Lorraine Pettit - Costume Shop Manager, Cutter, Stitcher
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Assistant Manager Alterations to Go Greenbrae, California 1993--1998
Fitting customers. Balancing daily work in and out with cash drawer. Building custom garments. Altering suits, wedding dresses, and other ready-made clothing. Supervising five other seamstresses to do the same.
Sample Seamstress & Pattern Maker Folkwear Patterns, San Rafael, California 1986--1989
Taking patterns from existing garments and making paper patterns. Sewing sample garments. Testing instructions. Writing pattern instructions and the �Measure Up� column for Networking Folkwear newsletter.
Seamstress Vogue Cleaners, Frank�s Cleaners, Sudsette Laundry, San Rafael Laundry 1990--1993
Repairs and alterations of garments, including darning. Plus odd requests, such as making a new set of monkey fist cuff links, when one of the originals had been destroyed by cleaning.
Costume Shop Manager, Drama Dept, College of Marin, Kentfield CA, 1974-1978
Sewing and craft work to build, or supervise building, of all costumes for year round 7-8 show season including one opera and 2-3 musicals per year.
University of Alaska Fairbanks 1998-2000 classes taken in costume history, theatrical makeup. advanced costume design and construction , beginning through intermediate metal-smithing, Alaskan native arts.
College of Marin 1972 thru 1978 classes : intro costuming, theatrical makeup, theatre history theatrical lighting, art history ancient world, art history renaissance
"Athena" Fairbanks Drama Association (community theatre) River Front Theatre May 2003 Fairbanks Drama Association, Director : Thomas Riccio
"Palace Late Night Cabaret" Palace Theatre and Saloon (professional theatre) July 2003 Palace Theatre, Director : Rafaella Stimmelmeyer
I have years of experience with dyeing in an industrial dye vat, period millinery, and building many foam sculpture costumes. In 1999 I taught a summer school class in paper mache to third graders, so I can easily teach more complex subjects to college undergraduates, (which I�ve also done). I can knit, crochet, and tat. I�ve crocheted garments out of unlikely materials like videotape. I also do various forms of bead work and origami. I have found with a good set of instructions, or even just a sample or picture, I can teach myself almost any type of hand work.
Tara Maginnis, Ph. D. Costume Designer Asso. Professor (My present boss) University of Alaska Fairbanks (907) 474-7630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kade Mendelowitz Chair, Dept of Theatre (Where I work) University of Alaska Fairbanks (907) 474-7638 email@example.com
Jesse Pinnow Costume and Lighting Designer (former UAF student, and designer of a show I built) 2556 Second Ave South, Seattle, WA, 98119 (206) 491-9362 cell firstname.lastname@example.org
Rafaella Stimmelmeyer, stage director of "Palace Late Night Cabaret" Palace Theatre and Saloon which I designed costumes for in July 2003, email@example.com