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Debbie trained in fashion design and predominantly focuses on technical garment construction. She joined the school of Art Design and Architecture as a lecturer in fashion 2012 and currently teaches on the sample development and textiles for fashion modules; which involve pattern cutting and garment construction and fabric embellishment and manipulation. Debbie graduated from The Birmingham Institute of Art and Design in 2005 with a degree in Fashion Design, and also completed a Post Graduate Certificate of Education gained from Nottingham Trent University in 2009. She is currently working towards the completion of an MRes qualification (2015).

Before lecturing at the University of Huddersfield, Debbie was a technical demonstrator in fashion 2009-2012. Her demonstration focused on garment construction, tailoring, textiles manipulation and embellishment techniques including computerised embroidery across the Fashion Design courses. Prior to her employment at the University of Huddersfield, Debbie lectured at West Nottinghamshire FE College between 2007-2009. She taught on the Fashion and Textiles and Visual Communication units, including teaching pattern cutting and garment construction, textiles, life-drawing and visual studies on several BTEC National Diploma Courses. She also worked as a technician demonstrating in all areas of fashion and textiles at West Nottinghamshire College between 2006-2009, whilst studying for her teaching qualification.

Debbie has also worked for a number of years at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre as a wardrobe assistant and maker; and as a costume assistant for the Birmingham based company, Costumia from 2004-2006. Enthusiasm for practical garment making inspired through fashion and costume influenced Debbie’s ambition to create womenswear garments and accessories, pursing successful, independent work in designing and manufacturing clothing and bags for a boutique based in Nottinghamshire during 2006-2009.


Research Expertise and Interests

  • Practical elements of fashion;
  • Garment construction and fabric manipulation

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Research Output

Revitalising and enhancing sewing skills and expertise

Allsop, D. & Cassidy, T., 2 Jan 2019, In : International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education. 12, 1, p. 65-75 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Activities

    • 1 Oral presentation

    The Development of a Resource Tool for the Revitalisation and Enhancement of Sewing Skills and Expertise

    Debbie Allsop (Speaker), Tracy Cassidy (Speaker)
    6 Jul 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation