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Mrs. Ortiz from Brooklyn NY is requesting supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

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Sew Special, Sew Sweet

My students need sewing machines, fashion books, sewing materials, and mannequins.

  • $354 goal

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Celebrating Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month

This project is a part of the Hispanic & Latinx Heritage Month celebration because it supports a Latino teacher or a school where the majority of students are Latino.

My Students

My students have a "passion for fashion!" I bought a few mannequins on sale, and my students' imaginations have evolved, and I would to further enhance their love for fashion.

My students love fashion and so do I.

The past few years, I have helped many of them develop fashion portfolios, which got them accepted into various fashion High School programs. They've shown such an interest in learning about and creating fashions, that I have been inspired by them to learn how to sew.

My Project

I can envision one of my students as the next Verses. They enjoy drawing fashion designs and I would love to help them in turning their drawings to clothing. The materials I requested will help my students sew costumes for performances, for displays, and for fashion portfolios that they will use for high school auditions. Some of these materials include sewing machines, rolls of tulle, a mannequin dress form, and fashion design books.

It would be "Sew special and sew sweet" if we had the ability to see our fashion drawings come to life.

These sewing machines, fashion books, and mannequins will help us do just that!

Mrs. Ortiz
Grades 6-8

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Michley LSS-202 Lil' Sew & Sew Mini 2-Speed Sewing Machine • Amazon $20.99 5 $104.95
Black Female Mannequin Dress Form Size 2-4 Small 35" 24" 33" (On Black Tripod Stand) • Amazon $63.99 1 $63.99
Buy 20 Rolls of 6 Inch X 75 Ft Tulle Rolls • Amazon $41.98 1 $41.98
Fashion Design Drawing Course: Principles, Practice, and Techniques: The New Guide for Aspiring Fashion Artists -- Now with Digital Art Techniques • Amazon $17.99 1 $17.99
Fashion Design Studio: Learn to Draw Figures, Fashion, Hairstyles & More (Creative Girls Draw) • Amazon $11.71 1 $11.71
The Fashion Sketchpad: 420 Figure Templates for Designing Looks and Building Your Portfolio • Amazon $10.99 1 $10.99
Fashion Design Workshop: Stylish step-by-step projects and drawing tips for up-and-coming designers (Walter Foster Studio) • Amazon $9.57 1 $9.57

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