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Engineering Elegance - Manufacturing

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Summary

The winner of the dress designing challenge, set by Kate Bellingham to her Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 design and technology students, sets about making her designs a reality.

Kate Bellingham set a challenge to the design and technology students , to design her a dress made from e-textiles, to wear as she hosts a prestigious awards ceremony at the Globe Theatre in London.

Abigail, an A-level product and design student, wins the competition and meets with Kate and the fashion company who will be making to the dress to discuss the design further.

The group looks at how this can be turned into a wearable and functional dress. They pay particular attention to the materials, the electronic components, such as LEDs, fibre optics and circuitry and of course, the cost.

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