Sarah Jenny Resume  

Sarah Jenny ~ 810 211th PL NE ~ Sammamish, WA 98074  425 802 2053 ~


General: Detail oriented, self-starter, dedicated worker, resourceful

            Patterns: Flat drafting, Draping, Knock-Offs (from photos), Copies (from garments, Block Development in standard sizing and custom sizing, grading

            Fitting: Custom fitting, alterations, tailoring in both flat and on-body methods

            Hand stitching: Traditional western basic to couture techniques; world cultural techniques

            Machine stitching: Industrial straight, zigzag, serger and blindhem; accurate within a millimeter

            Fabric Handling: I am adept at sewing a wide variety of fabrics including beaded silks and high-nap velvet as well as leather and faux fur.

            Wardrobe: maintenance, care, quick-changes, live show experience with audiences up to 10,000

            Illustration: Hand in variety of traditional media; Digital in Photoshop, Illustrator and Freehand

            Technical Drawing: Hand and Computer Aided

            Crafts: mask making, puppet design and building, sculpture in clay, polymer, resin, plaster, stone, wire and soft fabric; painting, woodwork

            Specialty Skills:

        Archival: Garments, fabrics, patterns, instructions, original art; creation and maintenance of library/collection

                    Corsetry: Able to achieve a smooth silhouette and excellent fit with varying levels of compression. Also adept at construction
modifications for dance-ability.

                    Theatrical Makeup and Prosthetics: Face/body casting in plaster or alginate, dental castings in alginate, acrylic dental appliance sculpture/production

                    Dancewear: experienced at modifying patterns and materials for use in dance ranging from ballet to modern to folk
(see Michael Flatley and Queen Aids Benefit experience entries below)

                    Fiber Arts: textural modifications, dying, ropemaking, screenprinting, knitting, crochet

                    Membrane structures: an architectural technique in which the fabric appears to support itself in 3-Dimensional shapes, useful for wings, etc.

                    Eveningwear/Bridal: related fabrics and relevant techniques

                    Metalwork: Jewelry and light metal fabrication, incorporating metal components in clothing design/construction

                    Transvestite: fitting and proportionality

                    Weaving: Standing loom, hand loom, lap loom, Pin-Weaving (to shape of pattern piece)

       Surface Embellishments: beading, world embroidery, appliqué, fabric painting

        Style Fusion: Adept at combing historic and modern elements through pattern manipulations as well as successfully combining disparate fabrics

        Armor: chain mail, pieced leather, metal studded, boiled leather

        Framing: Museum certified framer and dimensional display mounts, including antique clothing; also useful in weight distribution of large costumes

        Glass: lamp-work bead and glass sculpture, stained glass

Software: MS Office Suite: Word, Powerpoint, Excell, Adobe Photoshop, Web PDM, Illustrator, Freehand, Gerber Patterns,  LotusNotes, Outlook

Writing: Specification Packages, Instructional, Technical, Editing, Proofreading, Screenwriting

Script Analysis: character/situation analysis in both modern and historical settings for Screen, Theater and Television


        ·        Dance Around The World (documentary), Costume Designer/Construction  1/2010 - 7/2010               

        ·        Rogue Saints (feature film), Costume Supervisor and Lead Stylist, Surround Media 2/2010 - 7/2010               

        ·        SeaFair Pirates (lead character), Costume Designer/Construction, SeaFair 2008

                  ·        Chicago History Museum, Archive Intern, Costume Department

·        Seashell Pictures, Costume Designer/Construction, “Magnetized”, 4/2006

·        Art Institute Fashion Show at The Moore, Assistant Director, 12/2005 – 3/2006

·     Eddie Bauer Inc., Design/Development Intern , 11/2005 – 2/2006
Color/Sample/Clothing Library and archive maintenance duties, color selection/organization,
line materials proofreading/cross-referencing for international orders, Fabric identification and
categorization; creation and maintenance of competitor clothing sample archive

·     Art Institute of Seattle, Patternmaking/Sewing Tutor,  10/2004 -- 10/2005
(A grades in subject required.) Assist students in understanding and applying the fundamental principles
of pattern drafting and sewing.

·     Michael Flatley’s Celtic Tiger World Tour, Seattle: Wardrobe, 10/2005

·     AIS Fashion Show, Wardrobe/Costumes, 3/2005
Organized storage and use of 100+ garments; designed and created original garments for cast of show.

·, Imprint Designer, 2003 – 2010
Designed composite images t-shirts, tote bags and mugs.

·     Michael’s Crafts, Custom Framer, 9/2001 – 1/2002
Designed color schemes for matting combinations based on artwork and proposed environment.

·     JoAnne Fabrics, Customer Service 2/1998 – 5/1998

·     Bhaktivedanta Manor UK, Seamstress/Traveling Stage Productions, 10/1997 –12/1997
Stitched custom stage garments within 1mm tolerance, cataloged fabrics/trims, purchased supplies.

·     House of Fabrics, Customer Service 9/1995 – 3/1996

·     "A Kind Of Magic", Freddy Mercury/Queen Dance Benefit for Northwest AIDS Foundation, Wardrobe/Costumes  3/1995-8/1995
Designed and produced 47 dance costumes for under $300; managed wardrobe for cast during performance schedule.


AAS in Fashion Design with Honors: Art Institute of Seattle, March 2006

AA (DTA) of Integrated Cultural Studies: Cascadia Community College, June 2004

Professional Certification: Technical Writing, Bellevue Community College, March  2001  

BFA with minor in Art Therapy: The School at the Art Institute Museum of Chicago: injured two-semesters shy of completion         

Design Awards:

        Art Institute Fashion Show 2006: special award category for “Best Overall Designer”

        Zebra Club Design Competition 2006: Runner Up for Best Streetwear Design

        Art Institute Fashion Show 2005: Best Formal Wear

        Norwescon 1994: Best Non-Competing Costume




Updated 07/20/10