Student’s shape of things to come

A model shows off a body-sculpting design by Corby textile student Sarah Winstanley which has been bought by lingerie company Eveden, of Desborough, and is to be display at its UK and New York offices
A model shows off a body-sculpting design by Corby textile student Sarah Winstanley which has been bought by lingerie company Eveden, of Desborough, and is to be display at its UK and New York offices

TEXTILE student Sarah Winstanley created the shape of things to come when she designed a piece of clothing to sculpt the female form.

The 20-year-old, from Corby, will enjoy international acclaim after her creation was bought by Desborough lingerie and swimwear company Eveden. Now Sarah’s design is to be displayed in the firm’s UK and New York offices.

At the beginning of the year textile students at Tresham Institute were asked to produce a piece of sculptural clothing using the theme Bodies, which could be worn by women of any shape or size.

Materials for the project were donated by Eveden and included lace, elastic, padding, boning and fastening materials.

Sarah, who is in her second year of studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in textiles at Tresham Institute’s Kettering campus, said: “I found the whole project really enjoyable yet challenging. Having to make a piece adaptable to fit all sizes was quite difficult.

“We were given free rein which allowed us all to be as creative as we wanted.

“I am really pleased that my work has been selected by Eveden to display and I’m looking forward to completing work experience with the company in the summer.

“After this experience I hope to work in textile design once I complete university.”

All the students’ work was displayed at a recent fashion show held by Tresham which ended with an auction which raised £750 for Cransley Hospice in Kettering.