Fashion Activity for Open Evening

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Fashion Activity

If you are looking for a quick fashion orientated activity for open evening why not use this display that was in the Victoria Centre in Nottingham for inspiration. 

leaf dress

Local children created individual leaves that have been put together to make a skirt and teamed with a corset by a local corsetry designer. The leaves are made of paper but decorated fabric leaves (or other shapes) could be used instead using a range of textiles techniques. If you want to get more adventurous with materials non textiles materials could also be used. 

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Corset

The dress was coordinated by Susi Henson from Eternal Spirits, a local specialist corsetry and lingerie designer that uses traditional techniques to create steel boned corsets. 







Stratton Upper School, Biggleswade, Beds

Miss Edwards and her A level students from Stratton Upper School used the leaf dress as inspiration for an open evening activity. The activity was run by A level students with year 8 students decorating leaves to go on the ‘Autumn Goddess’ dress. The majority of leaves were stitch samplers that were cut into shape with some students also adding sequins and fabrics. What a fabulous way of getting students engaged in textiles! 

Ruth Townsend


The Radclyffe School, Chadderton, Oldham

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Students at the Radclyffe School created the top for this newspaper version of the leaf dress, along with paper leaves. Visitors to the open evening wrote their names on the leaves on the way into the classroom, and then saw their leaf as part of the dress on the way out (leaves are attached with masking tape). Thanks to Mandy Jones and the students at Radclyffe School for sharing this idea. 

See other work from Radclyffe School on their Featured School page


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