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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C5202

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

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term2 2008

Course Contact: Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925202

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Course Description

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

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3009A Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles


1. Prepare workstation
2. Select blocks to be used
3. Apply basic patternmaking principles to develop patterns
4. Test patterns
5. Complete work

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the development of a variety of pattern styles utilising the basic principles of patternmaking, including dart manipulation and square blocking.

Overview of Assessment

In class activities - 40%
• Progressive Class work
• Drafts and intermediate patterns
• Final patterns
Reference folder - 30%
Collated Specification sheets
experimental full, ½, and 1/5th scale work
Assessment Tasks - 30%
Total = 100%

Each unit consists of several style adaptations.
Each style requires a record to be collated and stored in an A4 size Arch folder. The record should contain the following sections:
• Full scale pattern Drafts including any intermediate stages- Labelled with all necessary information
• Completed Pattern- Accurately cut with all necessary pattern markings and information
• Specification Sheet – complete with trade quality diagrams and all relevant information necessary for garment production

Authentication of Work

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary.

You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.