Course Title: Computer Aided Patternmaking

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5166

Course Title: Computer Aided Patternmaking

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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


Term1 2008,
Term2 2008

Course Contact: Rhonda Ingwersen

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9248

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

To enable learners to develop introductory skills in computer pattern making processes. Activities are designed to enable learners to interpret garment silhouettes and then to develop accurate patterns according to the principles of good fit, design and production specifications.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTPDCL06A Construct block to make patterns


LMTPDCL06A/01 Interpret the design

LMTPDCL06A/02 Construct the block

LMTPDCL06A/03 Construct and adjust toiles

LMTPDCL06A/04 Develop and complete final blocks

LMTPDCL06A/05 Maintain records

Learning Outcomes

Practical Activities relate to:
1. Analysis of garment silhouettes and requirements (by using a variety of media, such as trade sketches, sample garments, specifications sheets or client requirements) to identify design details and fabric and manufacturing constraints.
2. Retrieval and storage of pattern pieces by means of appropriate file formats and computer networks.
3. Use computer functions and menus to develop pattern according to required fit, style and production specifications by use of different electronic pattern making techniques.
4. Producing sample patterns according to garment design details and production specifications.
5. Testing and adjusting the resulting pattern by following specified quality procedures.
6. Finalisation of pattern pieces according to specification requirements by checking all the pattern pieces for accuracy and details such as correctly positioned notches, seam allowances, style numbers, size and cutting instructions.
7. Maintain records by filling in specification formats and by storing patterns for retrieval.

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. Achieve the desired garment shapes and fit by constructing appropriate patterns to correctly reflect garment requirements.
2. Apply the principles of good pattern making and correctly use pattern making techniques by producing accurate patterns.
3. Test the pattern and carry out adjustments.
4. 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.
5. Maintain and file accurate records by ensuring that all pattern work is up to date and that it has the correct labelling in relation to production requirements.
6. Follow appropriate Occupational Health and Safety standards by ensuring that the work area is free of any safety hazards.

Assessment Criteria:
Folio of completed class exercises and assessment tasks 100%