June 20

Big changes to VET Fashion

This year sees the next Training Package as presented by our RTO Kangan Institute. Lots of creative activities from creating your own fabric – awesome slow fashion there alone.

First Year students will complete the following units of competence:

Unit Code Unit Title
MSMWHS200 Work safely
MSS402051 Apply quality standards
MSTCL2011 Draw and interpret a basic sketch
MSTTX1001 Produce a simple textile fabric or product (2 products a fabric and a tote bag)
MSTFD2006 Use a sewing machine for fashion design
MSTCL2002 Provide hand sewing and finishing support
MSTCL2020 Lay Up uncomplicated fabrics and lays
MSTCL1001 Produce a simple garment (minimum of 2 garments)

With this interim year seeing second year students completing the above plus the following

MSTCL1001 Produce a simple garment (minimum of 3)
MSMSUP106 Work in a team
MSMENV272 Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices


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September 1

VET Fashion progress

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.

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June 23

OH and S in the textiles and fashion industry



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


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May 5

VET Fashion 2016

Second year VET Applied Fashion students are busy designing and creating, exploring fibres, creating yarn and making fabric.


Addie’s crochet creation


Olivia’s Designs


Evie creating yarn from wool fibres.


Jess’s Designs


Yarn created by Addie on the “niddy noddy”

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October 5

2015 so far

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December 9

The Year in Review

This has once again been a huge year in Textiles and Fashion across all 3 campuses of the College. We hope you have been keeping up with our amazing students on both the Textiles and the College blog spaces.
This year was the first time the Alliance Classes have been run between Mentone Girls Secondary College and ourselves with Unit 1 and 2 Product Design and Technology students meeting up at the Beaumaris Campus.
Year 12 VCE and VET Applied Fashion 1st and 2nd years were at the Senior campus and 7 – 9 at Bluff Rd and Beaui.
Our VCE students once again produced quality garments and outstanding folios, and are now waiting for the final tally of the SAT, SACs and Exam with their scores coming out next week. One of the gowns was even featured in a bridal photo shoot at the Exhibition gardens!!
VET students created designer jackets, pjs, skirts and 50s inspired dresses.
The junior levels created cushions, boxers shorts, and iPad covers/pencil cases, pj sets and much more!
We certainly have a talented bunch here and look forward to you joining our online journey in 2015!
Suzanne Arnott, Jillian Marshall and Karen McVilly

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July 25

Making progess…

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.



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June 27

SAT progress…

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.

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June 21

Year 8 Textiles

Laitone and Alex finished their cushions today, they look awesome, what do you think? Thanks to Lauren our student teacher for her creative ideas.
Mrs Arnott.

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




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June 11

Semester 1 wrap up

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.

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