Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Sewing School with Ms. Rosemary

 I would like to take the time to introduce to you all our Sewing Instructor, Ms. Rosemary. Ms. Rosemary has years of experience sewing. Since the age of seven when she cut up her mother's apron to make clothes for her barbies. Ms. Rosemary is also a master hair braider, a lover of wood burning, a historian, and an artist. Ms. Rosemary is currently enrolled as a fashion design student, a goal of hers is to own and operate a Sewing School for children. I have known this funny lady all of my life. I watched her sew many suits, and admired her wood burning work while as a little girl getting my hair braided. It is a pleasure and a honor to work alongside Ms. Rosemary, her passion is contagious and I do see Ms. Rosemary's Sewing School opening up in the near future. If I were you guys I wouldn't miss the opportunity of taking sewing classes here at the Studio while Ms. Rosemary is on board.

Ms. Rosemary had a three day project sewing class one on one with the student. On Day 1 she assessed the child by observing her making a bobbin, threading the needle, sewing a button while making a tote. Before I knew it the two of them had made a sewing connection and mutual respect was shown from both the student and the instructor. It wasn't long before I witnessed Ms. Rosemary throwing those lesson plans out the window and begin following the child. They made a skirt together with fabric brought in by the student.

Isn't that skirt gorgeous? Handmade by an rising fashion designer with Ms.Rosemary's guidance. She was so proud of her work! In fact her voice went from quiet to quite loud as she screamed "I did it."

At the end of Day 1 Ms. Rosemary also introduced her student to patterns. 

Ms. Rosemary gave her student a lesson in how to pick out patterns and where to find and locate them in a craft store. I love how hands on Ms. Rosemary was!
Day 2 was spent cutting out the pattern and the fabric that Sarah chose at Jo Ann's Fabrics.

On Day 3, these two made the the outfit that came from the pattern choosen at Jo Ann's Fabric.

Job well done ladies! I appreciated so much how Ms. Rosemary guided, and allowed her student to have complete ownership of her work, project based learning in it's truest form.                                                                       

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