Part of Mrs Stanley's history class 9B and their "Make do and Mend" project which they have been working on as part of their study of life on the Home Front during World War 2.
They worked together using fabric donated by Musbury Fabrics and old clothes donated by students from years,7,8 & 9.
Working in groups they used authentic patterns to create new garments from either the furnishing fabrics or a combination of old clothes. They were not allowed to buy anything for the project, so zips, buttons etc had to be found from discarded clothes. They had to be very inventive with their creating of frills and trimmings.
They made ladies clothes and children's clothes and displayed them in whole school assembly.
It encouraged them to think about how you can change old clothes and so save resources rather than buying new ones.
There is now a page on Moodle where students who have been encouraged to follow in 9B's example and design their old clothes or make new from old can send in their photos of their creations.