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Fashion Outcomes (Online On-Demand)


Online On-Demand Course

Practical Fashion Outcomes and Pattern & Illustration Course, for Teachers of GCSE Textiles and Art & Design.

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COURSE FEE:   £125 (+ Cademy Fees) (Includes Pattern Pack)
(+ Cademy Fees)(without Pattern Pack)



This course includes 7 ‘student friendly’ patterns that can adapt to make up to 18 different garments!

Discover how your GCSE students can design and make exciting & innovative garments that can be easily and independently assembled and link to their theme, artists & techniques. You will be given your own set of patterns to make your own set of Fashion Patterns and Toiles.
This exciting new course led by Nicky Simpson, is aimed at Textile Teachers of GCSE Art & Design and Art, who are either new to teaching GCSE or those who want to add fashion blocks and toiles to their resources, including step by step guides and tutorials.

The course includes fashion illustration; fashion designers for inspiration; how to adapt the patterns; textile techniques and how they can be utilised in these fashion outcomes, and the sustained focus/supervised time. These fashion outcomes will be related to themes, artists and refined techniques, with lots of exemplar outcomes.

The main aims are to:

  • Understand AO4 Present, so that students can create a ‘personal and meaningful response that realises intentions’.
  • Produce student friendly patterns and toiles for 7 different garments (Patterns can make up to 18 different garments!).
  • Fashion illustration for GCSE outcomes, templates and fashion designers for inspiration & annotation guide.
  • How to adapt the patterns, to enable students to draft their own patterns and create exciting garments that link to their theme.
  • Looking at the sustained focus/supervised time, to enable students to work independently,
  • Creating independent, confident and enthusiastic learners.

Textiles techniques collage

What you will gain by joining the Fashion Outcomes Training Room:

Making student friendly patterns and toiles for:

  • Basic skirt
  • Kimono style top (adapt for jacket & coat)
  • Sleeveless top (adapt to make sleeveless shift dress & waistcoat)
  • Corset (adapt for panelled dress)
  • Shorts: (can be extended to trousers)
  • T-shirt (adapt to make a dress, jacket or coat)
  • Raglan sleeve jacket (adapt to make a top or coat)

• How students can illustrate their final design and transfer and connect their theme, primary, artists and refined techniques to the final outcome.
• How to adapt the fashion patterns, linking to themes and developed work.
• Working 3 dimensionally on a mannequin.
• How surface & constructed techniques can be used in a fashion outcome.
• How to create confident students who can work independently and unaided for the 10-hour sustained focus/supervised time.

Exemplar outcomes will include the following areas of study:

  • Constructed textiles,
  • Digital textiles,
  • Dyed fabrics,
  • Printed fabrics,
  • Fashion design,
  • Stitched and/or embellished textiles
  • Lesson plans for GCSE students

What you take back into school:

  • 7 Fashion patterns to use in class. (up to 18 different adaptations)
  • 7 Fashion toiles to use in class. (up to 18 different adaptations)
  • Great, achievable ideas to enhance your teaching.
  • Develop best practices in teaching and learning and be able to use these to create a dynamic course that is fast paced and engaging.
  • An awareness of available resources to support/expand your existing practice.
  • Make secure decisions and save time with gained knowledge and experience.
  • Plan the future with confidence.
  • Continued professional development.

Also included on this course:

  • All step-by-step guides and templates
  • Lesson plans for KS3 and pre GCSE and GCSE students that link to fabric research, pattern making and adaptation, working in 3D & fashion illustration
  • Lots of exemplar sketchbooks and design development and practical strategies to create a higher challenge classroom.
  • Guidance and info on other resources that could support your teaching

Links to KS4 Art & design Specifications:

Understanding ASSESSMENT OBJECTIVE 4 Present, so that students can create a ‘personal and meaningful response that realises intentions’

Present: ‘a personal, informed and meaningful response demonstrating analytical and critical understanding, realising intentions and where appropriate, making connections between visual, written, oral or other elements.’

‘Produces skilful, personal outcomes Showing consistent application, knowledge and understanding. Effective and diverse connections are made in realising intentions.’

‘Intentions are fully realised through personal outcomes, demonstrating original, imaginative, inventive and exciting qualities, with highly appropriate connections between elements.’

The Training Room offers resources and techniques to build your skill base, your own resources and a complete set of 7 easy to adapt patterns. There is also a live session with your trainer, where you will be able to see and hear about further resources and ask questions.

textiles skills collage

What is special about the Fashion Outcomes Training Room?

