Thursday, April 29, 2010

Student Work

Here are some of the projects my teenage students have recently completed.

Jenny tailored McCalls M5759 and trimmed the jacket with buttons she purchased in NY on the New York school trip last year.

Haley finished off an appliqued Cat Quilt. She is going to use button eyes to hold the layers together.

Kylie did a beautiful job of matching the plaids on her flannel shirt.

High School Sewing Competition

The Academy helped to organize a local sewing competition. Students worked from a basic pattern. Each student was give 2.5 meters of fabric. They were allowed to redraft the pattern to change it and bring along fabric and embellishments for their design. Each participant had 5 hours to draft, cut and sew the tunic top. Designs were evaluated for creativity, sewing construction, pattern work, fit and final appearance.

Here are some photos of the students busy at work at the local mall where the competition was held and a couple of the winning designs.

It was a fun day for everyone and we are looking forward to next year's competition.

Vogue 1116

Here is a new outfit I have finished for spring/summer. The washed linen pants are Vogue pattern V1116 by New York designer Andrea Katz. I love their unusual shape and drape! They are very comfortable to wear.

The sweater is knit from Trendsetter's Free Spirit yarn, a blend of cotton and linen. It self stripes as you knit it. The pattern is #4002-B Free Spirit MP Swing Jacket. The draped side inserts go well with the shape of the pants. The yarn and pattern are available in several colorways from Stix and Stones in North Bay 705-223-8245.