Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Expert Technical Designer, skilled Patternmaker, talented Seamstress, and organized Sewing Instructor offering 20+ years of experience. Quality-focused with sewing workmanship details and improving customer satisfaction by assuring minimal sewing defects and adhering to strict sewing tolerances. Possess above average skills with computers, data bases, CAD sketching, and writing formulas.

  • Reporting on garments for quality control.
  • Evaluating garment fit on dress forms and live models.
  • Maintaining sewing machines.
  • Correcting patterns for proper balance.
  • CAD Sketching.
Expected in
Associate of Science:
College of Lake County - Grayslake, IL,

Studies in Packaging Engineering

  • Emphasis in CAD drafting.
Expected in
: Studies in Haute Couture Fashion Designing
William Rainey Harper College - Palatine, IL
  • Emphasis in tailoring and industrial sewing machines.
Expected in
: Studies in Technical Fashion Design
College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn, IL
  • Emphasis in sewing with leather, lace, knit, and shirr fabrics.
Work History
05/2015 to Current
Patternmaker (Cutter/Draper) Rock Valley College City, STATE,
  • Meet with the designer to discuss fabric, design details, clarify sketches, and facilitate the fittings with the designer.
  • Measure 20+ specific body points for making custom patterns.
  • Create paper patterns for theatrical costumes according to designer's specifications using CAD software and/or traditional hand-drawing methods.
  • Determine the total yardage of fabric and trims needed purchased for each garment and/or sets of garments.
  • Plan the construction process for each garment.
  • Cut with shears and/or electric rotary cutter and stitch mock-ups and/or final garments.
  • Supervise the work of the first hand and stitchers.
  • Maintain the maintenance of front load and top load bobbins sewing machines, 4, 3, 2 thread sergers, and Consew 199 (straight and zig zag stitches) industrial machines.
  • Order and/or keep track of equipment, support materials, and notion supplies.
  • Complete assigned garments with high quality, within tight timelines, and the given budget.
09/1997 to 09/2014
Position Titles: Sears Holdings Corporation City, STATE,

- Associate Technical Designer sleepwear and loungewear juv. and big sizes for both girls and boys

- Associate Footwear Technical Designer/Footwear Product Quality Assurance Inspector for all genders and sizes

- Textiles Lab Test Analyst/Apparel Product Quality Assurance Inspector

- Associate Technical Designer juv. boys and big boys

- Assistant Technical Designer mens, kids, womens, juniors, floor ready services, and product development

  • Worked closely with designers, overseas production staff, sourcing, product development, floor ready services, lab, buying and merchandising team members.
  • Developed and maintained consistency to: bill of materials, quality standards, and block patterns in the Tech Pack/costing package.
  • Evaluated and commented on construction, garment measurements, fit, and paper patter, against specifications from vendors.
  • Highly knowledgeable in the construction standards for: knits, wovens, leather, denim , sweaters, and sleepwear garments.
  • Coordinated and facilitated fittings with buyers, designers, and live fit models.
  • Strong IT, Word, Excel, creating formulas, and managing Databases.
  • Vast knowledge using PLM, Gerber, E-mails, digital cameras, Photoshop editing softwares, AutoCAD, and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Answered quality concerned help tickets from store associates.
  • Performed and report on quality inspections for apparel and footwear.
  • Assessed critical, major and minor defects for fabric, color & printing, construction, trims, & accessories, finishing & general appearance, measurement & fit, packaging & labeling, and cleanliness.
  • Performed audits in children apparel for compliance to FTC's and CPSC's requirement for kids safety standards.
  • Use ASTM and convey testing results to cross team members.
  • Detailed orientated and ability to handle many projects simultaneously to meet deadlines.
  • Mentored and train new associates with digitizing patterns, sketching, and troubleshooting compute systems.
08/2000 to 05/2005
Fashion CAD Instructor William Rainey Harper College City, STATE,
  • Emphasis was taught on front and back technical "flat" view sketches, garment construction images, and pattern pieces.
  • Conducted the process of upgrading the software to newer versions.

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School Attended

  • College of Lake County
  • William Rainey Harper College
  • College of DuPage

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