The Fashion Outcomes Training Room is an experience that delivers textiles skills, knowledge and understanding in bite sized units. It is a great learning concept, which allows you to learn at your own pace, gain new skills and techniques and develop classroom resources, showing how these can be incorporated in lesson plans and delivered in a fun, inspiring and engaging way. You can ask questions direct to the course developer/leader, practice new skills and network with other teachers through the training room discussion page.

Moderators comments:

“Textile candidates’ personal portfolios were brimming with ideas, experiments and references to textile and fashion designers as well as fine artists. Overall, the submission was exceptional in the engagement and industry and imaginative use of materials.’

“In Textiles, the standard of the work was outstanding…….The course structure was strong. Finished pieces were often exciting and innovative. The individuality of the candidates was clearly seen in the diversity of colours, styles and techniques carefully annotated in work books and then displayed in the final outcomes.”

“The course gave candidates a very strong framework on which to build a response to the theme. Ideas were developed showing depth and thought so that the work of the highest achieving candidates was original, creative and in-depth.”

Advantages of joining the Textiles Skills Centre Training Room?

  • Work/study can be done at home as well as school
  • No need to be away from your lessons
  • 10-14 hours of training and downloadable resources.
  • No cover needed for your classes
  • No travel arrangements or costs
  • Best use of time: flexible access, revisit when needed, ready-to-use resources
  • Unlimited access to the training room for 12 months from date of booking, with handouts to download and links to other useful resources.
  • A LIVE Q&A session with your trainer every month, with extra resources and opportunity to ask those nagging questions. Time and date will be announced in the Facebook course group and sent to you by email, with a request to join the session.


Course Fee:   £125 (+ Cademy Fees) (Includes Pattern Pack)
(+ Cademy Fees) (without Pattern Pack)

All of the Textile Skills Centre events are ticket only and payable IN ADVANCE. The Textiles Skills Centre uses Eventbrite to automate the bookings via credit card and cheque/BACS. When you book you will receive by email a booking confirmation and ticket. If you need an invoice sent to school please email us to request one..

PLEASE NOTE your booking confirmation and ticket will be emailed to both the delegate and person purchasing. If you do not receive your ticket it is most commonly caused by typing your email address incorrectly, or it is in your SPAM folder. Please check your confirmation carefully. It is VERY important that your school finance manager supplies your full name and PERSONAL SCHOOL email so that we are able to send you joining instructions and further details. If we only receive the ‘school office’ email address, we have found in the past that this delays information getting to you or information is not passed on.

PATTERN PACK: As part of the course you will be sent a Pattern Pack of 7 Patterns to use.
If you have already purchased this pack, then there is a reduced cost ticket. However, you will need this pack complete the course. If you do not have a pack you will need to purchase one at the cost of £31(inc. P&P).

If you have any queries, please email us at info@textilesskillsacademy.co.uk, including name, your phone number and email, so that we can contact you easily.

Nicky Simpson textilesNicky Simpson
PGCE; BA(Hons) Textiles Design: Specialising in print.

Your course leader is Nicky Simpson, a contemporary textiles artist, who has 12 years teaching experience, heading up Fashion & Textiles at a School in Kent. She has taught many different specifications from Art & Design Textiles at GCSE and A Level, Design and Technology at GCSE and A Level and BTEC Level 3 Fashion. Her last set of grades were: A Level 100% A-A*; GCSE 70% A-A* (100% A*-B). She has also taught Graphics, Food and Art at KS3.
In Nicky’s previous career she was a senior director of a fashion print agency in the heart of London. She designed her own prints as well as creating and selling seasonal fashion print collections for the international market, buying and redesigning archive prints. Nicky designed and sold to all the high street stores from Marks and Spencer to River Island.
For the past 6 years Nicky has been a textile consultant, focusing on developing and leading the online and face to face workshops for the Textile Skills Centre, including pattern development. Nicky has mentored many graduate trainees, and now mentors many fellow teachers through the TSC mentorship programme. She has delivered workshops at the Knitting & Stitching show and volunteers as an art therapist in her spare time.

What other teachers have said about Nicky’s workshops:
  • ‘Having been to one of Nicky’s workshops, I used one of her lessons and received an ‘Outstanding’ observation.’
  • ‘Superb day – so inspirational! So much covered and a LOT of new skills learnt. Thanks!!’
  • ‘Loads of info which was GREAT. All really useful & relevant. Brilliant starting point for newish Art & Design teacher. Thank you so much.’
  • ‘Fabulous presenter. Gave loads + loads of information and ideas. I feel really inspired! Loved the practical samples we did. Would highly recommend!
  • ‘A great course with lots of hands-on sampling. Great idea to hold it in a school which is much more realistic than an outside venue, gives ideas on taking creative inspiration back to the classroom’.
  • ‘Fantastic day, really useful and applicable to both Art and D&T subjects. Thanks!’


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