Costume Laboratory

Costume laboratory

Maironio str. 3, Vilnius

Head of laboratory Rasa Šapnagienė

Mob. 8 620 25677
Specialist for practical training of students (knitting) Gintarė Lučiūnienė Mob. 8 684 74509

Specialist for practical training of students Aušra Mikelionė

Vilnius Academy of Arts Sewing room No. 209

In the Costume laboratory sewing room, students have the opportunity to construct costume patterns and make cutouts, cut fabric, sew, decorate, iron.

The created comfortable workplaces include the following equipment:

  • Industrial sewing machines, designed for sewing thin and medium thickness fabrics.
  • Industrial overlocks for edge sewing.
  • Household overlocks for sewing products and fabrics.
  • Ironing systems for textiles and materials.
  • Clothes irons for ironing textiles and materials.
  • Loop sewing machine for sewing jacket, coat loops.
  • Flat seam sewing machine for hemming the bottom of knitted products, for decorative processing.
  • Triple transport sewing machine for sewing thick fabrics and leather.
  • Press for inserting snap fasteners, grommets, rivets.
  • Two large desks on which to conveniently place your works.

Up to 12 students can work in the sewing room at the same time.

If you have questions about knitting, you can contact the responsible employee of the Costume laboratory by e-mail.

Department of Fashion Design. Room No. 310

Within Room No. 310, students have access to the TKT TDOT 180 layout plotter, specifically designed for schematic representation and preparatory work for paving projects. This sophisticated plotter facilitates printing on roll paper ranging from 18 to 120 grams per square meter, boasting a maximum print width of 180 centimeters. With precision in mind, it can achieve a minimum line thickness of 0.025 millimeters and a print resolution of up to 600 dots per inch (dpi).

Compatible formats for working files include HPGL, HPGL2, ISO, and PLT.

Students working in the laboratory are provided with equipment and tools for various technological processes as described in the presentation of the laboratory's capabilities.

All materials and tools necessary for the technological processes are provided to students in the laboratory, while lecturers are provided with what is necessary for their work functions:

  • Construction and preparation of templates for the plotter (the plotter itself, the COMTENSE CAD program, plotter paper, and plotter paints),
  • Construction and cutting tasks (featuring work tables, rulers and angles of assorted sizes, supplementary templates, and scissors),
  • Sewing activities (comprising machine and hand sewing needles, sewing threads, sewing accessories and spares, sewing machine feet and other devices, scissors and related tools, mannequins, oil),
  • Ironing necessities (such as an ironing table, irons, a steam generator, distilled water, materials required for equipment operation),
  • Fitting inserts (tools for fitting, press punches, presses, eyelets, rivets).

Students have access to a range of materials:

  • Raw fabric,
  • assorted fabric scraps (provided as support from the Department of Fashion Design),
  • Adhesive fabric,
  • Adhesive inserts,
  • Adhesive strips,
  • Threads of varying thicknesses,
  • Zippers,
  • Buttons,
  • Metal wires.

Students are partially supplied with materials when carrying out their artistic experiments (according to point 7 of the "Work Rules of Costume Laboratory", approved Rector‘s order No. VĮU-47, dated 2016-01-09).

Costume laboratory work rules