Sewing stars

The Mitchell’s Plain Sewing Academy held its graduation on Saturday. Back, from left, are Potter’s House church representative Nicky Bock, graduates Monira de Wet, Ronell Classen, Anusqa Sulayman, Lee-ann Driver, Britney Beukes and Sharne Solomons. In front, are founder Maria Brander and another graduate Elvina Hartzenberg. The non-profit company teaches basic dressmaking skills to unemployed youth, people who have fallen prey to gangsterism and drugs, and those who want to change their lives (“Stitching lives together with sewing training,” Plainsman April 5). The Potter’s House church helps the academy with donations and support.
Back, from left, are Potter’s House church representative Nicky Bock, graduates Alvida Smith, Jennifer Matthews, Shireen Jacobs, Zinzi van Wyk, Nadine Adonis and Monique Williams. In front are founder Maria Brander and graduate Tetia Barendilla.