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Fashion Design and Making Summer School (16-18 Year Olds), Short Course

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You will start the week with a trip to the V&A, 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.For the second week you will be working from a standard size 12 skirt template (block). Following tutor demonstrations you’ll be shown how to manipulate and alter the block to create three different skirt styles. You’ll then choose one style to make your own pattern from scratch, developing it as you go. You’ll create a working toile to test your pattern and then alter as necessary to ensure a good fit. 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 different types of beading techniques, 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: stencilling, screen printing and heat transfer
  • Taking measurements, preparing fabric, laying and cutting
  • Dart manipulation, pivoting and slashing
  • Pattern testing and sample making
  • Introduction to using a domestic sewing machine: what stitches to use with what fabric
  • Investigating various beading embellishment
  • Customising your own garment
  • Garment assembly: sewing, pressing and finishing techniques

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Beginners. You should have an interest in the subject area and a desire to learn but no previous experience is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

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

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

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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