High fives in fashion

Danielle D’Ath

Cambridge Middle School’s Fabric Technology department has scored its fifth win at the annual HETTANZ Student Fashion Awards.

The school has won first and second place in the intermediate division four times over the past five years and was first and third in 2017.

Fabric Technology teacher Catherine Bell, who taught the winning entrants – first-place winner Tilly Davis and second-place winner Danielle D’Ath — said the students showed outstanding skills and were thrilled to see their fabric become garments that they can wear.

She said the competition celebrates the talent the students bring to the world of fashion and garment construction as well as showing their competence in using the sewing machine.

“They worked at an extremely high standard, learning a lot of new techniques in their fabric technology extension programme. It was very rewarding, for both myself and the students, to see them grow in their skills as their amazing garments came to life.”

Tilly Davis

She said she “had to keep reminding myself that they’re only Year 8 students… their achievements were outstanding.”

Both students, who plan to continue their sewing skills, said they learned a lot more this year from being in the extension programme.

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