This is an online event.
Joining instructions will be provided after booking.
From the exciting, creative spheres of fashion to the teenagers bedroom/study, the students will learn how to use basic pattern cutting skills, looking at adapting the bodice, skirt and trouser block to create their own originalgarment. Alongside this they will be introduced to current designers and creatives for inspiration, merging this with their own personal style and aesthetic, with sustainability always at the forefront. We will encourage using what they have at home, up cycling and being creative without giving in to fast fashion!
Suitable and tailored to the teenager, whether you have been with us at the Fashion School and want to advance your skills in pattern making and sewing, or you are a complete beginner, your tutor will talk to the group as a whole but also there will be independent time where your tutor will come round and help each teen with their own specific needs and ideas. The teens are shown vibrant inspiring presentations, with warm up videos of industry professionals and creatives, whether that be in their studio, on the catwalk or being interviewed on Caroline’s podcast ‘Get Down and Get With It’. On top of this, there is further reading and exciting videos to watch in their own time should they be interested, all with a sustainable approach to fashion.
A sewing machine is required. Specific material needs will be sent in advance to the lesson, and sometimes digital content will need to be printed.
Example Term Schedule:
Week 1: Learn to Pattern cut! The students will be shown how to pattern cut variations of Tops and Sleeves. Start designing, with examples of fashion design and development.
Week 2: Learn to Pattern cut! The students will be shown how to pattern cut variations of Trousers and skirts. Develop designing.
Week 3: Learn to Pattern cut! More developed pattern cutting. Finalising design for summer garment.
Week 4: Finalise pattern for garment and decide of fabrics, with specific tutor help.
Week 5: Cut out of fabric and start sewing
Week 6-12: Sewing and constructing garment, with specific skill tutorials and demonstrations weaved into lesson to help specific stages (eg. Zips, facings, different machine feet, pockets, cuffs,)
The tutor will advise the student the whole way through on their own specific project,
giving them inspiration and specific and personal technical demonstrations, whilst
learning more universal sewing skills. The tutor is always there to email and send anything digitally for advice!
Some of the specific skills included (tasks, tutor demonstration and presentations):
Rolled hem, Invisible zip, Standard Zips, Different machine feet, Collars, Facings, Pockets, Basic Pattern Cutting, Fly Zip, Cuffs, how to cut fabrics, choosing the right
needle for specific fabrics.
At the end of term they will come home with:
Design sheets on fashion research, fabric sustainability awareness, illustrations and design development
Technical sewing samples to put in a file
A finished garment
Pattern paper- could also be wrapping or Kraft paper
Fabrics of your choice (different weights) - to be discussed with Tutor
Access to a printer
Never used a sewing machine before?
If you are London based and not familiar with a sewing machine you have the option of attending a trial class, where you will have a machine induction. Book here
A sewing machine is required.
We do not provide any materials or equipment for this programme.
We ask that cameras are turned on so that the tutor can see what you are working on and help with any troubleshooting.
You must start the class with your machine threaded up.
Teenage FashionLab ONLINE Sat 10.15am
Course ticket - for all 12 dates.
Zoom - Chelsea