Students from around the area come over to Sandringham College on Wednesday afternoons to participate in a range of Vocational Education and Training courses, including VET Fashion. We have students from Elwood, OLSH, Mentone Girls, Kilvington and more, as well as our own students.
Currently our second year students are completing their Fashion range of garments which range from traditional evening wear, boho style designs, Victoria’s Secret style garments, and everything in between.
Our first years are finishing their modified t-shirt, and developing their skirt designs. This has given them skills in a range of machine uses, with both stretch and woven fabrics.
Dont wear open toe shoes that put bare feet at risk. Wearing open toe shoes can be dangerous as your feet are vulnerable to becoming injured from the equipment used in the work space such as scissors, hot glue, heavy boxes, pins and more.
Ensuring all pieces of fabric scraps are placed either in the bin or in the fabric scraps box. This ensures that when everyone is working, they are working in a clean and effective workplace and also keeping the class clean.
to avoid electrocution in the work place, ensure all liquids are away from any power points and electrical equipment. Be careful when using scissors around wires and cords and turn off power at the switch.
make sure all chairs are tucked under the tables, making the envirment safer for everyone to move around it, and to avoid tripping hazards.
make sure to clean up all spills as soon as they occur to prevent slips
ensure all bags are under the table to slipping over
Make sure iron is facing upright when turned on.
ensure that your hair is tied back and you aren’t wearing loose items at the machines and iron so they don’t get caught.
Ensure that all sharp items (pins, scissors, needles, etc) are correctly stored and handled to reduce risk of cuts and other injuries while working
To reduce slipping hazards, ensure that there are no open drinks that could possibly spill
Second year VET Applied Fashion students are busy designing and creating, exploring fibres, creating yarn and making fabric.
Addie’s crochet creation
Evie creating yarn from wool fibres.
Yarn created by Addie on the “niddy noddy”
The VCE PDT textiles class is totally rocking…. We have some cosy pjs, casual wear garments, couture and evening dresses and even a bridal dress for a princess bride….
Let them know what you think, but please be nice!
You can see the progress from toile to final fabrics.
In Unit 3 and 4 Product Design and Technology students develop a folio of designs, and then create a product for a client. The folio development is the main focus of unit 3, with the production of the product the focus of unit 4.
Students are busy working on their garment production at the moment, and with evening, casual, sleepwear and haute couture garments being produced the textiles room is buzzing with activity.
Wade is exploring applying a print to neoprene, which will create a very structured garment.
Caitlyn is practicing the insertion of an invisible zip prior to fitting her garment on her client and adjusting the pattern to ensure a quality fit.
And Emma is creating her princess inspired gown toile (mock up) using cheaper fabric and lace than the final, to check for fit and pattern development.
They will also be coming in over the holidays to continue working on their productions.
Laitone and Alex finished their cushions today, they look awesome, what do you think? Thanks to Lauren our student teacher for her creative ideas.
First we did a design for a monster. Then we cut them out to sew. We then started to put the colour in to it. We then cut the patterns out around the edges and then ironed them together with the sticky paper and sewed around the pieces one by one. We made a pillow to go inside and then we sewed the two pieces together then we stuffed it up then hand stitched and sealed it shut then and we put it into the cushion cover. And there was the finished product.
We think the best bit was finishing it,
Laitone and Alex
It has been a hectic 12 months, moving rooms, setting up our alliance with Mentone Girls High at the Beaumaris campus, and keeping on with our creative designs.
This semester is nearly done, with a flurry of work to finish folios and design work. Unit 3-4 students are developing their designs for clients, 1st year VET Applied Fashion students are finishing off their t-shirts and 2nd year Applied Fashion students are developing toiles for their fashion range.
Well….the small group I had in Unit 2 Product Design and Technology this year has made some fantastic pieces from donated fabric….looking at sustainability, design, and working as a team. They created a company called Indah, and here is the product range.