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#FeatureFriday An Intern Perspective...

This week I spoke to our newest intern, Kara, who has now been here a little over two months. I wanted to find out how’s been doing in her Studio projects, what she has learned, and what she’s looking forward to learning more about in the garment design industry. Q: Describe some of the projectsRead more

#FeatureFriday Catching Up With Deneen!...

Happy Friday! Today I’m introducing yet another new monthly blog series called “Catching Up With…” which will feature a former intern, stitcher, or employee of the Studio and what they have been up to in their fashion and/or costume design field since! We open this blog series today with a former intern, Deneen, who joined usRead more

#FeatureFriday: Beach Wrap History

Over the past few weeks, the Studio added two new items to our retail section: beach wraps! Both were built by two of our summer interns, Eve and Rana, under the supervision of Marilyn and Karen. They turned out great! I (Admin) have to admit as I was pulling patterns for all the wraps, I neverRead more

#FeatureFriday: An Intern’s Experi...

Over the past couple weeks, the Studio has been adding to their retail section by introducing velvet table runners. It sounds like a pretty home decor project, but it’s a completely difference experience to work with! So for this week’s Feature Friday, I spoke with one of our interns, Quay, about her experience building these beautiful pieces fromRead more

Feature Friday: Allison’s Journey

Today’s Feature Friday is about a sewing student who eventually became a stitcher at the Studio. She just went back to school in Colorado to earn her Bachelor’s degree. One of her recent school projects included making a very cool dress with some interesting materials involved! For this special blog post, Marilyn took some timeRead more

Feature Friday: An Intern’s Firsth...

There has been a lot of bead work going on in the Studio lately! One of our interns, JJ, has been working diligently on two wedding dresses with beads galore! Working with beads is a difficult task that requires a lot of patience and concentration. Today’s “Feature Friday” is an interview with JJ about herRead more

More Intern Adventures at the Sewing Des...

My interns are hard at work on their pillows and are beginning to really understand the importance of a good pattern. I’m hosting a holiday par-tay for them tomorrow afternoon. I’ll bring in some home-made cookies and other goodies along with holiday cheer. We should have a good time before I send them off forRead more

Training Interns in Fashion Design

My interns are learning the importance of accuracy and patience as they work on the design project I gave them. They are to design a 12 x 12 inch pillow but it has to have at least 4 pieces on the face side. From there they have to develop the pattern pieces adding seam allowances,Read more

Things are Never Boring at the Sewing De...

During the first week of school I took on three student interns, one each from Reservoir High School, Springbrook High School, and Pallotti High School. My fourth, from Oakland Mills High School, joined our little club this week. These girls are all seniors looking forward to colleges and careers in fashion design. I have bigRead more