• Studied: Level 2 Fashion & Textiles Apprenticeship
The College has been very supportive during my time here

I chose Blackburn College because the course had the exact units I wanted to study, such as dress making and garment construction.

As part of my course, I'm currently based at Rene K Couture, a ladies fashion wear label. I've created pieces for numerous celebrities, including the cast of The Only Way Is Essex, Amy Childs and Katie Salmon.

I was also responsible for making the dress that Ferne McCann wore at the National Television Awards and am given the independence to create garments from start to finish.

The College has been very supportive during my time here and I'm able to contact my tutor at any time for advice and guidance. I've found this to be really helpful and having that support in place has really improved my confidence.

In the future, I'd like to do more ready-to-wear pieces for plus-sized women and feel my apprenticeship has put me on the best path to achieve this goal.