Working with ArtStart’s Jeannette Pomeroy Parssi, Wellington fifth-graders Hope Sohn and Olivia Bomar learned to read a pattern, cut fabric and work on a sewing machine to create their very own new clothes.
“The girls did a great job,” Parssi said, “and they did it all themselves, from adding the ruffles and zippers to doing all of the finishing work. I think they both look great!”
Preparing for the auditions at Bak Middle School of the Arts, two other ArtStart students used the sewing machine to create their 3-D works of art for their portfolios. “When these girls heard about it, they wanted to try their hand at sewing,” said Parssi, who added that ArtStart is now offering sewing classes to anyone who wants to learn, regardless of age or ability.
Parssi has been sewing since she was a young girl herself, and has taught her own daughters the craft.
ArtStart is a nonprofit organization providing educational opportunities in the arts. For more information on the sewing classes, contact ArtStart’s Parssi at (561) 635-2037 or visit the ArtStart web site at www.artstartinc.org.
Above: Hope Sohn and Olivia Bomar display clothes they created.