Course Title: Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU7228C

Course Title: Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Katrina Rose

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9138

Course Contact Email:katrina.rose@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mirta Mizza; Email: mirta.mizza@rmit.edu.au
Mimma Luppino; Email: mimma.luppino@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3009B Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Element:

1.  Prepare workstation

2.  Select blocks to be used

3.  Apply basic patternmaking principles to develop patterns

4.  Test patterns

5.  Complete work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and
specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use
2.1 Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are
identified.
2.3 Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and
workplace practices.
2.4 Ease allowances are determined.
2.5 Appropriate block is selected.
3.1 Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to
specifications.
3.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances,
ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4 All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern
information and cutting instructions. 
4.1 A toile is made to test fit and accuracy of pattern.
4.2 Pattern is altered to reflect test fitting outcomes, quality standards and
workplace practices.
4.3 Alterations to patterns are documented. 
5.1 Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for
storage.
5.2 Finished patterns are filed in storage system.


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 develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles.
In this course you will develop skills and knowledge to:

  • apply correct pattern and garment terminology
  • identify, select and use the appropriate tools and equipment for patternmaking
  • select the appropriate block and develop a pattern
  • apply patternmaking principles in developing patterns according to requirements
  • cut out and label pattern pieces accurately
  • apply OHS practices in work operations
  • maintain accurate records







Teaching Schedule

                   Topic                                                                                                     Elements                                                                                                                                                                   
Week 1Introduction to course
1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and
specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use
2.1 Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are
identified.
2.3 Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and
workplace practices.
2.4 Ease allowances are determined.
2.5 Appropriate block is selected.
3.1 Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to
specifications.
3.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances,
ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4 All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern
information and cutting instructions.
4.1 A toile is made to test fit and accuracy of pattern.
4.2 Pattern is altered to reflect test fitting outcomes, quality standards and
workplace practices.
4.3 Alterations to patterns are documented.
5.1 Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for
storage.
5.2 Finished patterns are filed in storage system.
Week 2 - 10 Skirt unit:  Assessment in weeks 9&10 for this unit - 30%
1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and
specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use
2.1 Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are
identified.
2.3 Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and
workplace practices.
2.4 Ease allowances are determined.
2.5 Appropriate block is selected.
3.1 Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to
specifications.
3.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances,
ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4 All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern
information and cutting instructions.
4.1 A toile is made to test fit and accuracy of pattern.
4.2 Pattern is altered to reflect test fitting outcomes, quality standards and
workplace practices.
4.3 Alterations to patterns are documented.
5.1 Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for
storage.
5.2 Finished patterns are filed in storage system.
Week 11 – 13  Pant Unit
1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and
specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use
2.1 Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are
identified.
2.3 Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and
workplace practices.
2.4 Ease allowances are determined.
2.5 Appropriate block is selected.
3.1 Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to
specifications.
3.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances,
ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4 All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern
information and cutting instructions.
4.1 A toile is made to test fit and accuracy of pattern.
4.2 Pattern is altered to reflect test fitting outcomes, quality standards and
workplace practices.
4.3 Alterations to patterns are documented.
5.1 Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for
storage.
5.2 Finished patterns are filed in storage system.
Week 14 – 16 Bodice and components unit : Assessment in weeks 15&16 for this unit - 30%
1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and
specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use
2.1 Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are
identified.
2.3 Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and
workplace practices.
2.4 Ease allowances are determined.
2.5 Appropriate block is selected.
3.1 Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to
specifications.
3.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances,
ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4 All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern
information and cutting instructions.
4.1 A toile is made to test fit and accuracy of pattern.
4.2 Pattern is altered to reflect test fitting outcomes, quality standards and
workplace practices.
4.3 Alterations to patterns are documented.
5.1 Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for
storage.
5.2 Finished patterns are filed in storage system.
Week 17 – 18 Submission of completed work and Assessment of folders - 40% 
1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and
specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use
2.1 Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are
identified.
2.3 Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and
workplace practices.
2.4 Ease allowances are determined.
2.5 Appropriate block is selected.
3.1 Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to
specifications.
3.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances,
ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4 All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern
information and cutting instructions.
5.1 Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for
storage.
5.2 Finished patterns are filed in storage system.
 Subject to change with prior notification


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Pattern Making for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong Jones
Metric Pattern Making by Winifred Aldrich
How to Draft Basic Patterns by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross
Designing Apparel Through the Flat Pattern by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin Gross
Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Making by Winifred Aldrich
Fashion Design by Sue Jenkyn Jones
Fashion Design by Pamela Stecker


Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all Pattern Development classes:
A4 folder for filing your work for assessment
A4 paper
A4 plastic sleeves
HB pencils
Sharpener
Eraser
Scissors for paper
0.5mm fine-liner pens
White out


Overview of Assessment

In this unit you will develop a folio of work that includes class exercises in pattern making that have been assessed in class. This work will enable you to demonstrate you have the skills and knowledge to:
• understand and apply correct pattern and garment terminology
• identify, select and use the appropriate tools and equipment for
patternmaking
• select the appropriate block and develop a pattern
• apply the patternmaking principles of dart manipulation to reflect specification requirements and workplace quality standards
• cut out and label pattern pieces accurately
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records
All of these must be consistently demonstrated in your performance in class as observed by your teacher.


Assessment Tasks

Regular class attendance is necessary to demonstrate competence.
This course has:
• ongoing assessment;
• folio assessment.



Assessment Matrix

Element

 Assessment of styles

Folder Assessment
Prepare workstation X
Select blocks to be used
X
Apply basic patternmaking                                    
principles to develop patterns          
XX
Test patterns X
Complete work
XX

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