Bronston - Seamstress - Oak Lawn, IL, USA

Mia Bronston

Oak Lawn, IL, USA



Work History

Alterations Manager

David's Bridal

December 2012 - October 2013

• Managed the Alterations department
• Provided excellent fittings for bridal ware and special occasion attire
• Provided excellently sewed alterations to the bridal ware and evening ware

Photo Studio Assistant

Eastern Accents

July 2011 - November 2012

• Style product for photography
• Managed images being sent to and from the graphics department overseas
• Arrange for needed products and props to be available for photo shoots

Sewing Instructor

Moraine Valley Community College

From January 2009

• Implement and instruct new sewing courses
• Instruct students on the basics of using a sewing machine
• Show students how to read and properly cut patterns
• Teach basic sewing and pattern principals

Educational Coordinator/Teacher

Joann Fabrics

July 2009 - July 2011

• Manage the Education Program
• Create new classes, including an "understanding corporate design" classes
• Hire and manage teachers
• Teach several levels of sewing classes
• Plan and execute education class calendar

Technical Designer

518 Apparel Group

August 2007 - June 2008

• Create specification packages for Missy & Plus sleepwear and panties
• Establish a how to measure guide for the company
• Communicate with overseas factories regarding fit and construction to ensure proper manufacturing execution
• Create and oversee spreadsheets/files for products and company projects.

Freelance Technical Designer

Sears Holdings

June 2006 - June 2007

• Set up and populate the new web PDM system
• Spec garments for Little Wonders and Small Wonders lines
• Sketching/Technical drawings for the children's department


Z Street designs

January 2006 - June 2006

• Writing Specs for vendors
• Requesting samples
• Communicating with overseas vendors


Cherri Design

From October 2005

• Coordinate costuming for various community theater productions
• Coordinate various community sewing classes and instruction programs
• Design specialty garments and clothing for private clientele

Private Label Coordinator


March 2005 - October 2005

• Coordinate product for private label accounts
• Communicate with vendors and buyers on private label development
• Write spec sheets for private label products

Assistant Manager


February 2003 - February 2005

• Implement innovative customer service programs
• Visually display merchandise for presentation to impacts store sales
• Implement store operations programs

Girls Merchandiser

Wormser Company

October 2000 - February 2003

• Merchandise girls' licensed/non-licensed pajamas and blanket sleepers
• Develop color stories for licenses and lines
• Work with art department on development of concepts
• Communicate with company Sales representatives on product information
• Implemented Illustrator, Lectra's "Gallery" PDM system
• Approved strike offs and lab dips

Sales Associate

Young in Heart

August 1997 - October 2000

• Assist on buying trips
• Design custom made preteen dresses
• Merchandise the sales floor

Assistant Designer

Henry Lee

July 1996 - June 1997

• Women's dress manufacture finishing sample patterns
• Cutting samples
• Dying lace

Salon Manager Hair salons


October 1995 - July 1996

• Coordinate Supplies / Buyer
• Appointment Scheduling
• Assist in hair and make-up product sales

Bahamas - Costume Designer Vacation Resort

Club Med at Paradise Island

April 1995 - October 1995

• Design and create all costumes; sewing, all costume maintenance
• Daily costume preparation for all entertainment events

Qualifications & Certifications

Fashion Design

Ray College of Design

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