Design Your Own Wedding Dress

We will introduce you to each stage of the design process, from bride-to-be profiling to finished illustrations. The course is perfect for anyone interested in developing bridal designs or planning to design their own wedding dress. As you work towards a portfolio presentation you will produce a series of A2 sheets showing the theme/mood of your wedding, variety of ideas and final design...

Taught by: Lara Ashley.

Description

We will introduce you to each stage of the design process, from bride-to-be profiling to finished illustrations. The course is perfect for anyone interested in developing bridal designs or planning to design their own wedding dress. As you work towards a portfolio presentation you will produce a series of A2 sheets showing the theme/mood of your wedding, variety of ideas and final design.

Topics covered

As well as keeping a visual journal of ideas including magazine cuttings, sketches and fabric swatches.

We will explore specialist suppliers looking for suitable fabrics and trimmings and learn how to carry out simple tests to identify which fabrics are 100% silk and which are very good imitations.

You will be introduced to basic fashion design development techniques learning how to personalise a fashion template, draw details such pleats, frills and flounces.

You will be encouraged to communicate your design ideas creatively using a variety of media including, collage, pencils and marker pens to colour your sketches.

There will be an opportunity to develop 3D designs by using draping techniques on the stand and making fabric flowers, beading and embroidery samples.

Entry requirements: No previous experience is needed.

Level: Beginners


Tutor information

Lara Ashley has worked in the bridal industry for over 14 years, helping to create new collections and evening wear styles worn by celebrities such as Katherine Jenkins and Stacey Solomon. She now works as a freelance bespoke designer, pattern cutter and sample machinist for both bridal wear and the fashion industry.


Materials

Students should bring with them to the first lesson:

  • A5 black cover plain page notebook
  • A3 Layout pad
  • HP pencil, pencil sharpener, erasure and 12” ruler
  • A fine line (0.4) water and fade proof black pen
  • Paper scissors, masking tape, glue stick
  • Fabric scissors, pins and sewing needles
  • A wedding dress magazine.
  • Any photos, magazine cuttings or wedding dress patterns that you already have and may wish to use as inspiration.
  • Any fabric samples, beads sequins and embroidery threads that you already have and may wish to use.
  • Any coloured pencils and marker pens that you already have. Please do not buy these especially for the course. Your tutor will advise you on brands and colours and you should be prepared to spend £5 and £10 on these items.

Details for booking

DateDay of WeekTimeDurationCostStatusLocationAction
10/04/2017 - 13/04/2017Monday to Thursday10:00 - 17:154 Days£595Available Richbell Place - WC1N Add to Basket