Challenge: Prepare a costing sheet
Rachel had shown me a costing sheet when I visited Sienna Couture but I’d never done one myself before. For this I had to draw a sketch of my shorts, front and back. Write out step by step how I had made my shorts and then work out how much of each material I used and then work out the total cost.
As a guide I used a price of £7.50 per metre for everything.
Challenge: Prepare for a lunchtime show
Kensington and Chelsea College has a downstairs exhibition room split into cubicles so each student had their own place to display their work on a mannequin and a chair for their sketchbooks. Rather than pin my shorts to the mannequin I decided to put them on a hanger so people could easily see the front and back.
Kerry and Caroline presented me with my certificate and lots of parents came to look round and said lovely things about my sketchbook.
Hooray! I have successfully completed my challenge to design and make an item of clothing using a sewing machine. It has been a very intense 7 days but I have learnt so much and had great fun doing it.