Course Title: Pattern Development B

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Pattern Development B

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 110.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles

Face-to-Face or Workplace

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9248

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge required to select and/or modify patterns used for garment production within an enterprise.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Pre-requisites Pattern Development A
Co-requisites Sew Garments, Design Concepts A and B

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDCL03A Select And/Or Modify Patterns Or Blocks 02/2


LMTPDCL03A/01 Interpret the design

LMTPDCL03A/02 Select a pattern

LMTPDCL03A/03 Modify existing pattern

LMTPDCL03A/04 Test pattern

LMTPDCL03A/05 Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

1. Analysis of designs (by using a variety of media, such as trade sketches, sample garments, specifications sheets or client requirements) to identify design lines and other garment features such as collar and sleeve variations (not already covered in Pattern Development A).
2. Selecting existing patterns or appropriate blocks for use in pattern development by identifying the desired silhouettes and fit requirements from given specifications.
3. Adjusting the pattern according to fabric requirements by first checking fabric characteristics (such as the handle and drape or the amount of stretch).
4. Modifying pattern blocks according to required design and production specifications by use of different pattern making techniques such as, intermediate patterns and dart manipulation.
5. Producing accurate patterns according to garment design lines and production specifications by checking pattern measurements and other details such notches, seam allowances and grain-lines.
6. Testing and adjusting the resulting fit by sewing toiles or prototypes.
7. Finalisation of pattern pieces according to specification requirements by checking all the pattern pieces for details such as correctly positioned notches, seam allowances, style numbers, size and cutting instructions.
Up-dating records by filling in specification forms and by storing patterns for easy access.

Overview of Assessment

Overview of Assessment:
Tasks that have not been authenticated in class as the student’s own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
1. Establish garment silhouettes and design lines by correctly producing these in their pattern work.
2. Achieve the desired garment shapes and fit by first selecting appropriate pattern blocks (or existing patterns) to correctly reflect garment requirements.
3. Apply the principles of good pattern making and correctly use pattern making techniques by producing accurate final patterns.
4. Test the pattern and carry out adjustments to fit by constructing suitable toiles and prototypes.
5. Give and receive information in relation to pattern making processes by making correct use of pattern making terms and by following and giving instructions on specifications.
6. Maintain accurate records by ensuring that all pattern work is up to date and that it has the correct labelling in relation to production requirements
7. Follow appropriate Occupational Health and Safety standards by ensuring that the work area is free of any safety hazards.
Assessment time line: Progressive assessment