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Simple Pattern Drafting for KS3/4/5 Workshop (Bushey, Herts)

Textiles Skills Academy

Saturday, 6 October 2018 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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Teacher Named ticket 5 Registrations 6 Oct 2018 £185.00 £0.00 £37.00

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 Simple Pattern Drafting for KS3/4

An opportunity to learn basic pattern drafting methods as used in industry aimed specifically for teaching at KS3/4/5. Learning how to correctly measure the body; Using your measurements to create a basic block that fits and simple adaptions involved in pattern development.

Places are restricted to 6 so if you would like to go you need to book early!  

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What to expect on the day:

Introduction:  An overview of pattern drafting in industry and different methods and systems used, 3D pattern drafting and the importance of correctly measuring the body.

Practical Session: 

You will learn how to measure the body correctly, then produce a basic bodice , sleeve and skirt block, to adapt to first patterns. These blocks can be adapted to draft a variety of dresses, tops and skirts.

  • Use Industry tools and Telestia methodology to measure the body and draft a first block.
  • Pull out the maths element with circular skirts, adding seam allowances etc.
  • Learn how to manipulate darts, pivoting around the bodice and using for adding fullness.
  • Learn simple pattern adaptations for Bodice and skirts 

Benefits of the event:

  • Learn new skills to support classroom delivery
  • Support and ideas for delivering key maths elements through textiles.
  • Classroom strategies and textile industry knowledge to underpin practical work.
  • Life long learning in continuing professional development.
  • Better understanding of industry practices and requirements to support delivery of KS4/5


Dawn Foxall: 

Dawn has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry including recently launching her own knitwear brand FOXOLOGY; Working as a freelance Design Consultant; Presenter and schools resources developer for EMTEX education projects, including founding the Designer Forum in Nottingham with Jayn Sterland. She has also worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; Course presenter for DATA, Key Stage Developments(KSD), SFE and other course providers.

She currently teaches Pattern cutting at Fashion Technology Academy and Raystitch in London. Dawn was a co-founder of, and Lilli Design Ltd., and continues to work as a consultant designing, buying and sourcing ethical and organic products for various brands including Lush Soap. 

COSTS & BOOKING VIA EVENTBRIGHT: £185/DAY + VAT (Includes FREE Telestia Pattern Book and AB tools)

All of the Textile Skills Academy events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Textile Teachers Academy uses Eventbrite to automate the bookings via credit card and cheque/BACS. When you book you will receive by email a full VAT invoice/receipt. 

PLEASE NOTE that places for this event are limited so book early to reserve your place. Your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder.

Please check your booking carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on. 

If you have any queries, please ask via the Eventbrite site messaging, and leave your phone number or email so that we can contact you easily. 

Terms and conditions

1. Once booked, if you cannot come you can send someone else, but you may not get a refund unless we can resell your ticket.
2. The draft programme might be subject to change. We would always endeavour to run the day as advertised.

Do you have questions about Simple Pattern Drafting for KS3/4/5 Workshop (Bushey, Herts)? Contact Textiles Skills Academy

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When & Where

Bushey Meads School
Coldharbour Lane
WD23 4PA Bushey
United Kingdom

Saturday, 6 October 2018 from 09:30 to 15:30 (BST)

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Textiles Skills Academy

The Textiles Skills Academy brings together experienced education presenters and industry experts to deliver relevant seminars and practical workshops for Art and D&T textile teachers, to support their delivery of the curriculum.

The events are delivered by skilled teachers, trainers and industry practitioners to give an opportunity to develop classroom resources, learn new skills and network with fellow teachers.

Founded by Dawn Foxall in February 2015, the Textiles Skills Academy runs events, factory visits and practical workshops throughout the year.

Dawn Foxall has 30 years’ experience in the textiles and garment industry as design consultant; presenter and resources developer for Schools for EMTEX; has worked as Fashion lecturer and programme developer at various UK universities and FE colleges; course presenter for The Design and Technology Association, Key Stage Developments (KSD), SFE and other course providers.

Dawn was a co-founder of an online ethical department store, where she managed design, buying and sourcing for the Liv brand. In 2017 she launched her own brand, Foxology, producing ethical and British made knitwear and is currently Senior Pattern Tutor at Fashion Enter Ltd for the Fashion Technology Academy. She continues to work with Fairtrade and organic factories in India and Egypt, sourcing ethical and British made products for international brands such as Lush soap. 

Education experts working with Textiles Skills Academy include:
Louise Davies, Heidi Ambrose-Brown, Julie Boyd, Nicky Simpson and Julie Messenger.

Industry partners include:
Fashion Enter Ltd. (London); Textiles Centre of Excellence (Huddersfiled).

Textiles Skills Academy Founder Dawn Foxall

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