Days: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
Times: Dates varies
Short Term Class – 4 weeks (1 hour session, per week, online). 8-11 years
Is your child a fashion lover? Do they want to design and create new clothes? This class will help them through the design process of creating new styles and fashions for their dolls (Barbie size) using simple dress making patterns and materials you can find around your home.
You do not need access to a sewing machine, but the following items are needed:
• Sewing threads and needles
• A range of material squares (approximately 15cm square) Felt squares are a really good option as they are easy to work with, and easy to sew! Old t-shirts are good too as they do not fray easily.
• Pencil and Pen
• Tracing paper (or parchment paper, greaseproof paper, or very thin paper to trace through)
• Plain Paper for the pattern
• Pins or dress making clips
• Snap fasteners or sewing hooks and eyes
• A selection of buttons, ribbons, or other decorations of your choice.
What is the role of a fashion designer?
In this class, we will get to meet each other and look at the role of a fashion designer and will share our ideas for possible new fashion designs suitable for 11.5” dolls (Barbie size). You will sketch out your ideas using downloadable templates – beginning to think about the materials you might use to create your designs. You are encouraged to begin collecting your material and accessories before the next lesson!
In this lesson you will begin to create a skater skirt for your doll. You will work through the pattern cutting process and sew a simple skirt for your doll. You will be guided through each stage and the sewing process to create a unique new outfit for your doll.
You are encouraged to share your designs at the end of each lesson!
In this lesson, you will repeat the design and sewing process to create a winter coat for your doll. You will be guided through each stage and encouraged to enhance the simple design by adding collars and pockets!
This lesson will see your doll transformed by designing and sewing a party dress. You will be guided through the process and supported to create an exciting new look for your doll and to ensure that she is the Belle of the Ball.
Finally, you will share your thoughts about your designs and be guided to online resources to help support you create more complex designs for your doll.
Different dates availabe – please check our website or social media for futher details or contact us at [email protected]
Calls to our number are charged at 5p/min plus your network access charge.