Alice Cliff

We are delighted to welcome Alice Cliff to the Maker&Smith Alumni to present masterclasses in 2021, (deferred from 2020 due to COVID-19).

About Alice Cliff

Alice is a senior creative pattern cutter who works in ready-to-wear luxury fashion.

She has worked for top fashion houses including most recently for Alexander McQueen, London and Chloé, Paris. Her talent, professionalism, persistence and hard work over a decade opened the door to work with some of the best fashion houses and creative directors in fashion today.

Alice specialises in tailoring and her work has been worn by the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Claire Foy.

Recently moved back to Australia in early 2020, Alice will return to her home town of Perth to pass on her knowledge to creative people in a series of pattern cutting workshops. The focus will be on creating a professional pattern, and developing skills in draping to sculpt the perfect form.


Alice will present three different classes for small groups in February, March and May in Fremantle and Mosman Park, with possibly a fourth class, subject to demand:

  1. Create a professional jacket pattern (3 days)
  2. Draping (2 days)
  3. Create a professional pattern from an existing garment. (2 days)
  4. Make a sleeve for your dummy (3hr evening class)
Alice Cliff, haute couture pattern cutter