Course Title: Drape fabrics to make patterns

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5195C

Course Title: Drape fabrics to make 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

Tina Marino-Grahame - tina.marino@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 60

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to drape fabrics to make patterns.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4021A Drape fabrics to make patterns

Element:

1. Prepare draping tools and equipment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Work area is set up according to OHS practices and specifications for work .

1.2 Draping tools and equipment are selected and prepared.

Element:

2. Prepare model form for draping

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Body reference points on model form are identified and marked .

2.2 Any additional model form preparation is identified.

2.3 Measurements are checked for conformance to required specifications.

Element:

3. Prepare fabric for draping

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Dimensions of fabric piece required for each section/piece to be draped are estimated .

3.2 Warp, weft and bias of fabric are identified.

3.3 Fabric handling qualities are identified and assessed.

Element:

4. Plan drape

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Requirements for adding wearing ease for movement are identified .

4.2 Requirements for manipulating dart excess are identified.

4.3 Seam positioning is planned.

4.4 Drape plan is developed.

Element:

5. Perform draping

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Fabric is pinned on model form, relating body reference points and fabric grains .

5.2 Fabric is moulded and manipulated to fit model form.

5.3 Ease is added to allow for movement.

5.4 Fabric is smoothed or manipulated over contours of model form.

5.5 Darts and seams are formed and pinned.

5.6 Drape is prepared for truing.

Element:

6. Transfer drape to paper

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Drape is removed from model form.

6.2 Lines are drawn or ruled on drape at pin positions.

6.3 Drape is used as a template to create paper pattern or block.

6.4 Pattern or block is trued and marked.

Element:

7. Produce final pattern

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Pattern is produced.

7.2 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam allowances, hems, functional openings and closures, seam match, and flow-through.

7.3 Pattern pieces are labelled and markings completed.

7.4 Pattern is finalised and checked to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance to specifications.

7.5 Specification sheets are completed and attached to pattern blocks for storage.

7.6 Finished patterns are filed and stored.


Learning Outcomes


In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to use draping techniques for creating a basic fitted foundation. This applies to the creation of fitted blocks such as a bodice and a skirt and does not include draping of set-in sleeves. Draping is conducted on a body form such as a mannequin or model.


Details of Learning Activities

At the end of this unit students should be able to:
Accurately & with a depth of knowledge that allows for use in communication with others, problem solving or design brief situations.

Prepare the model form for draping
Prepare tools, equipment & fabric pieces
Develop a draping plan
Carry out the draping on the model form
Transfer the drape to paper
Produce & label a final pattern/block


Teaching Schedule

Week 1- 2 Introduction to the unit
• Tape stand with black tape
• Identify grain lines on the fabric
• Identify fabric suitable for draping
• Prepare draping
Week 3 -4
• Basic sleeveless bodice & dart manipulation using toile fabric & dressmaking stand
Week 5- 6
• Basic skirt & shirt styles
• A-line eliminating darts
• Gore
• Circle
Week 7
• Extended bodice to hip
Week 8-9
• Complex bodice styles
• Introduction of a range of fabrics to be used for:
- pleating
- a symmetrical styling
- side drape
- simple knot & twist
Week 10 - 11
• Collars & necklines
- roll collar - halter neckline
- stand collar - square neckline
- shawl collar - round neckline
- peter pan - cowl neckline
- grown on collar - raised neckline
Week 12 - 15 Week
• Introduction to Collaborative project with studio 2
• Skirt Styles
- cascade
- peg
- pleats
- yoke with gathering
- Godets
Week 16
Presentation of assignment

Out of Class Requirements: 4hrs Research of Draping Techniques


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

Draping for Apparrel Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong

Art of Fashion Draping by Connie Amaden- Crawford


Other Resources

WGSN for trend forecasting.
Essential Learning Resources students need to have:

  • Pearl ended pins
  • Paper and fabric scrissors
  • Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
  • Pattern hooks,
  • Garment Bag,
  • Grading ruler,
  • Patternmaking ruler
  • Sewing equipment.



Overview of Assessment

Detailed course and assessment requirements and information will be made available to you first week of class. Specific details will be explained to you during scheduled classes.

This course comprises both practical and theory components. You will be expected to attend and participate in class activities.


As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times and participate in formal assessment tasks.


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


Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task – 1 Class Activities: 20%

Assessment Task – 2 Drape to Pattern folio: 30%

Assessment Task – 3 Draping detail Final Project (collaborative Studio 2 Industry Project)50%


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3
1. Prepare draping tools and equipment

X

X

X

2. Prepare model form for draping

X

X

X

3. Prepare fabric for draping

X

X

X

4. Plan drape

X

X

X

5. Perform draping

X

X

X

6. Transfer drape to paper

X

X

X

7. Produce final pattern

X

X

X

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