Course Title: Modify patterns to create basic styles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2014

Course Code: MANU5926C

Course Title: Modify patterns to create basic styles

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3227 - Certificate III in Clothing Production

Course Contact: Peter Bonnell

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259171

Course Contact Email:

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Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

In this course you will acquire the skills and knowledge to modify patterns to create basic styles.

It applies to the modification of existing styled patterns to create new styles with minimal modification. Pattern and garment terminology, as well as the correct use of tools and equipment are also applied.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2010B Modify patterns to create basic styles


1. Identify pattern components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Pattern pieces are identified.
1.2 Pattern markings are identified.
1.3 Required style modifications are identified.
1.4 Pattern components are checked against pattern specification sheet.


2. Prepare to modify patterns

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Garment requirements are confirmed.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect style modifications are identified.
2.3 Patternmaking tools and equipment are selected and prepared.
2.4 Basic sketch of required modification is prepared.


3. Modify and finalise pattern

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Modifications are made applying basic patternmaking principles.
3.2 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances, ease allowance, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.3 Pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern information and cutting instructions.
3.4 OHS practices are identified and followed.
3.5 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent accidents and
to eliminate risks to personal safety.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

In general your training is contextualised according to the company’s production processes undertaken as a part of the trainees normal work duties.

Your tasks are selected for training and explanation of the task to be undertaken is given by the trainer and the correct procedure discussed. The task is demonstrated by the trainer and underpinning skills and knowledge are developed.

When the trainer is confident you are capable of undertaking the task safely you will then do the task. During this time your work would be monitored by the trainer and questioning and further instruction given.

You will also be given workplace based tasks and activities to complete and practice between visits. Any activities and work performed between visits are reviewed and further training is undertaken accordingly.
RMIT University learning resources are used to support your training

Teaching Schedule

In general you will be taught by 5 means within a workplace training context as follows:

1. Introduction and overview of course. Basics of skills required and course content 2 hours
2. Use of learning resources and basic skills development 2 hours
3. Complete manuals 4 hours
4. Supervised skill development to competency 40 hours
5. Consolidation of skills and assessment 2 hours

You will practice skills and understanding as a part of your workplace duties between sessions. Activities and work performed between visits are reviewed in the following session and further training is undertaken accordingly.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course with ongoing feedback. Final assessment includes two or three assessments or projects. Assessments will be in the form of tests for underpinning knowledge and demonstration and observation of your ability to identify pattern components, prepare to modify patterns and then modify and finalise the pattern. Also by questioning for underpinning knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

You will be assessed by observation as you identify pattern components, prepare to modify patterns and then modify and finalise the pattern (You can check the performance criteria above for more details of these skills.) You will be questioned for underpinning knowledge for all these operations.

Assessment Matrix

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