Friday, March 22, 2013

Awesome (Fledgling) Sewistas!

So, you may remember my first Frosting Diet give away back in January. 

Pattern, Fabric and Book

This week I heard from Jodie K, who won that giveaway, and thought I would share this slice of sewing awesomeness with you.

Jodie is a Food Studies and Fashion Studies teacher at a high school, and the students in her Fashion Studies class are entering a fashion show that is part contest and part fundraiser.  Here she is - wearing a top she made from a portion of the fabric she won! - talking about her students and the contest.

Courtesy of the School's Film Studies Students

First off, kudos to Jodie on the excellent top! I'm so glad the fabric found a more deserving home than mine.

Next, why weren't class projects this awesome when I was in high school?? Seriously!

Here are Jodie's students talking about muslins and fitting and all the things we sewists like to gab about - Cheyanne, Gabby and Bobbie-Joe.  I want to call them Project Runway: The Next Generation. Can you believe they just started learning to sew in February? Their fashion show contest will take place on April 25 - lots of luck Cheyanne, Gabby and Bobbie-Joe!

Anyway, I've decided that I'm having so much fun with giveaways that I'm going to try to make it a monthly event while I continue to sew frosting. Tune in next week for your next chance to win something.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


Clio said...

This is awesome! Home-ec morphed into something much more current. Your fabric found a deserving home. Just perfect.

Clio said...

Wowee - we're famous and international! Thanks so much for posting this - it made our day! We are heading off on Spring Break for the week but I'll send updates and video links on the finished garments. We have our skirt and top just about finished and our model will be fitted in the "mock up" of the evening dress today. Thanks again,
Jodie K (Mrs. K) and the Fashion 10 class (Cheyanne, Gabby and Bobbie-Joe)

Clio said...

What an incredible teacher. She has really let them spread their wings and fly with this challenge and you see they are learning so much. I love how they used the thrift store for their fabrics for the skirt.. Fabulous!

Clio said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see their finished garments!

Clio said...

Right?? They are already on the restyle/upcycle trend.

Clio said...

How cool! I would have loved having a teacher and a class like this when I was in high school (no home ec at my school, unfortunately)! I hope there will be video from their fashion show!

Clio said...

That is sooo cool. Agreed - why could we not have had classes like that back in school? If only I could get my sewing teacher in the same room - I'd knock some sense into her. And then we'd all sew along happily ever after!