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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Grazia Tarquinio -

Nominal Hours: 20

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 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


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

Trade sketching, workshops, tutorials, videos, group work


Teaching Schedule

Week                                                                                                                                                  Topic

 1                                                                                                                               Course introduction and requirements 
                                                                                                                                       Initial pencil drawing intro 
                                                                                                                                       Equipment for next lesson 
                                                                                                                                         week to week overview

2                                                                                                                                                        Skirts 
                                                                                                                                     Draw actual skirts x 4 styles 
                                                                                                                                        back and front views 
                                                                                                                                     written analysis of one skirt

3                                                                                                                                                  Skirts 
                                                                                                                          Trace off last week drawings in pen 
                                                                                                                                        Finalize analysis

4                                                                                                                                                   Pleats 
                                                                                                                                       Folding pleats in A3 paper 
                                                                                                                                           Draw skirts with pleats 

5                                                                                                                         Sizing lecture & sizing assignment

6                                                                                                                                Sizing assignment cont


7                                                                                                                                      Sleeves 
                                                                                           Draw Leg of mutton, cowl, bishop ,raglan, set, and double pouched sleeves Sizing Assignment due

8                                                                                                                                      Pants 
                                                                                                                           draw gaucho, tailored, ethnic 
                                                                                                                                 front and back views


9                                                                                                                                     Jeans 
                                                                                                           Students to draw their own pair of jeans 
                                                                                                                         Front and back view 
                                                                                                                      Blow ups of details x 2 
                                                                                                                          Written analysis

10                                                                                                                            Dresses 
                                                                                                                 Front and back drawings x 4 
                                                                                                                          Written analysis x 1

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

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

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

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

15                                                                                                                    Finalize drawing 
                                                                                                                             In class 

16                                                                                                                    Test Final dress 
                                                                                                                         In class exercise

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


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

1. Progressive work - ongoing in class practical tasks 60%

2. Sizing Assignment - 20%

3. Simulated workplace fashion drawing task - 20%

Assessment Matrix

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