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Fashion Bootcamp Runway Show @ Sidwell Summer

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Fri, Jul 25, 2014 @ 11:14 AM

Fashion Bootcamp Sidwell Friends This was our first summer offering Fashion Bootcamp With Sidwell Summer in Washington DC. The program was a huge success and we are so grateful to each of our eight Fashion Bootcampers for really bringing so much inspiration and talent to the sewing table.

The Campers worked with Miss Linda Lee who brings over 40 years experience in the Fashion Industry to the classroom.  Miss Linda led each of our campers through an amazing design journey where they created inspiration boards and then worked to sketch their designs. Once the concept was on paper they had a workshop with Jay Mccarroll, Season one Winner of Project Runway.

They gathered lists of of their sewing supplies and started to understand the fundamentals of bringing their collection to life. Once the lists were created, they took a field trip to fabric stores where they could source their design supplies.

The program culminated with an amazing fashion runway show where they shared their designs with family, friends, and other campers. Want to see the whole Fashion Bootcamp photo gallery? Just use the link below to jump over to our Facebook Page.

Thank you to each of our Fashion Bootcap Designers that made this first time program at Sidwell Summer a huge success!


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Tags: Summer Camp, Sewing, Sidwell Summer, Fashion Bootcamp, Fashion & Machine Sewing, Fashion Design, Sewing Machine

Fashion Bootcamp at Sidwell Summer Opens Monday! #summercamp

Posted by Megan DiFeo on Thu, Jun 12, 2014 @ 09:28 AM

Sidwell Freinds Fashion Bootcamp Summer Camp at Sidwell Summer over at Sidwell Friends School is wrapping up their first week. The kids are having a blast making projects and forging new friendships.  You can see some great photos on their Facebook Page.

The fun continues next week and we are elated that they will be hosting Fashion Bootcamp starting Monday. This program is a 3-week offering where aspiring young fashion designers will be taken through a fashion journey!

From sketching and draping to sewing and modeling, campers can watch their fashion dreams come to life! They will gain real life experience by going on a Fabric buying field trip and participating in a workshop led by, Jay McCarroll, season 1 winner of Project Runway.

As an exciting culmination to the program, campers will have the opportunity to model their designs for friends and family.  Camp includes a fashion sketchbook, a take-home sewing kit, and transportation for the field trip.This unique and award-winning program is for kids looking to expand on already learned machine sewing skills or those who have never touched a machine. Our counselors are trained to work with campers of all levels.

You can choose from two sessions:
Session 1 runs from June 16th-July 3rd (no camp on July 4th)
Session 2 runs from July 7th - July 25th

Registration is still open and you click the button below to save your seat this amazing summer camp program.

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Got questions?  Please call Miss Alexis at the studio at 610-660-9600 or contact us by clicking here.

Here are some photos from past Fashion Bootcamp Runway shows:

Tags: Summer Camp, Sidwell Summer, Sidwell Friends, Washington DC