited supervision.
  • Is open to learning and developing new skills and processes.
  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • Hours may range from 5 to 30 hours per week.
  • Must love dogs and have the ability to master some type of chocolate dessert.
  • Must participate in spontaneous dance parties.
  • Must be generally awesome.

APPLICATION DETAILS:

Interested applicants should send their resume to info@rentfrockrepeat.com. Please include a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position at Rent frock Repeat.

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Cover photo credit: Monique Lhuillier