Iisha Lemming worked as a first hand for Hugh Hanson at Carelli Costume in New York and as a patternmaker at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, moved back to the south and taught briefly at The University of the South and O’More College of Art and Design before starting to work for Dolly Parton. She has been working as full-time patternmaker and seamstress for Mrs. Parton for over seven years now. She has made and altered many outfits for Mrs. Parton that were featured in videos, a movie, interviews, many print ads, and even the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in 2007. Iisha also has her own business that has had many incarnations and that she is looking to expand in new directions in the near future.