This month we highlight Kelly H. who is one of our Fashion Studies Students. Only 12 years old with a fairly developed sense of style, she is learning the craft of clothes making and cultivating her design skills. She's even doing it with a cast on her RIGHT hand. Yikes! She will be an ambidextrous designer by the end of the school year! That shows a lot of commitment and determination, if you ask me!
At the top of the page you can see Kelly wearing her latest creation - the Cleo Pinafore (Tilly and the Buttons) made from Rifle Paper Co. Fabric. She's already quite an accomplished fashion sketcher and is working on making some truly lovely mood boards that reflect her edgy feminine style.
Here is a little more about Kelly in her own words -
I'm 12 years old and in the 7th grade at Edna Brewer Middle School. I have been draping fabric for as long as I remember and I took a class when I was 7 years old.
My other interests are: competitive swimming, lacrosse, anime, fashion and art.
I really enjoy sketching and want to learn how to sew in order to make clothes that nobody else has.
My sewing goal is to get accepted by Oakland School of the Arts Fashion Design Program.
I definitely will pursue a career in Fashion!