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From: sasha
Date: 07-10-2003, 05:37 PM (1 of 3)
I am a professional seamstress with 19 years professional sewing experience.
I have worked costume tailoring all the time.
But unfortunately I'm new in America and I do not know a lot of people here .
I am from Bulgaria .I nave been here about 19 month .Which means I do not nave costumers.
I have sewn almost everything .
I prefer women jackets ,pants, skirts and dresses .I need some advice .
I want to begin to work this job again .
Where to begin from?
I mean ,can I put some advertising somewhere ?
Or give me some idea if I can begin some job in some theatre ?How to find it. I can work a lot of jobs ,but I've been working only tailoring in my live and I love this job. I can be a teacher too but my English isn't good enough .
I have already several suggestion but more opinions are better .
Thank you very much!
User: sasha
Member since: 07-10-2003
Total posts: 3
From: JBsewing
Date: 07-11-2003, 10:23 AM (2 of 3)
Hi. I sew costumes as well. Have been for over 10 years. I found that if I send a letter to the Theatre Directors of the local high schools in the area, that they keep me more than busy for the year. Then I have some great references to give out. Try sending a letter stating you have 19 years of experience sewing costumes and would be willing to be contracted out for their shows. Just make sure you decide before hand how much to charge per garment. Know how long it will take you before you write up a contract. I got caught like that my first few times and have learned.
Good luck. Where do you live by the way in the US?
User: JBsewing
Member since: 07-11-2003
Total posts: 3
From: threads_40
Date: 07-13-2003, 02:36 PM (3 of 3)
Hello Sasha and welcome,

have you thought about teaching sewing in your spare time. This would allow you to meet people and also make some money to get yourself going.

Best wishes,

"Your goal is greater than your struggle"
User: threads_40
Member since: 03-26-2001
Total posts: 28
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