Portuguese men's tailor teaching in our Fashion School
We have fancy news from the Vision for Africa Fashion School!
The following is an image-report on a certain "Jacket Training" by AYRES GONCALO - a highly professional bespoke men's tailor from Portugal who flew over to Uganda to teach our students how to make men’s jackets.
Here you can see a picture of the trainees that attended the "Jacket training":
Development stages on making a jacket
We started with taking measurements, and the following are the measurements we were taught to take:
Nape to waist
Waist to full length required
Drafting a jacket resumed
Ayres illustrates how to draft a jacket:
Ayres drafting the back part of a jacket:
Showing trainees how to start drafting the front part from the back part:
Trainees paying great attention to Designer Ayres during the training:
Ayres clearly explains out to Charles Brown the youngest designer:
A well finished draft of a jacket:
NB: Indeed we learnt well how to draft a jacket without calculating a lot and it was such great step in our life.
A drafted pattern of a jacket:
The next stage was to place drafts on the fabric, cut and tuck pieces of the jacket:
Doing the first fitting without sleeves:
Preparing by cutting pieces of fabric to be put in the tailors cushion which is used for pressing a jacket during construction:
A finished tailors cushion ready to be used:
Preparing a lining for the front part of a jacket:
Ayres preparing the front part of a jacket:
Preparation of a collar for a jacket:
Joining pieces of a jacket together after tacking:
Pressing a jacket during construction:
Ayres showing us how to use a tailors cushion:
A well prepared front part of a jacket:
Ayres tacking the back part of a jacket:
Ayres guiding students how to join the back part with the front using tacks:
Fitting to check on the back part:
Checking on the front part balance:
Ayres demonstrating how a collar is joined onto a jacket:
Final fitting with sleeves and collar waiting for just white tacked threads to be removed.
We achieved a lot of skills on how to make a jacket, right from:
Laying patterns on a fabric
Pressing among others.
We are planning to start serious production of jackets from both African blends and western materials.
NB 1: Ayres assigned us in a group of three to make a jacket and send him pics by august.
2: On behalf of the entire group of trainees we are so grateful for the opportunity given to us by Madam Tedi and Sarah for sending us such a wonderful great designer, may God bless you with your most heart desires. You are such angels to the fashion department and we love you so much.