Course Title: Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5229C

Course Title: Use and apply sizing systems appropriate 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 Email:carmen.pricone@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mirta Mizza; Email: mirta.mizza@rmit.edu.au
Nardia Robertson; Email: nardia.robertson@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 20

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to use and apply sizing systems appropriate for designing garments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4018B Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design

Element:

1.  Describe sizing system

2.  Analyse sizing requirements

3.  Verify design sizing

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Australian approaches to sizing standards are identified and described.
1.2 Sizing systems are identified and described.
1.3 International sizing systems are identified.
1.4 Advantages and disadvantages of sizing systems are described.
2.1 Intended purpose of the design is established.
2.2 Design specifications are read and interpreted.
2.3 Design brief is clarified with designer where necessary.
2.4 Body measurements and their effect on sizing are analysed.
2.5 Body characteristics and their effect on sizing are analysed.

3.1 Appropriate sizes from sizing system for the design are identified and
explained.
3.2 Effects of inappropriate sizing for the design are identified and
explained.
3.3 Size chart is developed where required.



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

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to use and apply sizing systems appropriate for designing garments.

  • You will investigate and describe national and international sizing.
  • You will learn how to interpret a design brief and apply it to analyse and assess sizing for design.
  • Throughout this course you will consider the application of OH&S practices in work operations and maintain accurate records of your findings.


Teaching Schedule

                            Topic                                                                                                                             Element                                                                                                                                                      
Week 1 - 2  Introduction to course and equipment required.
Eight head female fashion figure
Familiarisation with female templates for skirt, tailored pant, set-in sleeve shirt, Magyar/raglan shape, t-shirt/kimono shape & jean.
Start skirt unit - pencil, dirndl
 
 Week 2 - 3  Continue with skirt unit
- skirt research assignment - Skirt Silhouettes
- flip skirt with yoke.
- 6 gore A-line skirt,
- 8 gore trumpet skirt,
- straight skirt with front pocket, front buttoning
 
 Week 4 - 6  Sizing Systems
Lecture - Historical development of sizing systems.
Case study: Comparison of Australian and International sizing systems
Assignment: Sizing and Fitting
1.1 Australian approaches to sizing standards are identified and described.
1.2 Sizing systems are identified and described.
1.3 International sizing systems are identified.
1.4 Advantages and disadvantages of sizing systems are described.
2.1 Intended purpose of the design is established.
2.2 Design specifications are read and interpreted.
2.3 Design brief is clarified with designer where necessary.
2.4 Body measurements and their effect on sizing are analysed.
2.5 Body characteristics and their effect on sizing are analysed.
3.1 Appropriate sizes from sizing system for the design are identified and
explained.
3.2 Effects of inappropriate sizing for the design are identified and
explained.
3.3 Size chart is developed where required.


 Week 7 - 9 Sleeves:
Short folded cuff, set in sleeve gathered onto cuff, leg’o’mutton, raglan,
Collars:
Mandarin, convertible (closed and open), shawl
 
 Week 10 - 16 Pants:
Drawstring pant, jeans, tailored pant.
Hand in Assignment: Sizing and Fitting 100%
Pleats
Dresses
Jacket
Drawing from garments on stand,
 
 Week 17 Drawing Folio submitted for assessment 100% 
 Week 18 Assessment Week  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Australian Standards
Fernon, Pat. (1990). Figure analysis, (p.11-21).
Liechty, Elizabeth G. Rasband, Judith, Pottberg, Della N. (1992) Fitting & pattern alteration: a multi-method approach, (p.55-69).

Aldrich, Winifred. (2004) Metric Pattern Making  


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your analysis of a specified case study and a comparison to a current product in the marketplace.


Assessment Tasks

Sizing and Fitting Assessment Task to be submitted for assessment  in week 11 - 100%


Assessment Matrix

ElementAssignment
Describe sizing
system
X
Analyse sizing
requirements
X
Verify design
sizing
X

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