Eaton Bank Academy

Berisfords Ribbons Competition


Year 10 and Year 11 EBX students have taken part in a Berisfords Ribbons competition to design and make a tea party themed dress.

The competition enabled students to develop key skills such as how to use a sewing machine, the basic skills of dress making, research skills investigating past and contemporary fashion designers and developing drawing skills. As part of the competition, Berisfords supplied ribbons for the students to incorporate into their deisgns and decorate the dresses with. All the students hand dyed their dress using tie dye techniques and used a variety of methods to manipulate the ribbons including plaiting, distressing techniques, embroidery methods, and patchwork techniques.

Congratulations to first prize winner Lois Kennerley who created a fantastic dress inspired by peacocks (pictured). Chloe Lyons was awarded second prize for her garden faries inspired dress and third prize was awarded to Sophie Pritchard who was inspired by Alice in Wonderland tea party.

Berisford’s presented prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place (£100,£70,£30) and company Director Peter Bowers complimented all the students for their exceptionally high standard of work, the effort they had put into their designs and the quality of the final dresses.