Teens learn own style

FROM Drab To Fab is preparing to host the second in its series of My Style workshops.

With an emphasis this time on vintage-inspired fashion, participants will extend their learning about shape and fabric and discover inspiration boards under the theme of Dresses: Fickle or Fit.

Local style coach, author and patternista Lois Hennes will run the workshop and said she's excited for this second workshop that's working to create new conversations about fashion and dressing in the community to help young people develop their own individual style.

 

DRESSES: Fickle or Fit will show young people how to turn op-shop items into stylish dresses.
DRESSES: Fickle or Fit will show young people how to turn op-shop items into stylish dresses.

"We had such a fun time during the January workshop and there was such positive feedback that we have decided to do it again," she said.

 

"The April workshop will focus on upcycling shirts, skirts and dresses to create dress styles with a contemporary edge."

Ms Hennes said this opportunity for young people to explore fashion and develop confidence in their own body would not be possible without the creative Crawford House setting and its team of supporters.

"I love working with young people who need little structure and are not encumbered by preconceptions; they just get on."

"At Crawford House they have the advantage of also learning from some of the region's most experienced seamstresses and sewers."

My Style workshops

  • For 12-16-year-olds at the Crawford House Museum in Alstonville on Saturday, April 27, 9am-4pm ($20pp).
  • Places are limited and participants will need to book and pay by Wednesday April 24.
  • For information, contact Jane on 6628 3925 or by email.


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