Students in Fashion Design 2 here at Burlington High School wanted to do something to make a difference. A few years ago, the BHS Fashion class created adaptive coats for student who are in wheelchairs in our preschool. This made a lasting impression on our students and the new batch of students also wanted to sew for a charity.
I researched a few sewing charities and Little Dresses for Africa came up in my search. Fashion Design 2 students took initiative by making a school announcement, creating posters, and putting a donation box in the main office. The dresses were made by sewing cotton pillowcases and many teachers and parents donated pillowcases to create these beautiful designs. After everyone finished sewing, we looked at fabric treatments and added our own sewn flowers, bows, beads, and lace to make them a bit more fun! When all was said and done, fashion design 1 & 2 sewed about 50 dresses to send to Africa!
Thank you to those who donated!
I teach art at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. My goals include teaching my students to live and thrive with 21st century learning skills while helping them to learn valuable creative artistic thinking and technical skill.