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ABOUT JEN ROCKET

Welcome to my website! As a fourth generation seamstress behind the sewing machine by the age of 5, I continuously strive to perfect my craft and enjoy the challenges that come along with every new project. Specializing in women’s wear, I also enjoy working with soft goods product design and occasionally specialty leather work.

Beginning to sew clothing in high school, my interest in building a hands-on career led me to The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, where I studied Industrial design and Special Effects. Curious to explore couture sewing, classic pattern-making, and to try my hand at working in the fashion and entertainment industries – I travelled west to study at Los Angeles Trade Tech for Fashion Technical Design. Returning to Pittsburgh in 2011, I decided to open my studio and start my own business. So far, it’s been a blast and I look forward to working within the community of Pittsburgh to advance fashion and art in this great city.

AREAS OF FOCUS

  • 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)

ATTENTION

Now accepting appointments for gown alterations with due dates in Spring/Summer 2016. A limited number of appointments are now available starting in April 2016. The best way to set an appointment is with the contact sheet on this website. Thank you!

TESTIMONIALS

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

kayl333

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

Kayleigh Krystal-Lewerenz

LisaGriffithVerzilli

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

Lisa Griffith-Verzilli