A perfect fit: Unique fashion show features newspapers to wear, accessorize at Pioneer Valley High

Old copies of the Santa Maria Times and other newspapers received a new lease on life Thursday as a group of Pioneer Valley High School students transformed them into 카지노사이트 one-of-a-kind garments and accessories.

Family and consumer sciences teacher Melissa Diaz said the idea of using newsprint as a clothing material came from her desire to incorporate a reclaimed material for her Advanced Clothing and Fashion students to work with. Divided into six groups, comprised of designers, tailors, models and runway announcers, teams were allowed to combine the newsprint with tape, glue and yarn to create a complete ensemble fit for a classroom runway show.

“They had to come up with how to make the look fit the way they wanted to,” Diaz explained. “They all helped come up with the design and put it together.”

Fed by large spools containing roughly eight linear miles of newsprint, the Santa Maria Times printing press transforms 104,000 square feet of blank, off-white newsprint into thousands of 20-page newspapers six days a week. Though the students had a lot of material to work with, the thin, fragile paper introduced a unique challenge.

“Newspaper is a difficult material to work with,” Diaz said. “It doesn’t drape easily … so they had to get more creative with how they designed it and put it together.”

“It was really hard to work with, but we found a way to layer it on top of each other to create a stronger base that we could stick to our model,” explained runway announcer Allan Holguin, who contributed the design of his group’s “Aztec Princess” dress. “We were able to open and close the garments by creating lace using staples.”

Dresses were a popular garment during the Thursday morning runway show. Diaz said in addition to outlining individual jobs and ensuring teams were properly communicating, each group was allowed to select a unique theme and deliver a dress that played off it.

“From the minute I gave them the assignment, I could just see their minds turn,” she said. “They were so creative and excited. Every class period they were all working, which was really great to see.”바카라사이트

Holguin called the process difficult, saying it took between four and five full class periods — roughly a week of in-class work — to perfect their garment.

“It was difficult,” he said. “There was a lot of nervousness at the beginning. We didn’t think we would have enough time, didn’t know where to start or where we wanted to end. But we were able to work together and create something we all liked. Without a group this would have taken a lot longer.”

The course functions as a “completer” for students pursuing a career technical education (CTE) pathway in fashion and interior design, Diaz said. Though the dresses may have been made from an unconventional material, students utilized industry standard practices and techniques to put them together.

“This is a skill that has been lost over the years,” she said. “It’s exciting to bring it back, show how far it’s come and incorporate new technology that brings it to a higher level. We’re leaving the home economics name and bringing it into the 21st century.”온라인카지

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