Designs make an impact

SPONTANEOUS fashion creations were cut and sewn in four hours before fashion students at Coffs Harbour TAFE paraded their whimsical designs.

The students followed the Julian Roberts method of Subtraction Pattern Cutting; cutting holes in the material before sewing the pieces together to create folds.

Fashion teacher Trish Field said the method lacked structure, making every design unique and unpredictable.

“This style of assemblage and construction, offers an alternate skill for the students to add to their normal procedures,” Ms Field said.

“The garments are made quickly and without structure, so there are never two the same.”

Grace English went op-shopping to find her material and said she found the Subtraction Pattern Cutting method confusing but liked the end result.“I love recycled clothing and found frilly bed sheets to make my garment from,” Grace said.

“I started using mum's sewing machine a long time ago and enjoyed creating my own looks and styles.

“Eventually I want to bring out my own label and own a little upmarket boutique in Sydney.”



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