Young Designers: At Home – Activity #6
Evening friends… Tuesday evening can only mean one thing… Another activity inspired by Young Designers… Hope you enjoy…
What you’ll need:
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This activity has 3 stages. Stage 3 you need to do but as for 1 & 2, you can focus on and do both, or focus mainly on one of the other…
Stage One: Design
To begin with you need to design a single outfit or a collection. Use the templates provided below or feel free to make your own and start with pencil (press lightly!)
When designing keep the clothes simple (you’re going to have to cut them out later!)
If you’re going for it and designing a whole collection, think of design elements which you can repeat on different looks to ensure a cohesive collection… it could be a neck line, sleeve length of skirt style…
If really you don’t want to design your own collection because you want to focus on the print element then I’ve included some examples below (you will still need to do the cutting I’m afraid)
Once your design is finished trace over it using a thick black pen like a sharpie.
It’s not time to cut out your design (you may want to grab an adult for this stage) Using a cutting mat and a craft knife (make sure it’s sharp) cut out the clothes inside the black lines (watch the demo for how to / safe cutting tips!)
Once all this is done you can move onto stage 2.
Stage Two: Print
I said this activity was inspired by print… so here goes… you can do the print part in 2 ways…. you can simply collect patterned paper/ wall paper / wrapping paper etc from around the home (the easier option) or you can create your own…
I would encourage you to do both…. For your own prints it’s up to you how you do them… You could use pens, paints, pastels etc…. you could make a collage or you could even use a computer software for your print. Think of different seasons, size, scale and colours to get lots of variety.
Stage Three: Experiment & Document
Now the fin part… lay your design(s) over the different prints and see how it changes the look of your collection… move the print around to see where it looks best. Once you have a combination that looks great grab a photo and take a snap, then try again… you can really experiment at this stage and have fun with it!
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