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My name is Giovannina, but you can call me Joanne. I was born in a small town in Italy in 1931. I came over to America with my husband and my 2 small children in 1963. I have been sewing since I was about 9 years old. In Italy I opened my own tailor shop with my husband. I've had a few different jobs since I came over here, my most recent one was at a factory called C&L Craftworks. We make furniture for a company called Ridge Rattan. I was there over 20 years. I took a fall 2 years ago and I had to stay home to recover. I recently moved to Penfield, New York with my daughter, so now the factory is too far away for me to drive. If I lived closer I would definately go back to work. I love to sew and cook. I also like to be outside and take walks.

I am looking for anyone in need of alterations at a very affordable price. I have my sewing machine and all the materials at my home. Unfortunately, I am not able to pick up or drop off the work because I am very unfamiliar with the Penfield area. Please send me an email if you are interested or have any questions (this is my granddaughters email, she will be happy to help you with any questions).

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Sewing/alterations Rochester, NY
More About Me
Cooking (Italian food), sewing, taking walks outside, cleaning around the house, going to the casino every once and a while :), and spending time with my daughter and granddaughter
Work Experience:
My most recent job was at C&L Craftworks on Dewey Avenue. Like I said, I was there for over 20 years. I made cushions and other things for the wicker and rattan furniture. If I lived closer, my boss would hire me back right away. I was his most valued employee.

I also worked for Chariot Inc. We made baby stollers. I was forced to leave because they moved out of the state. I was there about 6 years.

Before that, I worked at Field's Textile Products. I made covers for Xerox bags. I was there for about 2 years.
I graduated high school back in Italy and went to school for sewing as well.
Organizations / Affilations:
Giovannina V is located in Rochester, NY and has the following skills: Sewing/alterations
Skilled Trade / Crafts
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Category: Skilled Trade / Crafts
I can do alterations of any kind. If your pants are too lose, or your skirt is too tight, I can fix them and make them fit just right :) Or if you have a rip or tear, or even a few missing buttons, I can repair it!
Relevant Education / Credentials
I went to school in Italy for sewing when I was about 14 years old. I opened my own tailor shop at 19. I've been working in the industry ever since
Years Experience: 51