Following the oceanic inspiration brief, TasTAFE fashion and design students have been working with waves of flowing fabric and nautical stripes to create couture pieces for the Tassie Scallop Fiesta fashion parade.
Alanvale Campus TasTAFE pattern making and machinery teacher Sarah Birtwistle said the parade competition was used to show eight first-year students what was involved in meeting a design brief to develop their skills ahead of assessment.
"Different colours, textures and the rhythm of the ocean have all been used as inspiration for a garment collection," Ms Birtwistle said.
"The most impressive thing is they had to pattern make whatever they've drawn; they couldn't use a commercial pattern.
"There's a lot of work involved and they've done a good job at answering the brief," she said.
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Invermay student Chris Jenkins said she had been sewing at home for "over 50 years", but this brief had given her the opportunity to hone her skills.
"The best part has been pattern making and learning to make my design," Ms Jenkins said.
"I can now connect the pieces to making my own patterns. I hadn't really done pattern making before.
"It's quite different to home sewing," she said.
Fellow student Anna Morgan, of Launceston, said completing the design and making the pieces in a short time had been stressful, but the skills she developed would be very useful coming up to Apex Australia Teenage Fashion & Arts Youth Festival.
"Learning the pattern making side of design, different fabric weights and figuring out what works together has been good," Ms Morgan said.
Students were asked to think about sustainable use of materials and fabric when creating their pieces.
Each entrant will model their creation, or assign a model, on the fiesta catwalk at Bridport on Sunday, August 4.
The Tassie Scallop Fiesta crowd will help judges decide which oceanic garment fits the brief best, with $300 in prizes up for grabs.
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