Vanessa Wang

Grade 6

My name is Vanessa and I am in Grade 6. The design that my partner and I created is a blue peau de soie dress. My partner bought some flowers from Michael's to attach to the dress; we hand-sewed them on.

I decided to join Fashion Forward because it seemed fun and I could learn things from it. What I learned is that when you’re using a sewing machine you have to be very patient, because if you go too fast you could make a huge mistake and have to unthread a whole section. My favourite part of the whole process was designing the dress with my partner. Some advice for people who are thinking about joining the club next year is, listen to instructions very carefully because if you don’t things will be very confusing and you’ll be behind everybody else.