Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Zsofi's Little Black Dress

I feel like a proud mother hen!

I have a student, Zsófi, who I have known for quite a few years now. We used to have mainly English classes but nowadays we do more sewing related stuff together. I used to talk about sewing so much that she got interested in learning and got her own machine a year or two ago.

She had an assignment at school to study a subject of her choice in depth and to create some kind of arty project to go with the essay. She chose Coco Chanel, the creator of the first Little Black Dress. 

As the art project Zsófi made a dress inspired by Holly Golightly's dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

We went fabric shopping one Saturday morning a few months ago and found shiny black fabric and polka dot fabric to line it

She drafted the dress herself! At the age of 13!  I am so, so very proud of her!! Now she is 14. My little girl is growing up!

All photos are by the talented Márton Gorka. He used to be my English student too when he was little. You really should have a look at more of Marci's work on his page, Márton Gorka's Photography


  1. Wow! Great creation, and she drafted the pattern herself at 13!!! I could not even draft a pocket. Congratulations!

  2. Meg @ Mood FabricsJune 21, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Wow, excellent job for such a young age! Could we have a possible future Project Runway contestant here?!

  3. That is so totally cool!  And how random that she got interested in sewing through your English lessons!

  4. oh wow, great work!!!! xxxxx 

  5. Zsofi is really talented! That is one smashing dress!!

  6. That's really good!! :)

  7. oh wow, great work!!!! xxxxx 


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