Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: GRAP5185C

Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5202 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Design Team:
Margaret Parker –
Kirsty Gorter –
Sylvia Walsh –

Nominal Hours: 40

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 unit covers the skills and knowledge to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD3004A Draw a trade drawing for fashion design


1. Prepare drawing tools and equipment
2. Prepare workstation
3. Interpret design brief or specifications
4. Use template to produce trade drawing
5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Drawing tools and equipment are selected.
1.2 Drawing tool and equipment are prepared for use.
2. Workbench and seating are set up according to OH & s practises.
2.2 Tools and equipment are set out to facilitate effective work practice.
3.1Trade drawing requirements are investigated and identified from criteria of design brief.
3.2 Specifications are identified and followed as required.
3.3 Style of garment is identified.
3.4 Garment features required to complete trade drawing are identified.
3.5 Detailing and special effects are identified for use on trade drawing.
4.1 Quality criteria are used in trade drawing.
4.2 Template to draw trade drawing is selected...
4.3 Lines are drawn accurately to complete drawing, using ruler where necessary.
4.4 Working drawing is produced to correctly represent a pattern piece or garment.
4.5 Relevant parts of drawing are identified and labelled.
5.1 Trade drawing is inspected against quality standards.
5.2 Any changes or adjustments to trade drawing are carried out as required.
5.3 Documentation relating to trade drawing is completed and stored.

Learning Outcomes

To obtain relevant skills in development of accurate trade or technical drawings are required to interpret and clarify a garment design where it applies to the patternmaking or design room needs.

Details of Learning Activities

This is a manual drawing class using primarily, pencil and fine line pen. You will be drawing garments and garment components from a variety of sources such as magazines and samples to Fashion industry standards.
You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.

As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. You are reminded of the learning expectation that you will complete an equal amount of research time outside of class as you do in class to further you understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

Teaching Schedule

Safe and efficient trade sketching for fashion design.
Layout and techniques for trade drawing for fashion design.
Figure proportions
Garment templates
Garment details such as collar types, sleeve types, pleats and garment fullness, garment fit and shaping, fastenings and openings.
Integration of a variety of textiles and trimmings into the trade drawing.
Accurate identification, labelling and documentation of the trade drawing.

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change. Weekly outlines of topics to be covered and activities completed will be made available at the beginning of scheduled classes.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual, Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne.


McKelvey, Kathryn, Fashion Source Book
McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow,Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice, Blackewell

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

You are expected to competently complete all practical class work in order for Drawing tasks to be assessable.

Information about the specific details of each task will be supplied to you at the beginning of scheduled classes.

1. Progress work – 80%
Ongoing in class practical tasks:

2. Assignment – 20%
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task :

TOTAL - 100%

Assessment Tasks

You are expected to competently complete all practical class work in order for Drawing tasks to be assessable.

Information about the specific details of each task will be supplied to you at the beginning of scheduled classes.

1. Progress work –
Ongoing in class practical tasks: 80%

2. Assignment –
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task : 20%

TOTAL ---------------------------------------------- 100%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Graded assessment

A pass in each assessment will result in a grade for the student. Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given. Where there are multiple assessments for a single competency the students must achieve competency (a pass) in each assessment to be deemed competent. Competency MUST be achieved in all assessments of the course for a graded result to be obtained.

Grade Mark Description
HD > = 80 High Distinction (Competency Achieved)
DI 70 - 79 Distinction (Competency Achieved)
CR 60 - 69 Credit (Competency Achieved)
PA 50 - 59 Pass (Competency Achieved)
NN < 50 Fail (Not Yet Competent)
CA Not Applicable Competency Achieved
NYC Not Applicable Not Yet Competent

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