Henry David Thoreau distrusted any enterprise that required new clothes, which is why he abandoned his career as a French maid. Embrace bold new outfits with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one fashion-design class at Camp Fashionista (a $45 value). This Groupon is valid for any class or workshop valued at $45, and customers may apply the value toward a more expensive class or workshop if they desire.
Founder Dori Duncan and a talented team of glamour aficionados teach classes for adults and children at Camp Fashionista. Weekend workshops include an Introduction to Sewing class for adults and children ages 8 and older that builds sewing-machine aptitude as students use a zipper and cotton fabric brought from home to construct a pouch they can then fill with notes, candies, or counterfeit Dutch guilders. The Little Fashionistas class guides students ages 6 and older on a course toward whipstitches, precision-snipped pattern pieces, and their very own hand-sewn apple pincushions. With cotton fabric in hand, students may create shoulder-slung book pouches during a Messenger Bag course, or they can add dazzle and street cred to old foot tubes during Bling Your Socks.
Camp Fashionista additionally offers weekday sessions in multiple-class packages, and Groupon customers may apply the $45 value of today's deal toward these classes if they opt for a lengthier experience of style tutelage. Graduates of the fashion-forward camp often matriculate toward professional design study, with four in the past year heading to the prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
As a professional fashion designer and owner of Camp Fashionista, Dori Duncan empowers children and adults to bring their clothing ideas alive through design. Her classes span sewing and drawing lessons and camps that teach participants how to work with their inspiration from inception to physical creation. Beginner sessions start with foundational skills, imparting essential skills that teach students to eventually execute their own design ideas. Dori also runs parties for kids and adults in which groups choose a specific project to work on, like pajama pants or aprons, and everyone goes home with their finished piece.