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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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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November 22

The final creations

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.

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November 8

Coming to an end

Production due date and we are getting some fantastic final products. We have been using fabric donated by Motto, so the cost has been minimal. Thank you so much. We hope you enjoy seeing what creative things they have produced.

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August 20

Processes and techniques

Part of the Product Design Process is exploring a range of techniques which could be used to create the designs. We have been running some workshops to give everyone hands on time trying some new techniques and processes. These have included quilting, machine embroidery and felting so far.

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August 7

Unit 2 update

The team has finished the logo designs, there is a selection of choices for the final. But the team needs to all annotate each logo for feedback. The mood board and research on the spirit hood is finished and laid out in the folio. The mind map has also been done along with the client profile and the design brief and the team profile is in development.

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Sam C – guest blogger

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August 6

Unit 4 progressing on toiles and production

The year 12 students are working hard on the completion of their toiles. A toile (pronounced “twahl”) is a “mock up” of the final garment. This is done to confirm the pattern, design and shape fit the person it is being designed for. Although usually done in calico, as we have a range of fabrics being used in final productions, the toile fabrics need to reflect a similar weight or stretch.
Some students have decided to make their toile using the same fabric as their final, to give themselves extra practice working with tricky fabrics like satins and taffetas
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July 23

Unit 1 reflections

In unit 1 we did modification of a t-shirt. The class produced a number of great shirts ranging from singlets, to sleeved shirts as well as experimenting with dying fabrics, appliqué and screen printing. It was a fun design process as we were each individually able to portray what we like and our taste into our own shirt.

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