The past two Tuesday's I have been on work experience with kids from Burnside School and Longbenton Community College to help them on the Gold Stage This Is Creative Enterprise Fashion program.
We are creating dresses for a young classical singer, Shauna Gallon, to wear at events later on this year. It is so scary knowing I am creating a dress for someone to actually wear rather than just for display, when I have never used Fashion Patterns before! But with some brilliant teamwork between myself and Rose, one of my friends from CCAD who is also on work experience, we are really getting there and I am amazed that my dress actually looks like a dress!
There is going to be a final show where all the different courses and levels will display their work, and I know within a few different sections there will be awards given out. You can buy tickets from the link below; I would definately recommend going along and having a look at all the talent young people have from around the North East! I had never heard of this project until I had applied for the work experience placement, and I think it is a really great idea! Luckily when I left Sixth Form I already had a place at Newcastle College on a Foundation Diploma, which helped me realise that Textiles is what I want to do, but many kids don't have a clue! So this projects helps widen their knowledge of certain sectors of the creative industry.
|So this is the underskirt that has been sewn together. We need to finish this off and press it.|
To take a look at the programme and student profiles click on the linksbelow.
This Is Creative Enterprise
This Is Creative Enterprise Facebook
Check out my Rose's blog here. www.illhaveyouinstitches.blogspot.com