Teaching PACTfashion is one of the most fun jobs I’ve ever had – the kids have tonnes of energy and enthusiasm for fashion and sewing, and the graduation party is always a riot. This time we celebrated the opening of the new studio (pics to come…) on the patio and ate barbeque while we listened to M.I.A. and Lady Gaga. Madison modeled the 1950’s inspired dress that we made this session, a magenta bustier with a butterfly twist on the front of it, with a black satin pencil skirt with pockets in it – it’s a beauty! I always pick up a few good music tips from my students – like this awesome Lykke Li track, Little Bit. Our next Tier 2 class will be a fashion show and event management primer as we get ready for a big PACT fundraiser gala at The Koolhaus in October which will showcase all of the dresses that we’ve made this year for girls at Covenant House and at Bloor Collegiate. Congratulations Madison, Nikki, Tanish, Habon and Barkado!!!