Miss Nee - Courtney

Born and raised in a very creative home in country South West Victoria, I was forever drawing, making or creating something. It wasn't until I started secondary school where I discovered a passion for sewing in my textiles class. I continued my love for sewing through Year 12 where I designed a gown inspired by the endangered Mission Blue Butterfly. The gown was hand dyed, embellished and wired to represent the butterfly's wings and habitat. I received top marks for the subject and won the 2012 Student Spotlight Design Awards with this garment.

 

After finishing school I followed my passion and completed an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology at The Gordon. I graduated in 2015 and was awarded "Most Outstanding Student". The following year I made the move to Melbourne to work full time in a dance/costume fabric store, which eventually lead to a Costume Assistant role on the TV series Wentworth. From here I've gone from show to show working in different Costume Departments as an Assistant and Standby Assistant for several Australian Film and Television productions.

After a few years in the film industry the passion for designing and making my own garments had been put on the back burner and I realised it was time to launch my own small business 'Miss Nee'.  Here I could create unique garments for clients and still work in costume. Wanting to take the plunge into high end dressmaking I was accepted to attend The Paris American Academy's summer school in June 2019. During this time I was able to further refine my skills in couture techniques, corsetry and bustiers.

 

I love providing my clients with a positive dressmaking service where I help bring their dream outfits to life. I aim to make the process as seamless and relaxing as possible.   

 

Experience 

Year 12 Butterfly Dress

2021

  • Costume Assistant - The Fires, Fires Productions

 

2020

  • Costume Assistant/Stand-by Assistant - Wentworth Season 8 & 9, Fremantle Media.

  • Costume Assistant - New Gold Mountain, Goalpost Pictures

 

2019

  • Paris American Academy - Couture Techniques Summer School Training.

  • Costume Assistant/PA - Preacher Season 4, Frontier Productions Pty Ltd.

  • Costume Stand-By Assistant - The Dry, Feature Film, The Dry Film Production Pty Ltd.

 

2018​​​

  • Costume Stand-By Assistant - The Very Excellent Mr Dundee, Feature Film, Clock Sound Productions.

  • Costume Assistant - Wentworth Series 6 & 7, Fremantle Media.

  • Seamstress and Pattern Maker - En Avant Dancewear.

  • Freelance Work - Designing and creating special event wear, Debutante, Bridesmaid and Graduation gowns. 

2017

  • Receptionist/Shop Assistant - Fabric Store Melbourne.

  • Costume Assistant Volunteer - Undertow, Feature Film, Geelong.

  • Sewing Machinist - Australia's Got Talent, Zoe Felice Costumes.

2015/2016

  • Sewing Machinist - Jerry's Girls The Musical, Zoe Felice Costumes.

  • Costume Volunteer - The Dressmaker Exhibition, Winchelsea Barwon Park Mansion.

  • Gwendolynne - Bridal Internship, Melbourne.

  • Sewing Machinist Volunteer, The Addams Family The Musical, Camperdown Theatre Company.

 

2013-2015 

  • Studied Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology, The Gordon, Geelong.

  • Fashion Study Tour, China and Hong Kong, The Gordon.

Corset Paris 2019
Corset Paris 2019 Back