Alterations Specialist/ Fashion Designer
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Location: Chicago, IL, USA
University: IADT
Major: Fashion Design BA

Alterations Specialist/ Fashion Designer

TANIA MACKEY
PROFILE
Fashion Design graduate pursuing a career in the design field. Currently looking for a company that I can grow with to express my creativity, passion, and hard work through designing and pattern making.
EXPERIENCE
ALTERATIONS TAILOR, NORDSTROM, CHICAGO, IL -2015-PRESENT
Women's, men's, special occasion, and bridal alterations. Work with suits, gowns, knit, etc. Custom fittings, and alter clients garments. Extensive training with hems, sleeves, buttonholes, zippers, hand sewing, binding, piping, and much more.
ALTERATIONS SPECIALIST, DAVID’S BRIDAL, SCHAUMBURG, IL -2013-2015
Bridal, bridesmaid, and special occasion fitting and alterations.Bead work, custom fittings, custom design, professional garment re-construction.
FASHION DESIGNER, THE ICE CREAM LADY, CHICAGO IL — 2013-2013
Designed a new collection for women's hosiery, sketched, Adobe master collection, marketing, selling and promoting for fashion events, research and opening a new line for the company.
FASHION DESIGNER, LOLA MINX, CHICAGO, IL — 2012-2013
Experience with sourcing materials, marker making, labor time tables, and line development. Assisted in trend forecasting, designing, cutting, pattern making, and making samples for the line.
EDUCATION
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN — BA, 2013
SKILLS
Adobe Master Collection, mood and swatch boards, color stories, hand/computer sketching, flats, computer patterns, draping, pattern making, pattern manipulation, textiles, embellishments, professional sewing, alterations, fashion forecasting, sample making, tech packages, creating photoshoots, bill of materials, pattern development, rendering to finished pieces, size specifications, and creating my own clothing collections.
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

fashion design alterations sewing pattern making