Janessa Wimmer

Janessa W.

Chicago, IL

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Janessa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
March 2015

Hi! Looking to learn basic sewing skills or get more experience in fashion design? I would love to help you with any of those learning activities! I have organized a list of classes under the subjects section. This will help you & I focus on where you would like to start, in order for me to give you the best learning experience possible!

I have been sewing & designing for nearly 30 yrs. I was basically self taught around the age of 8 or 9 sewing by hand. I later picked up my machine sewing, knitting, beading, quilting, and painting skills when visiting my grandparents. I attended College at The International Academy of Design & Technology and earned my BA of Fine Arts in 2007. I have been designing bridal accessories since 2009 & have been designing bridal gowns since 2012. I am very patient, love to teach and learn as well. If you are looking to learn basic sewing skills - couture design, or designing your own heirloom hair accessory, I'm your girl!

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Jan 2009 - Present
Violet Bells

Founded in 2009, the Violet Bells Collection by Janessa Ann embraces a love for old world classic charm. Each piece is personally handcrafted with love and passion using only the highest quality materials.

Janessa Ann believes that “not every woman wants to be categorized into a single style.” And she designs with this in mind, focusing on a single piece at a time. Each creation is unique in its own way - ranging from vintage to modern, free spirited to classic. Janessa Ann designs with a sincere devotion, to create what you feel free in.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts
Oct 2003 - Oct 2007
International Academy of Design & Technology

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Studio space.

Studio space.

Custom Alencon lace overlay.

Sewing Rhinestone Trim
Applying Alencon lace to veil. Beginning stages of pinning in place.

Working with Silk Charmeuse & Chantilly Lace for an bohemian/elegant sheath style bridal gown.

Beginning stages of draping for a sheath style bridal gown.

Beginning stages of pattern drafting for a sheath style peterpan collar silk charmeuse and Chantilly lace bridal gown.

Enjoying the late night sewing, preparing for "Fabric to Fit" runway show.
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