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Our Latest Fashion Show

May 9, 2011

Winter Booties and Clutches

January 13, 2011

We’ve been busy this winter season first making booties out of quilted nylon and fleece then clutches out of Chinese silk brocade.

For our booties we first traced our feet then cut out a fabric top and bottom for each foot.  Next using a pattern we cut out four sides, 2 for each foot. After sewing everything together we decorated them with flowers, fringe, and felt!.

Kids project, winter slippers

Our Fleece Winter Slippers

Our next project was a clutch purse. Students had the option of silk brocade or striped cotton. They all picked the silk!

Using cardboard inserts for stability each bag was lined and students chose either a snap or button closure.

Clutch purse

Clutch Purse with Strap

students modeling their purses

Up next, Airbrushed Dolman sleeved tops!!

Marilyn Monroe & Audrey Hepburn Decorative Pillows

November 23, 2010


I wanted to share these awesome pillows I made this weekend. I created artwork of Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn and had them printed on fabric.

There are some great places to ANYTHING printed on fabric; photos, artwork, text – as long as you can get it digital. has the best fabric selection, has great organic cotton, and has $5 shipping. I’ve tried them all and everytime my prints came out perfect.

I bought some 16×16 pillow inserts, sewed my fabric together, inserted the pillows, sewed it all up and voila super chic decorative “hollywood” pillows. Oh and I added studs for their earrings and marilyn’s beauty mark.

The Fashion Class Tie Dyes at the Third Avenue Festival in Bay Ridge Oct 2010

November 2, 2010

We had a blast this October during Bay Ridge’s Third Avenue Festival. Our booth was to promote the Fashion Class and people could choose between t-shirts, scarves, leggings, yoga pants, back packs, totes, and much more to tie dye!


Me teaching Tie Dye

Our Tie Dye "barkers" show off some of my fabulous creations!

Overall the event went well, I’m now a tie-dye expert, and I look forward to next year!



Tote Bag Decoration

November 2, 2010

We’ve been creating and decorating tote bags!

Our Spray Painted Totes

Our first project of the Fall semester was to sew and design a tote bag. Students were each given a yard of canvas fabric. They decided what kind of bag they wanted and what size. Some created totes, and some created trendier long strap bags.  After totes were sewn, the corners were mitered and straps were attached the students got to decorate their bags with a Bedazzler, lace, ribbon, and spray paint!

Backstage at Fashion Week

September 13, 2010

Models posing backstage @ ruffian S/S 2011

Backstage at the Ruffian fashion show!

Model Amy Hixson being interviewed by World Fashion