Sunday, 3 November 2013

Snow day!!

So, I hope you've all heard by now that tomorrow is a snow day!   Enjoy sleeping in - I still have to be at work :-)

So, we will have only one last class of Fashion!   Please be sure to bring your completed assignment from last week.   The basic class schedule will be:

1. 20 minutes to finish the assignment, ask me any last questions you may have.  I will bring fabric samples for the questions that require them.

2.  Mark the assignment as a class

3.  Quiz
  - all the sewing skills that you have learned.  Using the machine, types of stitches, etc
  - assembling the hoodie - I will tell you the steps, you put them in order 
  - recognize hoodie pattern pieces, and how they were laid out on the fabric
  - name examples of natural and synthetic fibres
  - recognize fabric that is knit vs. woven - what they look like, and benefits of each. 
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4.  When you finish the quiz, clean out your Sobeys bag.  
  - Pack up anything you wish to take home
  - donate anything you don't want that the Fashions program might be able to use. 
  - return your textbook to the Learning Commons

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

I have absolutely no excuse to make for myself

Oktapodi, by l'école des Gobelins [3D animated short film]

Fashion 10 - week of Oct 15-18

Good morning.

Mrs. Aalhus has ordered our sweatshirt kits, and they should be here tomorrow.  Today is a work day:


  • textbook questions from 1 1/2 weeks ago!
  • pattern worksheets - 4 of them, on front table, all due today.

  • You can work on your PJ's ONLY after the paper work is done.
QUIZ FRIDAY on pattern layout and markings.  You should know:
  • vocabulary such as
    • selvage edge vs. cut edge
    • right side vs. wrong side
    • (warp and weft)
    • (bias)
    • grain line (and why it's important)
  • how fabric is measured in Canada (yards or meters?)
  • how to properly lay out pattern pieces and cut them
    • how to choose which layout diagram you should use (4 things you'll need to know)
  • the various fabric markings.  See worksheet
    • notches, darts, tailor tacks, etc.
    • "grainline" vs. "place on fold"
  • What info is on the instruction sheet?
  • How to decide how much fabric you need to buy

sometime next week...

Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Freedom Writers project

The project for this movie is to write about what you hope your high school experience will be like, and what you will need to have and do to MAKE it what you need.  Details on the assignment are here:

Freedom Writers Project



It is due on Thursday, October 10 at the end of Flex time.

Monday, 7 October 2013

Fashion - txt book questions

Due Wednesday

Using pages 481 - 498

Answer page 498 #1,2,4,5,6,7,10,12,13,14,15,16,17

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Laundry Quiz tomorrow!

Hello folks:

The notes pages that we took in class today (Tuesday) are linked below, so if you missed anything you can look it up.



Tomorrow's quiz questions are:
1. Explain how to correctly decide what temperature setting to use on your iron.
2. Describe 5 features of a steam iron
3. First aid for a burn
4. Why does an iron need an automatic shut-off
5. I give you 5 care symbols, you tell me what they mean
6. I show you pictures of 3 pieces of pressing equipment; name them and explain the purpose
7. Why is it important to press a garment as you construct it?
8. What is the difference between pressing and ironing?

Monday, 23 September 2013

Culture Days

As we discussed in class on Monday, this week is Alberta Culture Days.    Ms. Zenchuk's cosmetology classes have invited us to have our hair styled as part of the festivities.  We will be meeting with them on Thursday, September 26.  Have clean hair ready to be styled, or bring a pot-luck food item to share.