Sunday, January 17, 2010

The Elijah School

Tuesday of this week, Karen and I took our class to visit the Elijah School in Rising Sun, Maryland for a little sewing workshop. The Elijah school is a small school founded by my Mother-in-law, Marilyn Groop, geared toward students who face challenges in traditional school settings. The school asked me to come once a month and do a sewing/fashion workshop with two of the highschool girls in order to open their minds to possible interests to pursue after highschool. Bringing Karen along made it so much more fun!

We decided to remake garments that we had found in the back of our closets or Salvation Army into pieces we would actually love and wear. Here is what we did:

It had this fantastic bow in the back

And Jenny's was a very stretchy purple dress when we began, and she ended up using the bottom of Beth's skirt to make a skirt of her own!

Karen brought this little granny nightgown, and simply hemmed it up to fit her style. The dress was really sweet when she finished!

I had plenty more photos to add, but am still a little new at this blog, so I will have to leave the before photos out for now. Anyway, we had a great time together teaching this sewing workshop, and I think the girls did as well. 

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