Sofie is in year 9 at school and they run a special course (in addition to the usual subjects) for the year called the Ayin Program which is a multi-disciplinary program. One of their tasks this semester was to "go green" and included in that was an option to rework a piece of clothing that was past it's use by.
Sofie chose to rework an old evening dress. Here is the glamorous frock modelled by her sister Ellen:
Sofie prepared sketches of what she wanted to do to the dress. Unfortunately she had already handed the them in to the teacher so I can't show you those. They were really good, most impressed with her fashion drawing ability. We found some poly in the stash for her to use and this is what she came up with:
The dress is a bit big (well not the length!) on Ellen as it was made for another student to model at school. Next semester Sofie will be studying textile arts as well. It is good to see sewing is still alive in some schools here in Melbourne!