Course Title: Grade 2D patterns

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5191C

Course Title: Grade 2D patterns

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 99259202

Course Contact Email:mandy.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Cathy Chen - cathy.chen@rmit.edu.au
Hoa Pham - hoa.pham@rmit.edu.au
Sam.curtajar - sam.curtajar@rmit.edu.au
Mima Lippino - mima.lippino@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Enables you to develop the skills needed to grade patterns accurately. Activities are designed to involve participants in all stages of the grading process, including different methods of grading.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4013A Grade 2D patterns

Element:

1. Analyse grading system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation and/or equipment are selected and prepared according to OH&S practices.
1.2 Grading system used in workplace is identified.
1.3 Measurements of base size and subsequent spread are identified.
1.4 Number of sizes in grading is calculated.
1.5 Grade increments between sizes are established

Element:

2. Grade pattern

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Base pattern of a basic style and pattern pieces are identified, constant or ‘0’ position is established and grade points with corresponding values are assigned.
2.2 Base size pattern is checked for correct information, balance points and pattern fit and clarification sought, as required.
2.3 Style and fabric characteristics which influence grading are identified and any queries are clarified with patternmaker.
2.4 Appropriate grade plan is selected and grade rule table constructed.

Element:

3. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Stacking or outlay requirements, including direction are determined.
3.2 Pattern is graded manually using patternmaking technical skills or by computer.
3.3 If stacking, stack points or lines are identified.
3.4 Integrity of pattern attributes is preserved during grading.
3.5 All pattern pieces are accurately labelled with pattern marking symbols.
3.6 Pattern is checked for accuracy and rectified or addressed as required.

Element:

4. Set up base pattern

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Records are maintained and documentation completed as required.
4.2 Patterns are filed.


Learning Outcomes


PLANNED LEARNING EXPERIENCES
1. The role of the pattern grader: exploration and identification of responsibilities and skills involved in grading processes
2. Maintaining quality: practice and procedures for checking patterns prior to and during the grading process
3. Preparation for grading: activities relating to the methods for analysing styles and fabrics in preparation for grading
4. Establishing measurements required for grading: activities in comparing and analysing size chart and specifications
5. Determining grade plans: demonstrations and activities in setting up and applying grade plans
6. Grading techniques: comparison and practice with different methods of grading including computer aided methods
7. Grading different patterns: from simple to more complex styles - demonstrations and practical activities
8. Grading information: collation and filing of pattern pieces; record keeping systems used in the grading process


Details of Learning Activities

1. Set up the work area and equipment for grading according to Occupational Health and Safety by following correct procedures.
2. Correctly inspect the base pattern and graded pattern pieces during the grading process by checking that the pattern pieces and pattern information are present and by taking corrective action to maintain accuracy.
3. Identify garment features or fabric characteristics that may effect the grading process by checking fabric samples, sample garments, the base pattern or specifications.
4. Establish grade plans according to given styles by following information from specifications or size charts.
5. Accurately grade a range of patterns/styles using the techniques and principles of accurate grading patternmaking and good fit.
6. Make correct use of grading equipment by using reliable manual methods of grading.
7. Maintain records by using appropriate filing systems to update and store graded patterns and grading information


Teaching Schedule

Week 1 - Introduction to Grading, Topics Outline; Assessment;
- Occupational health and Safety
- Background of Grading
- Glossary
- Overview of Grading methods & Activities
Week 2
- Fundamental Grading principle
- Australian standard sizes & measurements
- Introduction to Grade planning
- Continue grading exercise & activities
Week 3
- Continue the activities of grading methods

Week 4
- Role & Responsibilities of pattern grader
- Skirt style

Week 5 - Skirt Style(s)

Week 6 - Skirt Style (s)
Week 7 - Skirt Style (s)

Week 8 - Introduction to basic body & sleeve block grading
Week 9 - Shirt / Top style
Week 10 - Shirt / Top style
Week 11 - Shirt / Top style (s)
Week 12 - Jacket with 2 pieces sleeve
Week 13 - Continue jacket
Week 14 - Pant block
Week 15 - Pant style
Week 16 - Sleeves types: Raglan & Kimono
Week 17 - Assessment & Feedback
Week 18 - Assessment & Feedback

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Cooklin, G. Pattern Grading for Women’s Clothing – the Technology of Sizing


Price and Zamkoff Grading Techniques for Modern Design

Taylor and Shoeben Grading for the Fashion Industry


Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring the equipments to all Grading classes:

• A4 folio for maintain all class works
• A4 plastic sleeves
• pencils: H, HB and 2B
• Eraser
• colour pens x 4
• grading ruler
• Plain paper
• Pattern scissor
• Sticky tape (Magic tape)


Overview of Assessment

Learners need to demonstrate by means of a range of assessment tasks that they can:

1. Set up the work area and equipment for grading according to Occupational Health and Safety by following correct safety procedures
2. Correctly inspect the base pattern and graded pattern pieces during the grading process by checking that the pattern pieces and pattern information are present and by taking corrective action to maintain accuracy
3. Identify garment features or fabric characteristics that may effect the grading process by checking fabric samples, sample garments, the base pattern or specifications
4. Accurately grade a range of patterns/styles for different fabrics by using the techniques and principles of accurate grading, pattern making and good fit.
5. Establish grade plans according to given styles by following information from specifications or size charts
6. Make correct use of grading equipment by using reliable manual or computer methods of grading
7. Maintain records by using appropriate filing systems to update and store graded patterns and grading information


Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1: Methods of Grading
Assessment 2: Skirt
Assessment 3: Shirt
Assessment 4: Pant
Assessment 5: Jacket with 2 pieces sleeve

All elements and assessment tasks must be achieved to be deemed competent in this unit


Assessment Matrix

 1.Analyse Grading system 2. Set up the base pattern 3. Grade patterns4. Maintain records
1. Methods of GradeXXXX
2. Grade SkirtXXXX
3. Grade ShirtXXXX
4. Grade PantXXXX
5. Grade JacketXXXX

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