Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GRAP5225C

Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Carmen Pricone

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9195

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Grazia Tarquinio

email :

Nominal Hours: 40

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

This course covers the skills and knowledge to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design


1.  Prepare drawing tools and equipment

2. Prepare workstation

3.  Interpret design brief or specifications

4.  use template to produce trade drawing

5.  Complete work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Drawing tools and equipment are selected.
1.2 Drawing tools and equipment are prepared for use.

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH&S practices.
2.2 Tools and equipment are set out to facilitate effective work practice.

 3.1 Trade drawing requirements are investigated and identified from Criteria are design brief.
3.2 Specifications are identified and followed as required.
3.3 Style of garment is identified.
3.4 Garment features required to complete trade drawing are identified.
3.5 Detailing and special effects are identified for use on Criteria are trade drawing.

 4.1 Quality criteria are used in trade drawing.
4.2 Template to draw trade drawing is selected.
4.2 Lines are drawn accurately to complete drawing, using a ruler where necessary.
4.2 Working drawing is produced to correctly represent a pattern piece or garment.
4.3 Relevant parts of drawing are identified and labelled.

5.1 Trade drawing is inspected against quality standards.
5.2 Any changes or adjustments to trade drawing are carried out as required.
5.3 Documentation relating to trade drawing is completed and stored.

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

The learning activities include trade sketching, workshops, tutorials, videos, group work.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1                                                                                                  Topic
                                                                                              Course introduction and requirements
                                                                                                     Initial pencil drawing intro
                                                                                                     Equipment for next lesson
                                                                                                       week to week overview
Week 2
                                                                                                    Draw actual skirts x 4 styles
                                                                                                           back and front views
                                                                                                      written analysis of one skirt

Week 3

                                                                                                 Trace off last week drawings in pen
                                                                                                             Finalize analysis
Week 4
                                                                                                    Folding pleats in A3 paper
                                                                                                       Draw skirts with pleats
Week 5
                                                                                                 Sizing lecture & sizing assignment

Week 6
                                                                                                       Sizing assignment cont

Week 7
                                                                             Draw Leg of mutton, cowl, bishop ,raglan, set, and double pouched sleeves Sizing Assignment due
Week 8
                                                                                                 Draw gaucho, tailored, ethnic
                                                                                                     Front and back views

Week 9
                                                                                         Students to draw their own pair of jeans
                                                                                                    Front and back view
                                                                                                  Blow ups of details x 2
                                                                                                     Written analysis
Week 10
                                                                                          Front and back drawings x 4
                                                                                                 Written analysis x 1

Week 11
                                                                                                    Shirts & collars
                                                                                                    Draw collars x 5
                                                                                                 Draw shirt details x 5
                                                                                                     Front view only

Week 12
                                                                                      Tailored single breasted jacket
                                                                                         Draw front and back view
                                                                                              Written analysis

Week 13
                                                                                       Tailored double breasted jacket
                                                                                           Draw front and back view
                                                                                              Written analysis

Week 14
                                                                                           Fully fashioned Knits
                                                                                             Draw front view only
                                                                                      Argyle, textured, cable, chunky knit

Week 15
                                                                                                Finalize drawing
                                                                                                        In class

Week 16
                                                                                                Test Final dress
                                                                                                In class exercise

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on a folio of exercises done in class. The work will be based on various garment details and silhouettes for a range of different types of garments.

Assessment Tasks

1. Progrssive assessment in class - practical tasks - 60%

2. Sizing Assignment - 20%

3. Assignment- Simulated workplace fashion drawing task - 20%

Assessment Matrix

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