During skills week we were asked to design and create a waistcoat, fitted either to ourselves or to a friend. This involved a variety of processes such as measuring, creating a basic block, pattern cutting, fitting, tacking and sewing. Over the course of the week I learnt a wide range of new skills, particularly new to me as I have no previous experience in textiles, fashion or costume.

We were also inducted on different machinery within the costume workshop which all came in very handy throughout the week, and were also taught how to hand stitch which is always a useful skill to have.

Here are some images from Skills Week.

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