Sew Fun! - Australian International School Hong Kong
Sew Fun! Sew Fun classes are for
creative kids who want to
design and sew!
The classes are aimed at
girls or boys in grades 4, 5
Children will discover how
much fun designing and creating fashion can be. They will
acquire a basic life skill by learning to sew while also
improving their fine motor skills.
They will be inspired by the creative process and learn how to
turn an idea into a fashionable and wearable garment.
1 Term overview
Over the term
students will work on 3
The first is to create a
This assignment will
encompass the basic
principles of design
students will select an
and design their
This will represent the
research side of
The second project will be a small handmade item.
This will cover hand-sewing and basic handling and cutting
The third project is to make their garment. The students will
have a choice of a skirt, a top or shorts. We will look at
measurements and patterns.
They will use a template pattern and alter to their size and
cut the fabric. Students will learn how to thread and use a
The cost of the class will include all fabrics and sewing
2 My Background
I have a background in fashion
design and patternmaking.
I studied ‘Fashion Technology’
and went on to work as a
designer and patternmaker for
fashion companies Seafolly
Swimwear, Cheetah Swimwear
and lingerie company Triumph
I spent time in London working for bridal label Wizard of Goz
and then joined dance costume company Chris-Anne. I was
selected to work on 10 costumes for Jane Torvill of the ’Torvill
and Dean’ ice-skating duo for their 1994 winter Olympic
I also studied ‘Draping on the stand’ at London College of
Fashion during my time there.
Upon my return to Australia I started lingerie label, ‘Frenzy
Bodywear’ which sold into retail stores in Queensland.
After the birth of my two daughters I opened my own studio,
creating made to measure bridal and eveningwear under
the label ‘Joanne England Couture.’
I relocated to Hong Kong with my husband and family in
I hope my Sew Fun classes help to inspire the next generation