Download http://bigtheme.net/joomla Free Templates Joomla! 3
Home / Features / Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

Tiffany Luu | Photographer
Tiffany Luu | Photographer

Wire, dye, and thread. These simple products, ordinary to many of us, are the foundation of three MC students’ creative side.

A sophomore girl whose name will remain anonymous to protect her business, makes unique necklaces.
She transforms black cord, wire, and polished stones into a piece of handmade jewelry.

¨My mom is really into the meaning of different types of rocks and their healing powers and she thought it would be cool if I kept one with me,” she said. “I thought the best way to do that was put it in a necklace”

When ordering, students look through a booklet of different rocks and chose their desired stone, stone size, necklace length, and wire color. The designer keeps a journal full of organized charts correlating to each customer’s exact order.

¨So far I’ve sold fifty and I’ve made almost two hundred dollars in profit. The most common order people request is raw quartz with copper wire,¨ she said.
Another sophomore turned her newfound talent for tie-dying into a successful business.

¨I saw it in old movies and TV shows and wanted to try it out, so I did and it turned out really good,¨ she said. ¨I wore the t-shirt to school and got tons of requests.”

Students around school sport all sorts of her custom tie-dye productions.

¨Ive made about thirty to forty shirts for fifteen dollars each, about 450 dollars in total,¨ she said.
¨I usually sell swirls, which is what you see everyone wearing, but when I have extra dye, I like to experiment. I try different patterns and things like tapestries, bandanas, headbands and bikinis.”

Sophomore Veena Bobba applies her fashion designing and sewing skills to her own wardrobe.

¨Four years ago my neighbor taught me how to sew. The first thing I made was a pillowcase,¨ Bobba said.

She’s expanded her sewing capacity immensely since then; one of her more advanced creations being her homecoming dress last fall.

¨I mostly make dresses for myself using a sewing machine and fabric from either Jo-Ann’s or Yardage Town,¨ she said.

Bobba has a very creative mindset and fabricates clothing out of her own visions.

¨I usually make up my own design. If I’m not completely sure how to make something I’ll look at blogs for help,¨ Bobba said. ¨Most of the time though I’ll just experiment until I get it right.¨

Bobba hopes to expand her prospects by opening an online store.

¨Once I find the time, I want to start an Etsy shop so I can officially sell them,¨ Bobba said.

These students transformed their inspirations into a reality, and each continues to excel in her unique craft.

About Chloe Heinz

Check Also

Life is Beautiful with Gabriella Sheffler

Life is beautiful, especially when attending over ten concerts in only one weekend. Senior Gabriella …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *