London: Ready To Wear (7 - 12 years)

The Fashion School London, 224a King's Road, London, SW3 5UB
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Course dates

  • Sat, 18 Sep '21   10:30am – 12pm BST - done
  • Sat, 25 Sep '21   10:30am – 12pm BST - done
  • Sat, 2 Oct '21   10:30am – 12pm BST - done
  • Sat, 9 Oct '21   10:30am – 12pm BST - done
  • Sat, 16 Oct '21   10:30am – 12pm BST - done
  • Sat, 23 Oct '21   10:30am – 12pm BST - done
  • Sat, 6 Nov '21   10:30am – 12pm GMT - done
  • Sat, 13 Nov '21   10:30am – 12pm GMT - done
  • Sat, 20 Nov '21   10:30am – 12pm GMT - done
  • Sat, 27 Nov '21   10:30am – 12pm GMT - done
  • Sat, 4 Dec '21   10:30am – 12pm GMT
  • Sat, 11 Dec '21   10:30am – 12pm GMT
Details

Revamp & Reconstruct!
Create your own zero waste fabric from offcuts of deadstock donated designer fabric, or revamp something from home! This term you will create a new sustainable piece to add to your wardrobe. Using your creativity and imagination when given a selection of specifically chosen offcuts and scrap fabrics from your tutor, who will help you make your design come alive. You will design & develop a completely original garment or accessory, from a Bomber Jacket to Dungarees, an upcycled Lounge Co-ord to a Sports Bag! You will be using patchwork, appliqué and fabric manipulation techniques to create a truly stand-out piece!

Term Overview:
Week 1-2: Start designing! Become a fashion designer, learn about the importance of using up scraps and fashion circularity whilst designing your unique garment/accessory.
Week 3-6: Choose fabrics, techniques and options and start cutting.
Week 7-9: Continue developing your garment, combining any techniques learnt to construct your design.
Week 10-12: Complete your look! Add any finishing touches or finishes to your look.

Example Term Schedule:
Week 1: Introduction to the project, choose your sustainable fabrics and develop designing through collage.
Week 2: Cut out the bodice in your chosen fabric and begin to sew.
Week 3: Students will choose a sleeve style, learn basic sleeve adaptation and cut out the pattern in their chosen fabric.
Week 4: Learn how to sew the sleeves to the bodice!
Week 5: Collar Week! Students will learn about various fashionable collar styles and have the option to add one to their summer top.
Week 6: Finishing touches to the students top!
Week 7: Moving on: skirt or shorts? Will it be a two piece outfit or will you combine the two to make a playsuit or dress? Students will choose from our selection of sustainable fabric and cut out the pattern.
Week 8: Start to sew your chosen design!
Week 9: Students will learn about various types of closures in fashion. The tutor will give a demonstration on sewing closures, for example, button holes or zips etc.
Week 10: Choose and sew your closure and add any trims such as binding, ribbons etc.
Week 11: Think about accessories and design details. Will you add a matching hair accessory or maybe a purse or some embroidery?
Week 12: Add the finishing touches to your completed sustainable summer outfit!

What we provide:
Expert tuition, from practicing pattern cutters, fashion designers etc. who have degrees in relevant art and fashion courses.
The use of new and fully serviced Janome 725s sewing machines, scissors, tools and threads etc.
Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.

At the end of term they will come home with:
Design sheets, sustainable fabric awareness and technical sewing samples.
A completed garment and/or accessory designed and made by them.
Certificate of completion (over 80% attendance).

Covid-19 Safety Protocol:
All tutors will wear a mask as part of our 1m + rule if 2m isn’t possible.
Your child will have their own fashion work station with all equipment, machinery, chair, table etc sanitised before each class.

If there is a lockdown that requires The Fashion School to temporarily close, the term will continue online. Please read our booking and cancellation policy at checkout.

Level: Beginner Friendly

Age range: Between ages 7 and 12

Instructions
  • Are you new to The Fashion School? If you have not attended a previous term or holiday workshop you will have to take a trial class. Book here.

  • Fabrics: Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.

  • If there is a lockdown that requires The Fashion School to temporarily close, the term will continue online.

Tickets

Cost
Ready To Wear Sat 10.30am
Course ticket - for remaining 2 dates.
£69.00
Location

The Fashion School London
224a King's Road
London
SW3 5UB