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'I want to sew that seed of creativity': Milwaukee woman changing children's lives through fashion

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-12 13:56:26-05

MILWAUKEE — A Milwaukee woman who struggled to find classes to learn fashion, is giving back to the next generation.

Darla Honeycutt created FashioNation, which teaches teaching young girls in the city how to sew.

We were there when two sisters, Angel and Lailah were being taught how to make a pillow.

"It feels like a new experience," said Angel Brown, 16, "to learn new things and get the feel of it."

"I want to sew that seed of creativity," said Honeycutt.

Two weeks ago, she taught girls group, Purpose Driven Sisters how to sew for free.

An outlet Darla wishes she had, "Just having that outlet earlier would have given me the opportunity to do way more than I have."

Tapping into Milwaukee's fashion scene will create endless opportunities.

Angel Brown sees that, "I learned that doing fashion is very easy. You might be open to new talents that you did not know you had."

"You can make it your own instead of buying stuff or spending money," said Lailah Rahming, 14.

Darla Honeycutt hopes to soon have her own brick and mortar store, for people to come in and create anything they imagine.

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