Mimi Jackson ~ Hollis, New York
Mimi Jackson is a collaborative custom clothing designer and dressmaker who has owned her own custom clothing business since 1997. A native New Yorker, she studied fashion design at Fashion Institute of Technology, and later supplemented that training with costume design experience while studying at Washington University in St. Louis. As the creator of findadressmaker.com, (a dressmaker and sewing teacher referral website) she helps potential clients find appropriate sewing professionals to execute their projects. Her experiences working for the Butterick/Vogue pattern company, textile companies, high end designers, and wardrobe and costume for movie and television productions, have all fueled her insatiable appetite for many aspects of the custom sewing profession. As a member of the board of MSDP/MAS certification program, she hopes to help facilitate, inspire, encourage, and encourage other sewing and design professionals to pursue the mastery of their craft.
What professional title do you use?
Collaborative custom designer
How long have you been sewing professionally?
What is something that you have always wanted to learn?
What is your favorite task to do in your business?
What goals do you have for your business (or yourself professionally) in the next 5 years?
To have an assistant.
What else should we know about you or your business?
I am the NYC tour leader for the American Sewing Guild once the pandemic lifts.
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