Experience

Summary

Freelance Costume Stitcher and Owner/Designer of Teri’s Unique Stitching, LLC with over 40 years of sewing experience. Experienced professional in apparel, costumes, and sewn products of almost any kind. Current Passport.

Specialties: Alterations, costumes, custom dressmaking, and sewing instruction.

Skilled in: Silk painting, beading, embroidery, rhinestoning, and solving the unusual.  

Experience

Costume Shop Assistant | The Fireside Theatre

May, 2011 – Present

Responsible for costume construction including basic level draping, pattern adjustments, and cutting, as well as alterations, repair, and assisting in fittings as needed. Occasionally repair hats, wings and other animal costume parts based on production needs.

Production                                                  Dates                                                    Supervisor

The Beauty and the Beast                February 2017 – present                 Robin Buerger – Designer

Mama Mia!                                          December 2016                     Robin Buerger – Designer

A Fireside Christmas                                   October 2016-November 2016               Robin Buerger – Designer

Singing In The Rain                                     July 2016                                         Robin Buerger – Designer

Sister Act                                                    March 2016 – April 2016                        Robin Buerger – Designer

Peter Pan                                                   February 2016 – February 2016             Robin Buerger – Designer

A Wonderful Life                                         October 2015 – October 2015                Robin Buerger – Designer

Pump Boys And Dinettes                             July 2015 – July 2015                                   Robin Buerger – Designer

All Shook Up                                                April 2015 – April 2015                                    Robin Buerger – Designer

Wizard of Oz                                       February 2015 – February 2015              Robin Buerger – Designer

Fireside Christmas                                        October 2014 – October 2014                  Robin Buerger – Designer

Smokey Joe’s Café                                      July 2014 – July 2014                           Robert Sharon – Designer

Driving Miss Daisy                                        May 2014 – June 2014                         Robin Buerger – Designer

   Fiddler On The Roof                                    April 2014 – April 2014                          Robin Buerger – Designer

   Mary Poppins                                      February 2014 – February 2014             Robin Buerger – Designer 

   A Fireside Christmas                          October 2013 – October 2013                 Robin Buerger – Designer

   Run For Your Wife                                       July 2013 – July 2013                           Robert Sharon – Designer

   Little Shop Of Horrors                                  May 2013 – June 2013                         Robin Buerger – Designer

   Annie Get Your Gun                                    April 2013 – April 2013                          Robin Buerger – Designer

   Footloose                                            February 2013 – February 2013             Robin Buerger – Designer

   Scrooge The Musical                          October 2012 – October 2012                 Robin Buerger – Designer

   Legally Blonde                                             April 2012 – May 2012                          Robin Buerger – Designer

   9  to 5                                                  February 2012 – March 2012                  Robin Buerger – Designer

   Viva Vegas                                         January 2012 – January 2012                 Robin Buerger – Designer

   A Fireside Christmas                          October 2011 – October 2011                 Robin Buerger – Designer

   Seven Brides For Seven Brothers       August 2011 – August 2011                   Robin Buerger – Designer

  A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline                   April 2011 – May 2011                          Robin Buerger – Designer

Head Stitcher | Madonna Rebel Heart Tour

July 2015 – September 2015                                                                         Michael Velasquez – Head Tailor

Freelance costumes new construction, alterations, repairs and assisting in fittings as needed.         

Alterations/Wardrobe | Madonna Music Video

January 2015 – January 2015                                                                         Michael Velasquez – Head Tailor

Freelance costumes new construction, alterations, repairs and assisting in fittings and dressing as needed.           

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Disney Live!

Freelance costume alterations and repairs to costumes from stock as well as repairs to hats, jewelry and other accessories as needed.

Production                                      Dates                                                            Supervisor

Mickey’s Musical Festival                March 2013 – March 2013                   Dawna Oak – Director Of Costumes

Phineas and Ferb                            August 2012 – August 2012              Dawna Oak – Director Of Costumes

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus

Freelance costume alterations and repairs to costumes from stock as well as new costumes from costume houses. Assisted drapers in new construction of costumes for both shows. Repairs to hats, jewelry and other accessories as needed.

Production                                      Dates                                                            Supervisor

146th Edition                                   May 2016 – July 2016                                  Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

145th Edition                                    November 2014 – January 2015                 Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

Gold show                                      November 2014 – December 2014 Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

144th                                               February 2014 – February 2014               Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

144th and Gold Show                       November 2013 – January 2014                 Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

143rd and Gold Show                       November 2012 – January 2013                 Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

142nd and Gold Show                      November 2011 – January 2012                 Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Disney on Ice

Freelance costume alterations and repairs to costumes from stock as well as new costumes from costume houses. Assisted Designers/Drapers in new construction of costumes on several occasions. Repairs to hats, jewelry and other accessories as needed.

Production                                      Dates                                                            Supervisor

Wonderful World of DOI- China        September 2016 – October 2016     Eric Smith – Costume Shop Manager

Passport To Adventure                    September 2016                             Eric Smith – Costume Shop Manager

Follow Your Heart                           July 2016 – September 2016                       Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

Wonderful World of Disney On Ice   July 2016                                                Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

Magical Music Festival – Poland       October 2014 – November 2014                     Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

Princesses and Heroes                   September 2014 – October 2014     Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

Frozen                                           July 2014 – August 2014                 Kenneth Mooney – Asst to Director

Let’s Celebrate                               September 2013 – September 2013 Eric Smith – Costume Shop Manager

100 Years Of Magic                        August 2013 – September 2013                     Eric Smith – Costume Shop Manager

Treasure Trove                               May 2013 – May 2013                                 Eric Smith – Costume Shop Manager

Rockin Ever After                            August 2012 – September 2012                     Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

Rockford, IL                                    August 2011 – September 2011                     Jonelle DeBlanc, Wardrobe Show Mgr

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Nuclear Cowboyz/Cowgirlz

Alterations and repairs                January 2013 – January 2013             Dawna Oak – Director of Costumes

References upon request.