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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 and sewing machine instruction.

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


Experience

Sales and Instructor | The Electric Needle

March 2020 – Present

Responsibilities include working the register, helping customers with color and fabric selections for the quilt projects they are working on, cutting yardage and organizing items for sale. Creating and teaching classes on how to use the products she sells in her shop to promote more sales.

First Hand | Parsons-Meares, LTD

December 2019 – Present

Costumes new construction, pattern drafting and alterations.

Dressmaker | Madonna Madame X Tour

August – September 2019

New costume construction, pattern drafting and alterations for Madonna’s costumes.

Sales, Instructor and Social Media | Kari’s Sew Unique

October 2018 – March 2020

Responsibilities include working the register, helping customers with color and fabric selections for the quilt projects they are working on, cutting yardage and organizing items for sale. Creating and teaching classes on how to use the products she sells in her shop to promote more sales. All Social Media and website work.

Costume Shop Assistant | The Fireside Theatre

May 2011 – Present

Seasonal. 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. (See List below)

Head Stitcher | Madonna Rebel Heart Tour

July – September 2015

Freelance costumes new construction, alterations, repairs and assisting in fittings as needed. Specifically hired to sew on M’s costumes as priority.

Alterations/Wardrobe | Madonna Living For Love Music Video

January 2015

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

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Disney On Ice

August 2011 – November 2018

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, certain props, jewelry and other accessories as needed.

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Marvel Universe Live

April 2017 – July 2018

Freelance costume alterations and repairs to costumes from stock as well as new costumes from costume houses. Assisted tailor in new construction of costumes. Repairs to masks, props and other accessories as needed.

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Sesame Street

September 2017 – November 2018

Freelance costume alterations and repairs to costumes from stock as well as new costumes. Repairs to character clothing, props and other accessories as needed.

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

November 2011 – July 2016

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.

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Disney Live!

August 2012 – March 2013

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

Independent Contractor for Costumes | Nuclear Cowboyz/Cowgirlz

January 2013

Alterations and repairs.



In Depth Productions Detail

Costume Shop Assistant | The Fireside Theatre

ProductionDates
AnnieJuly 2019
That’s What I call Rock & RollMay 2019
My Fair LadyFebruary 2019
NewsiesFebruary 2018
Kopit & Yeston’s PhantomDecember 2017
Miracle On 34th StreetOctober – November 2017
The Beauty and the BeastFebruary 2017
Mama Mia!December 2016
A Fireside ChristmasOctober – November 2016
Singing In The RainJuly 2016
Sister ActMarch – April 2016
Peter PanFebruary 2016
A Wonderful LifeOctober 2015
Pump Boys and DinettesJuly 2015
All Shook UpApril 2015
Wizard of OzFebruary 2015
Fireside ChristmasOctober 2014
Smokey Joe’s CafeJuly 2014
Driving Miss DaisyMay – June 2014
Fiddler On The RoofApril 2014
Mary PoppinsFebruary 2014
A Fireside ChristmasOctober 2013
Run For Your WifeJuly 2013
Little Shop Of HorrorsMay-June 2013
Annie Get Your GunApril 2013
FootlooseFebruary 2013
Scrooge The MusicalOctober 2012
Legally BlondeApril-May 2012
9 to 5February-March 2012
Viva VegasJan 2012
A Fireside ChristmasOct 2011
Seven Brides For Seven BrothersAug 2011
A Closer Walk With Patsy ClineApr-May 2011
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