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Fashion Design and Making: Residential Summer School (14-16 Year Olds), Short Course

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 10 days
London, United Kingdom
If you are considering a career in fashion design, garment making and textiles then this exciting fashion course will offer insight into how designers research, record and communicate their ideas.
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You will start the week with a trip to the V&A Museum, accompanied by LCF tutors who will guide you in creating your own sketchbook full of research and inspiration. Back in the classroom, you’ll use the collected research to begin creating your own designs on paper, you’ll then select your chosen design /detail and develop these onto mannequin stands to create sculptural outfits.You’ll move on to look at fashion figures and how to create your own templates which you will then use to draw outfits inspired from the work on the stand. You’ll also make stencils based on the designs you have created to be used to print your own t-shirts. You’ll be taken step by step through the t-shirt printing process as well as being shown how to use various embellishment techniques such as foils.During the weekend you will be taken on a trip to London for a retail safari led by an LCF tutor. You’ll be taken to markets, vintage stores and famous department stores to experience the latest trends and styles on the streets of London.For the second week you will be working with a purchased skirt pattern and be taught how to decipher the many markings and terminology as well as how to layout and prepare your fabric. You’ll also be shown how to use the sewing machines and what types of stitches to use to assemble your skirt. Finally you’ll also be introduced to a variety of embellishment techniques such as felting, fringing and beading, which you can then select to decorate your skirt.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 10 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion drawing: learning to capture movement and gestures
  • Drawing clothes from a stand onto templates: understanding drape and volume
  • Mood boards: colour, theme and style
  • Fashion illustration: developing your own drawing style
  • T-shirt printing: stenciling, screen printing and heat transfer
  • Understanding a shop bought pattern: marking and laying
  • Introduction to using a domestic sewing machine: what stitches to use with what fabric
  • Investigating various embellishment techniques: ribbon work, beading and hand stitching
  • Customising your own garment
  • Garment assembly: sewing, pressing and finishing techniques

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

In order to fully participate in the practical exercises please bring the following materials/equipment to the first class:

  • Notepad and pen
  • A5 Sketchbook
  • A camera/phone with camera (to take photos of work)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
  • EU/EEA

    995 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 10 days.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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