Monday, April 20, 2009

Inspiration from a star

Did you happen to see Natalie Cole's costume when she sang this week on American Idol? Now that was a great new look. The satin fabric was sumptuous and stunning. The design was a different slant on a simple style. Most people don't realize that if you know how to sew, something like this isn't that hard to create. It's one that you could actually learn in my Intermediate Level class.

Who can take these classes?

If you can read and hold a needle, I will work with you. Male, female, elementary school, tween, teen, adult with career or without,hobbyist, nursing home resident or visitor, I will work with you.

Do you feel creative, but not necessarily with a paint brush? Do you love style or making things reflect your personality? Do you want to pursue a career using needle and thread?

Maybe you are a child who won't be able to learn to sew from a relative; maybe you won't be able to take a life skills class in high school because of scheduling; or you are at a place in your older life where you now have time and interest in doing things for yourself has become very real.

You might often find yourself wishing you didn't have to take clothes to a tailor to have hemming done, seams taken in or out, or you may even have tossed loved items because of buttons needing replaced, a task you just didn't know how to do properly.

Do you know the basics, but want to know more? Do you want to make a special event item?

Is it time to jazz up your room or rooms?

What you will learn is an investment in your future and the good things sewing can bring to your family in the future.

I will be posting a list of some of the things we will cover, and I will ask for your input - where do you want to start, what do you want to learn?