Course Title: Develop patterns for complex fashion garments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5201C

Course Title: Develop patterns for complex fashion garments

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Dawn Taylor:

Travis Hart:

Tina Marino:

Nominal Hours: 100

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

LMTFD4015A Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to develop a range of patterns for use in the production of complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5015A Develop patterns for complex fashion garments


1 Prepare pattern workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OH&S practices and specifications for work.
1.2 Patternmaking tools and equipment are selected and prepared.
1.3 Any additional materials and equipment required to perform task are collected.
1.4 Patternmaking tools, equipment and supplies are laid out.


2 Analyse garment range

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Garments in range are confirmed.
2.2 Design sketches or drawings and specifications are interpreted and clarified with designer as required.
2.3 Intended purpose of design is established.
2.4 Profile of target market is obtained.
2.5 Designs are evaluated and recorded in relation to specification of fit model, body movement and comfort.


3. Analyse fabrics for garment range

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Fabric characteristics and performance, trims and finishing are considered in relation to the design.
3.2 Any fabrics assessed as not suitable for the design are reported to designer.
3.3 Budget constraints for fashion label range are considered.


4 Select and assess block portfolio

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Pattern production for the design is planned.
4.2 Appropriate block portfolio is determined.
4.3 Blocks for block portfolio are selected and retrieved from storage.
4.4 Blocks are checked for accuracy and appropriateness.


5 Create pattern

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Ease for comfort and appropriateness is calculated in achieving design outcomes.
5.2 Advanced dart manipulation is performed as required.
5.3 Necessary adjustments are made to seams to create silhouette to match design brief.
5.4 Pattern is produced using advanced patternmaking principles.
5.5 Methods and formulas used are documented.
5.6 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
5.7 Pattern pieces are labelled and markings completed.


6 Prepare sample pattern

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Toile or prototype is constructed as appropriate in stages or as a complete garment.
6.2 Toile or prototype is examined and assessed in consultation with designer.
6.3 Pattern problems or faults are identified.
6.4 Pattern is altered or adjusted as required to meet design requirements.
6.5 Pattern is finalised and checked to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance to design requirements.


7 Develop pattern portfolio

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Patterns are prepared for product development and sampling.
7.2 Specification documents are prepared as required.
7.3 Patterns are stored and filed and stored.


8 Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to the development of patterns for complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements using an existing block and applying principles of patternmaking. Complex fashion garments covered by this unit include garments that require advanced styling.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFD4001A Apply design studio process to form a cluster or learning program called Design Studio 1
In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.
• You will develop patterns for complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements using an existing block.
• As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research outside of regular class times.

Teaching Schedule

WEEK 1 -5
• Introduction to course requirements,attendance,assessment etc.
• Generic Jacket construction
• Self-directed design research for Project 2.
• Time management strategies.
• Submit Project 1 for assessment.

WEEKS 6 – 16
o Commence patternmaking and toiling for Project 2.
o Cut final production patterns in card.
o Cut the final garment ready for production.
o Tailored suit construction
o Finalise garments and related project work for assessment as per original Design Brief Criteria.

WEEK 17 & 18
• Submit and present final work for assessment and feedback.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Patternmaking for Fashion Design’ Helen Joseph Armstrong

Other Resources

WGSN for trend forecasting.

Essential Learning Resources students need to have for all Design Studio classes:

Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
Pattern hooks,
Garment Bag,
Grading 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

Regular attendance is necessary to demonstrate that you can:
- Research trends and other relevant information
- Develop concepts and story board theme
- Prepare artwork, sketches and specifications
- Interpret and analyse the designs from the range
- Construct patterns for use in garment production
- Prepare and assemble pieces for garment assembly and conduct fittings
- Complete specification, procedures and costing for range of garment
- Communicate effectively with design team and clients
- Ensure workplace health and safety policies and statutory regulations are adhered to

Assessment 1
Project 1: Generic Jacket 10%
Assessment 2
Project 2: Design and research folio 25%
Assessment 3
Project 2: Patterns and specification and costing sheets 35%
Assessment 4
Project 2: Garment construction 30%

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1 Jacket

Assessment 2

 Design Research & Folio

Assessment 3    
Patterns & Toiles
Assessment 4   
Final garments & specifications
1. Analyse garment range composition               XX  
2. Construct the block  X 
3. Verify blocks for accuracy and suitabilityX X 
4. Develop block portfolio for fashion label  X 
5. Maintain recordsX  X

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