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Pam R.

Wilmington, MA

$40/hr

Fashion Design, couture sewing and tailoring

Background check passed as of 11/6/12
Usually responds in about 7 hours

Fashion Design, couture sewing and tailoring

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I am a Fashion Designer with a fine arts background from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. I have extensive experience in industry as well as private practice. I have worked in the fashion industry as a sportswear designer, pattern maker and sketch board artist. Privately, I have worked as a tailor and custom clothier, evening wear and bridal designer where I designed, fitted and constructed original garments using couture sewing techniques.

I am enthusiastic about teaching basic sewing, garment construction, tailoring and couture sewing techniques. This includes the options of pattern drafting and draping on a dress form. Fabric is discussed: Natural and synthetic pros and cons, grains, weight and finish are reviewed to guarantee good results and pride in the finished project. I like to encourage creativity in this process, to make the project more meaningful to the individual. For example, for someone learning to sew, I start with a basic garment that would include design input from the student, as well as guidance about the proper fabric to use. I work with the student's aesthetic preference, so that the project is fun in addition to being a learning opportunity. For those interested, I include hand sewing, beading and surface embellishment if so desired.

Art:
Drawing, Painting, Theatre
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Sewing

I am proficient in production sewing as well as couture and hand sewing techniques. This includes tailoring garments and pad stitching. I am also able to teach pattern making and design.

Moore College of Art
Certificate, graphic and web design
Graduate Coursework

Education

Moore College of Art

Certificate, graphic and web design (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Pam will travel within 20 miles of Wilmington, MA 01887.


About Pam

I am a Fashion Designer with a fine arts background from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia. I have extensive experience in industry as well as private practice. I have worked in the fashion industry as a sportswear designer, pattern maker and sketch board artist. Privately, I have worked as a tailor and custom clothier, evening wear and bridal designer where I designed, fitted and constructed original garments using couture sewing techniques.

I am enthusiastic about teaching basic sewing, garment construction, tailoring and couture sewing techniques. This includes the options of pattern drafting and draping on a dress form. Fabric is discussed: Natural and synthetic pros and cons, grains, weight and finish are reviewed to guarantee good results and pride in the finished project. I like to encourage creativity in this process, to make the project more meaningful to the individual. For example, for someone learning to sew, I start with a basic garment that would include design input from the student, as well as guidance about the proper fabric to use. I work with the student's aesthetic preference, so that the project is fun in addition to being a learning opportunity. For those interested, I include hand sewing, beading and surface embellishment if so desired.

Education

Moore College of Art
Certificate, graphic and web design
Graduate Coursework

Education

Moore College of Art

Certificate, graphic and web design (Graduate Coursework)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Wilmington, MA 01887

Pam’s Subjects

Art:
Drawing, Painting, Theatre
Sports/Recreation:
Sewing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


Background Check Status for Pam R.

Pam R. passed a background check on 11/6/12. The check was ordered by another user through First Advantage. For more information, please review the background check information page.

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