Sewing, Technology & Cooking
SEWING & DESIGN:
I have many years of sewing experience. I am a 4th-generation tailor. I worked in theater as a costume designer, I ran a costume shop for 6 years. I love to turn people on to the frugal craft of sewing to save money and create projects to suit your personal desires. I love the ability to create something made specifically for me.
I'm also a chef. Learning to cook is a great way to save money and eat well at the same time. You can have control over your diet and wallet at the same time. In high school, I was cooking every day after school in a Chinese restaurant until I graduated. My experience is in shopping, meal planning, prepping, party planning and serving. My favorite cuisines are Asian, Mexican, and American. I have cooked in a variety of venues including hotels, wineries, country clubs, resorts & spas, stadiums, restaurants, retirement homes, weddings, private parties and other special events.
I am an avid Advanced user of Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and teach others how to learn to use these very popular products to create products for home or business use. My background is in business administration. I have a knowledge base in sales, marketing and customer service skills. I can help you grow your small business with techniques that save both time and money.
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Frequently asked questions
What is your typical process for working with a new student?
I like to ask questions about what they would like to accomplish and in what time frame. Will they be creating an item for a specific event (prom, baby dress, birthday present)? Do they want to learn particular skills to make certain items (home interiors, custom wardrobe)? Are they interested in wardrobe planning as a way to save money and have a well-fitting wardrobe?
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Fashion Design, 6 years managing a costume shop, 5 years running theater productions, Custom clothing design