September 6

VET Fashion update

The machines were running hot today with first year’s being tested on machine use, then working on their garments.

Second year collections are coming together well, with some stunning creations.

Zoe R went beyond expectations with her creative embroidery as part of her machine skills test.

Inserting the sleeve on her dress

First year Zoe is using a vintage pattern to create a wrap dress, this is her toile to check for fit.

A layered skirt, using textured chiffon.

Georgia has created a stunning faux fur jacket.

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August 29

Coming together 

First and second year VET Fashion students have been busy learning the skills behind the construction processes to create quality garments. Now those skills are coming together in the creation of their designs. 

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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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September 6

T-shirt printing team task

Our company Indah was asked to help produce the Footloose school production tee shirts. We worked as a team to print screen 60 tee shirts, each being assigned tasks such as; drying, printing, pressing and touching up. We managed to complete all 60 shirts in a two period session.
Guest blogger today has been Lulu.
The team was not sure it could be done in 2 sessions, but working as a team in every sense they managed to do what they thought impossible. Jobs covered included: layout and preparation, printing, drying, pressing, quality checker, OHS officer and despatch.








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August 13

Design development ideas

Today’s class was filled with students trying to develop their design ideas with many surfing the web and flipping through magazines to find inspiration. We all figured out what products each of us wanted to create! We are all extremely excited for this project to progress 🙂

With love
Isabelle xx


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