Thursday, April 12, 2012

Student Spotlight: Jacob

Isn't this Warhol-esque portrait of moi wonderful? It was a birthday gift from my sewing student, Jacob. He nailed the lipstick color and even accentuated my beauty mark! I love it so much; I have to find a place of honor for it in our new house.

Jacob is 14 and a budding fashion designer, photographer, and all-around creative type. We've been working together for almost a year, and he's very inspiring, to say the least.

Here's one of his first projects, a Charlie tote bag.

He later moved on to skirts. (He makes clothes for his mom!)

He's now graduated to a cocktail dress that he draped himself. I couldn't be a prouder teacher!

Jacob is also a budding blogger, authoring The Fashion Procedure. I notice he hasn't written in a while, perhaps some new followers will motivate him! Hint hint.)

28 comments:

  1. Aw, what a nice spotlight! Jacob looks great. Oh, to have a son who sews skirts for me...

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  2. He's got killer style! What a great gift!

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  3. I have to say I am always glad to know there are young people that want to learn to sew. My girls are great designers, but refuser to learn to sew. It seems so counter productive to me, but to each his own.

    Congrats Jacob! I followed your blog!

    www.sweetydarlin.blogspot.com

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    1. Don't worry, I am his age and I love sewing!

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  4. I'm so happy to meet Jacob. I went to his blog but I can't find a place to leave him a comment. I think he needs a different type blog like ours. Tell him will you Gertie I would be glad to visit him and love to see what he creates.

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  5. What a lovely gift. I love your student's style. I have dropped in on his blog - if he wanted to do a tutorial on how to make a similar picture I'd be really thrilled. How fabulous.

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  6. So cool! I wish I guy in my life would sew for me!

    Love his dapper style :)

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  7. I admire his design sensibility & his sewing abilities :) Also, following his blog.

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  8. i wish ruggy would dress with that sense of style...

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  9. At the risk of sounding like a crusty old lady, that boy is adorable! I want him to give fashion advice to my husband.

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  10. I'm with Lisa, he's totes adorbs! Heading over to his blog to comment now.

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  11. Aww, what a wonderful gift! I remember when the son of a good friend of my mom's was taking up sewing in high school... he went on to win Project Runway: Canada one year! Which was pretty exciting even though I never knew him well myself...

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  12. How cute is he? I want to see a pic of the cocktail dress!!! I will follow his blog!!:)

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  13. Good for him! I have sons and daughters, both know how to operate the sewing machine and are very creative! Love to see it encouraged!

    Oh, and Jacob, I love bow ties!

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  14. You have such a cool job Gertie! You are inspiring the next generation of fashion designers. :) Good luck to Jacob with his creative pursuits!

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  15. Love the Wharhol pic! It's got that Marilyn look! What a sweet heart for giving you that! My kids are a little too young yet for sewing, but they both love that I make things and want me to make them clothes too...

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  16. Hi there Darling Gertie,

    Belated Birthday Wishes to you, sounds like you had a terrific time.

    Love the Wharhol of you, and what a wonderful student you have in Jacob..........he sounds like a total darling.

    You mention draping, what book would you suggest, I have the Helen Joseph Armstrong book on pattern drafting, but would love to also try draping........

    Hugs from the U.K.

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  17. What a beautiful job on that! Lucky you. He's adorable. I'm sure we will be hearing more from him in the future. Off to encourage his blogging adventure. We've got to get him to share all his talent with us.

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  18. What a darling young gentlemen. So dapper he is with that bow tie of his! He must get his fashion sense from his seeing teacher :)

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  19. Way to go Jacob! Follow your dreams kid! Lucky to have you as a teacher Gertie!

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  20. Jacob, go for your dream. Maybe we'll see you and Gertie on Project Runway!

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  21. OMG I wish I had half his style at my age now! He's adorable.

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  22. He's SO dapper! I see big things ahead for Jacob! He obviously has impeccable taste and style. His lucky, lucky mother! I'm heading over to his blog right now.....

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  23. Great pic of you! Your student there clearly has talent!Lucky him to have such a teacher!

    Oh and I LOVE your vintage pink bike, Gertie; it's so perfect for YOU!...I just got a bike myself: an ADULT TRICYCLE! I wanted a trike because it's easier to CARRY STUFF on it; I plan on taking it "garage sale-ing" this summer, and now I can RIDE to the thrift shop instead of taking the bus!

    And it was cheap-cheap, too ($95), even better! It's a little rundown but nothing too bad...can't wait to "make it KOOL"!

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  24. what an INSPIRATIONAL guy! Fancy that. love the portrait and that he makes cloths for his mom... Great style too!!

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  25. Oh I'm late on this post, but what a dapper chap! I'm going to scoot over to his blog too. Keep it up Jacob!

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  26. http://masinski-kutak.blogspot.com

    welcome :)

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