Meet Lizzy: This Amazing Kid (or rather, young woman) started at The Handwork Studio in elementary school and by 15 she had 4 years of our Fashion Boot Camp under her fabulous belt. Now Lizzy not only sews, but has her own fashion business; in her spare time she works for us here at the Studio!
How have you taken crafting or sewing to the next level?
After a year of machine sewing and four years of Fashion Boot Camp I have made dozens of dresses, jackets and other forms of apparel for many people, local consignment shops and have started my own clothing label Tres Lizzy. I also have made a pleather jacket for the lead singer of 30 Seconds to Mars, Jared Leto, and a silk kimono for a singer called Grimes. I now
help out as an assistant at the Handwork Studio and have a work study at Moore College of Art & Design and an internship at the Villanova Theater costume shop.
What is your first memory of The Handwork Studio?Knitting my white cat for my first knitting project and Miss Laura would read us a storybook.
What do you like about the studio?It is a safe haven for creativity in all ways. The instructors are easy-going and understanding and the sky's the limit to the skills and projects you gain from the various classes.
What has been most influential to who you are today?Fashion Boot Camp and being in Crissy Phillips fashion show for the first time.
What are you working on now?
I am making a fuchsia corset ball gown, a kimono/dress for myself, and my friends' Halloween costumes for the month of October. I continue to sew and have also gone beyond that and now make jewelry for my creations.