SEWING KIDS: With her latest initiative, Cynthia Rowley could just be cultivating the next generation of fashion stars — or at the very least plant a stylish seed with a group of children. This afternoon, Rowley is scheduled to appear at the New York Public Library to teach children some sewing basics, from adding trims to applying ribbons and buttons. It is part of the Library Cubs Program, for which the designer serves as a committee member. “Spending time being creative with your kids is as important as a nightly bedtime story, and teaching a new generation about fashion is vital to the industry,” Rowley said. “How many kids realize that a cotton T-shirt originated with a plant, and a design?”
The children will also get a chance to find out about Rowley’s own career trajectory. She plans to read them passages from “Slim: A Fantasy Memoir,” her collection of stories that are loosely based on her life.