Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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

Mimma Luppino

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. Key features of different types of specification sheets are described.
1.2. Types of drawing techniques used on specification sheets are identified.
2.1. Acceptable deviations from the set standards for sizing and quality are identified.
2.2. Common faults and discrepancies and their causes are identified.
2.3. Industry standards in relation to sizing are identified.
2.4. Impact of industry sizing deviations on specifications are identified.
3.1. Design instructions are analysed and interpreted.
3.2. Drawing/ sketch is produced on specification sheet.

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 this course students will be assessed on:
1.The development of a range of specification sheets to fashion industry standards(Individual progressive assessment), and
2.Producing a specification pack based on a design brief for a garment in an industry project. This will be presented to a panel at the end of the year (Group assessment).

Teaching Schedule

Semester 1: Term 1 = Monday 11th February – Thursday 28th March 2013

Week 1Course Introduction:
Introduction to the production specification course and how the three majour components will be delivered.
Flat drawing vs fashion drawing
Grading and sizing
Explanation of Specifications sheets.
Demonstration of types of spec sheets and their use
Assessments overview.
2 - 7Flat drawing exercises.
Students are to draw sample garments for specifications
•Tee shirts
Students choice: Garments and accessories that students plan on using in their final specification pack

Progressive assessment weekly.
Folio to be presented at end of term 2 for final assessment.

Term Break - Friday 29th March – Friday 5th April = 1 week

Term 2 = Monday 8th April – Friday 14th June = 10 weeks

Weeks 8 - 17Sizing and Grading exercises.
Using the drawings developed in term 1; Students are to identify and mark measuring points on the following garments:
•Tee shirts
Grading increments described, explained and applied.
Specification sheets.
Progressive assessment weekly.
Folio to be presented last week of term 2 for final assessment.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

•The Specification Manual (2nd edition) Bryant, Michele Wesen 646.4B362
•Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design. 687M996
•Make It Fit. Rosen Sylvia 646.4072R813
•Beyond Design – The Synergy of Apparel Product Development. Sandra J. Keiser & Myrna B. Garner

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

In this course you will be assessed on the development of a range of specification sheets and a specification pack produced for a garment in an industry project.

Regular class attendance is necessary to demonstrate an understanding of each element. You are expected to competently complete all practical class work, which will be assessed individually, and a group assessment task based on an industry brief.
Specific information relating to the assessment task will be given in class time.

1. Individual class work. (Progressively assessed) 50%
2. Final specification pack: Assessment. 50%

Assessment Matrix

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