For me, it usually starts with Fabric. This time, I was lucky enough to be gifted two beautiful pieces of silk from my friend, assistant and fellow fabric-lover, Maria Chenut....Read More
After I interviewed Sewing Blogger and Hat Enthusiast, Chuleenan Svetvilas, I asked her if she would meet me at Lacis to help with some of my millinery choices. We met inside (where I as already busy picking out boning for my foundation garment) and then did the tour of the Millinery section.Read More
THE SEWING ROOM Instructor Maria Chenut designs powerful costumes for Marin Shakespeare Company's DON QUIXOTERead More
In October I'll be teaching an Online workshop via PIXIE FAIRE. on how to run your own SEWING CAMP. So excited to share this information so that more people can teach kids how to sew and really learn how to make it fun for them.
Back in the day, everyone had to take Home Economics, where they learned how to sew, cook and do laundry, among other things. When I was going to school, we could take sewing or home EC as an elective, but it certainly wasn't required. Now it's not even an option for kids in school.
Making it FUN is my way of passing these skills (at least the sewing skills) on to a new generation. We have such a great time in sewing camp. I sure hope others will bring this to the children in their communities.
So excited to partner with PIXIE FAIRE as well. Cinnamon & Jason, Pixie Faire's founders, have been a great supporter of my work, both with my Bonjour Teaspoon Sewing Patterns as well as with my summer camps. We will have more information coming soon regarding dates, pricing and registration for the class, but in the meantime, check out this video with Cinnamon and I.
PROJECT RUNWAY designer Emily Payne Back in Alameda to Teach Draping ClassesRead More