Jeanell has spent over 30 years of experience behind a sewing machine. Her “career” started with the designing and creating of her own pageant costumes and gowns. Before too long that experience was broadened into the design of her own business wear.
In 2000, she founded ADA Heirlooms. for the creation of liturgical vestments for her great uncle and some of his friends and peers. This opportunity also brought some additional exposure to the baptismal gown designs she had made for her own children.
Since, demand for her vision, skill, and extensive knowledge of materials, design technique and execution, has been sought more broadly to provide for theater, dance, and now cosplay.