FashionLab is for the students who love to be creative and have an interest in fashion! This term will teach students about the importance of sustainability within the fashion industry and how they can still enjoy fashion in a responsible way. The students will continue to enhance their design, making and textile skills, leaving the course with a fabulous handmade garment to be proud of and that will demonstrate everything they have learnt over the term. A wonderful selection of donated deadstock designer fabrics will be available for the students to pick from to use, from designers such as Alexander McQueen, Brogger and Preen to name a few. Students will begin the term learning about a number of different textile techniques from appliqué to weaving that can be incorporated into their final garment to make sure it is totally unique!
Everyone will end the term with a garment or outfit designed and made by themselves along side a journey book packed with exciting visual research, design development sketches and final illustrations.
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.
Some of the specific skills included (tasks, tutor demonstrations and presentations): Rolled hem, Invisible zip, Standard Zips, Different machine feet, Collars, Pockets, Basic Pattern Cutting, Fly Zip, Cuffs, Heat Pressing, how to cut fabrics, choosing the right needle for specific fabrics.
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).
Please note this term the weekly classes will have no half-term break. This is to enable a 12 class term so that projects can be completed. If you are unable to attend during the half-term week, you can attend a catch-up class at any point during the term.
Fabrics: Students can use free donated fabrics as part of our Circularity Bank, bring in their own or buy from our fabric shop.
Teenage Fashion Lab Sat 11.30am
Course ticket - for all 12 dates.
Spring 2022 term