Photo: Molly Mizisin
[Ursuline College] [Adjunct Faculty]
[Spring 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021, Fall 2022]
Instructor of Computer Aided Design, a class focused on teaching students the fundamentals of Adobe Illustrator and how to use this knowledge for the fashion industry.
Instructor of Construction Fundamentals I & II classes in which students develop basic skills and techniques in apparel construction. Students become familiar with the basics of machine sewing and multi-thread serger, master the standard range of stitches, master the seam types, learn fitting and construction techniques.
[Freelance Costume Builder]
This is a role I have taken on for a variety of companies. I have designed, drafted and sewn everything from pirate clothes to stretchy dance costumes and everything in between. The huge variety of requests keeps me well practiced and ready for anything.
Companies I have worked for in this role:
→ I Do Declare (Fashion Brand)
→ Becco Bags (Children’s Brand)
→ Saddle Mattress (Equine Brand)
→ Candy Bomber (Dance Brand)
→ Mavec Collections (Fashion & Accessories Brand)
→ Cleveland Sewing Company (Contract Sewing)
→ Jazz Up The Pup (Dog bandanas and accessories)
→ Twisted Sky Creations (Baby clothing)
→ Playtime With Eimmie (20” Doll Company)
→ Nordonia Hills Schools (Choral Robes)
→ Mask Hysteria Cleveland (Covid-19 safe Masks)
→ Crochet Kitty (Cat Toys & Accessories Brand)
→ Elite Dance Academy (Touring Dance Teams)
→ Star Trek Continues (Web series)
→ South Tampa Trading Company (Gasperilla costume shop)
[University Tees - Embroidery Department] [Quality Control Inspector]
[Sept 2019]–[Mar 2020]
As an outgrowth of my love of sewing, I am excited to work in embroidery. In this position, I prepare garments before they go on the embroidery press, and do all the finishing work once the sewing is complete.
[FOUNT] [Machine Sewist]
[Sept 2018]–[Sept 2019]
This brand is based around luxury leather products, and I worked as a seamstress assembling these high-quality products on a production level.
[Crochet Kitty] [Seamstress]
This company creates pet toys primarily for pet subscription box services, and I assisted in sewing between five and ten thousand pieces at a time to complete bulk orders. Efficiency and accuracy was a must, and I was also able to learn a bit about industrial sewing machines here as well.
[God Save the Queen Fashions] [Intern Seamstress]
In my role as an intern, I assisted in helping sew, cut, and create patterns for projects coming through the costume shop. I was able to work on everything from costumes to the popular Atlanta event Dragoncon to pieces ordered for films shooting in Atlanta at the time. My supervisor is well known for her work in both leather design and specialty catsuits, and I was able to dabble in both.
[Happy Endings Lyric Players] [Head Designer/Wardrobe Lead]
I designed and created costumes for a local production of Beauty and the Beast which ran for just under two weeks. I designed and built each of the main cast costumes from scratch, including a wedding-calibur ballgown for Belle’s iconic golden gown and a playful rendition on Lumiere, the candlestick, in which he had working lights built into his prop candle hands. I also oversaw the acquisition of the background cast, for a total of about 30 costumes total.
[Independent Stylist] [Stitch Fix]
[February 2016 - March 2019]
This position was completely remote, meaning I worked from home on my personal computer. As a stylist, I reviewed a client’s profile and then chose items I thought they would like to try based on her likes and body considerations. This position made it crucial to stay on top of current trends and trend forecasts to keep clients excited.
[Star Trek Continues] [Set Dresser & Assistant Designer]
[March 2014-January 2017]
As this film production functioned very similarly to a feature film set, I was able to gain experience in the wardrobe room cutting, sewing and finishing costumes that needed to be constructed, keeping the used costumes in good repair, dressing the cast, and performing any maintenance needed on garments as well. Outside of the wardrobe room, I stayed at the camera monitor to ensure that everything looked correct and as it should.
Photo: Angela DelPrete
Sewing machines I am experienced with:
Flat bed single needle
Flat bed double needle
Industrial and home embroidery
Drafting & Draping
Eye for perfection
Fiber arts - rigid heddle loom, rectangle loom, dyeing, weaving
Experienced with fabrics from fleece to leather
"You make glitter look
Photo: Donald Huston
Photo: Donald Huston
2014 - 2018: Graduated with Bachelor of Arts degree in Fashion Design
Fashion Design, 3.8 GPA, nominated for scholarships, internships, and opportunities.
Awards: Ursuline College "Career Star"
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Sony Vegas, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Photo: Donald Huston
2015 - present
Innovations '15 - Showed 3 looks
Sewing Expo Cleveland 2015 - Modeled
Amazing Arizona Comic Con - Showed 6 looks
Mayfield Community Center 2015 - Modeled
Sewing Expo Cleveland 2016 - Showed 5 looks, Modeled
Innovations '16 - Associate Producer, Showed 10 looks
The Fall Fashion Fling October 2016 - Modeled
Chagrin Valley Country Club March 2017 - Modeled
Innovations '17 April 2017 - Showed collection, 2 individual looks
Innovations '18 April 2018 - Presented senior collection