Young dressmakers and designers explain what they are learning at Dublin's Grafton Academy.

For some people, fashion means buying clothes and wearing them. For others, it means designing and making garments themselves.  

At the Grafton Academy students are hard at work learning the trade of dressmaking and fashion design. Nicola explains the technicalities of fashion design drawing, while Dawn is at the next step, 

You have to get your measurements up for your waist, your hips, and the length of your skirt, or dress. Then you have to draw out your blocks for your construction.

Carmel is in the process of pinning pattern pieces onto a model, to get an idea of what her finished garment will look like, 

It’s not that difficult when you get down to it.

This episode of ‘Jo-Maxi’ was broadcast on 25 October 1988.  The presenter is Geri Lalor. 

'Jo Maxi' was a youth lifestyle programme targeted at 10 to 14 year olds. The programme contained features on a broad range of topics including animals, fashion, music, books and profiles of young people voicing their views on various subjects. The original presenters on the show were Ray  D'Arcy, Geri Lalor, Clíona Ní Bhuachalla and Antoinette Dawson.

'Jo Maxi' first aired on Monday, 10 October 1988 on RTÉ Network 2 and ran until 1994.