Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Sewing Students from the Boys and Girls Club of Venice CA (Sew What sewing club) at the 2011 American Sewing Guild Annual Convention Fashion Show. The convention was held August 2011 at the lovely Bona Venture Hotel located in downtown Los Angeles CA.
The fabrics, and notions for the garments, and accessories that the students designed and made came a variety of places: our stash, Joanns Fabrics,Lincoln Fabrics, and Fabric Planet.
All of the students made their own garments.
Esyten modelling his stylish dark blue linen shirt.
Christina modelling her black rayon vintage dress.
Somone in her beautiful black silk blouse, and the clutch she designed, and made!!! The clutch is made of the same silk as the blouse, embellished with silk 3-dimensional roses. That silk rose fabric is to die for, and was purchased at Lincoln Fabrics located in Venice CA!!!
Ivette in her beautiful black rayon with red flower print dress. The messenger bag she is carrying she designed, made, designed and embellished a Hello Kitty motif made of leather.
June in her black silk dress, with leopard print bodice.
All of us sewing instructors and mentors were so very proud of our students. The students did an excellent job with their creations. Two of the students have received scholarships to attend the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) located in downtown Los Angeles. I have no doubt that someday soon we will see creations of their's on the Paris, Milan, and New York Runways in the years to come.
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