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Welcome! As a fourth generation seamstress I enjoy the challenges & the fun that come along with every new project.

Five amazing years have passed since the studio opened, and it’s been a blast! From the engineering side of soft goods product design, to the intricacies of fit with bridal alterations and upcycling, I see a path to wearable technology and I plan to be there moving forward one stitch at a time.


  • Alterations & Reworking of Special Occasion Women’s Wear
  • Specialty Hand Sewing  Including Bead & Lace Work
  • Vintage Upcycling and Restyling
  • Soft Goods Product Design,Pattern Drafting & Tech Packs
  • Seasonally—Character Costume/Cosplay Design & Creation
  • Specialty Leather Work (this does not include regular alterations)


I have limited availability for appointments starting in February.

Now accepting appointments for bridal gown alterations and upcycling with due dates in Spring 2017.

The best way to set an appointment is with the contact page.

If you are interested in soft goods product design, the contact page is great for that too!


Karen.Jen Rocket.Rocket2

“You did excellent work to make my dress exactly how I hoped it would be. I am so impressed with the changes you made to the dress – transforming it from a designer rack dress to the perfect dress for me!”

Karen Berry-Gardner


“I LOVED loved my dress and it fit perfectly - all night. Dancing, sitting, everything. Thank you!”

Kayleigh Krystal-Lewerenz


“Thanks for your hard work on my dress! It was stunning! Watch a video of my wedding here!

Lisa Griffith-Verzilli


"I can’t thank you enough for taking on the project of altering my wedding dress just two weeks before my wedding! With very little time to ‘un-do’ the poor alterations that I brought to you, you immediately put me at ease and I felt completely confident that you would be able to make the dress fit beautifully in the short time you had to work with. I was so happy with how it turned out. The dress fit incredibly well… I danced all night and never worried about pulling up the strapless top. I was so comfortable and I love how the fit turned out in our photos. I’ve given your name and number to everyone I know!"



“I had such a great experience with Jen! My bridesmaid’s dress was absolutely perfect. Even though it was a tough alteration with some difficult details, Jen made it seem effortless! She listened to exactly what I wanted to change on the dress and made it happen. And with a quick turnaround! No matter what I need altered in the future, I’ll be going to Jen.”



“Thanks for all of your hard work! The bridesmaid’s dress fit perfectly, looked great, and ended up being comfortable all the way from the “getting ready” phase through the last dance at the reception, hours and hours later! That’s quite a feat considering how severely uncomfortable it was when I brought it to you! More importantly, you were a pleasure to work with…you were always quick to respond and professional and made me feel at ease through the whole process! I just wanted to thank you for squeezing in my last-minute dress fitting and alterations even though you had so much going on that week. I feel very confident working with you in the future! Thanks again."

Jennifer Lyn Paul


"I told everyone I could about the story of the dress and Jen's amazing talent. I would absolutely recommend Jen Rocket to everyone and anyone who has a special design project. Jen was a huge part in making my wedding day unforgettable and so special, and I am so grateful to her."

Sarah Albee


"Your skirt really made the ceremony. I felt like royalty. People kept telling me they wished they could have looked at the dress longer since I changed for the reception. Thank you so much!"

Bridgette Luttner


"OMG it was awesome! Best dress designer and seamstress ever!"

Rhonda Taylor-Boles


"Jen listened to my ideas and she researched period-style gowns to inspire us. We looked at a bunch of photo inspirations online and she came up with a few designs, all of which were just exactly what I had pictured my whole life. She made a dress that just looked like me--which I think also shows how well she reads people, their personalities, and what will make their body and personality really stand out when making a design. She's a true artist. Incorporating my mother's dress just made us both so excited and added a whole other element to the design. The whole process of making the dress and seeing it at various stages was exciting. Seeing it finished was just like seeing my imagination come to life. I can't believe Jen's talent. When I put it on the day of the wedding, it felt like it was the dress that I was supposed to wear on my wedding day."

Sarah Ferry