Kirsten had been sewing for a number of years and decided she would like to explore dressmaking further by studying for a City & Guilds Fashion qualification while she was living in the UK.
Kirsten was new to design but amazed at how a mood board of ideas ultimately developed into her chosen design. In fact, Kirst had a number of fabulous design she could have made.
The next step was to take a commercial pattern and adapt it to the design.
A toile (fitting shell) followed.
Having achieved a fit she was happy with, it was was time to choose fabrics. With an aim of extending her fabric knowledge, Kirsten chose two very different but at the same time compatible fabrics.
After sampling a wide range of construction techniques including the tricky v point at the centre back, Kirsten confidently made her wrap tunic top to an exceptionally high standard.
Kirsten’s City & Guilds Fashion fabulous tunic top, along with the required portfolio of work, gained Kirsten a well-deserved distinction and praise for her work.
Kirsten has now returned to her native Germany and continues to sew and contribute to the Facebook Sew-Together group.
Congratulations Kirsten, keep sewing and perhaps you too can set up classes to share your skills with German sewers!
Whilst the decision of OfQual to no longer accredit these well regarded City & Guilds Fashion qualification meant they were withdrawn by City & Guilds at the end of 2017, we continue with our commitment to structured study with our new Jane White Couture Tuition Programme – Award, Certificate and Diploma.
The next tuition block starts in September 2018. The course explores simple design ideas to help you design, plan, sample and make garments with stylish individuality and a fantastic fit. Go to janewhitetuition.co.uk for more information or contact us.