Course Title: Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5203C

Course Title: Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations

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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Julie Wood -

Tina Marino-Grahame -

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

LMTFD4010A Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to analyse the fit of a garment or toile on the individual body, making necessary adjustments and altering the pattern over a range of garment types.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5019A Analyse individual fit and make pattern alterations


1.  Assess body characteristics

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Individual body characteristics and unique features are identified and assessed for potential problems in fit.

1.2 Information on individual body characteristics is recorded.


2. Fit garment or toile on individual

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Garment or toile is put on the individual.

2.2 Comfort and fit is discussed with individual.

2.3 Necessary adjustments to garment or toile are made.

2.4 Agreement is reached on adjustments with individual.

2.5 Work schedule is developed with individual for future and final fittings.


3. Make pattern alterations

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Tools and equipment are obtained and prepared for altering patterns.

3.2 Required alterations are recorded.

3.3 Garment or toile alterations are transferred to the pattern.

3.4 Pattern alterations are finalised.

3.5 Final patterns are completed, labelled and checked for accuracy and completeness of all necessary information, to ensure compliance with specifications.

3.6 Patterns are filed and stored.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to fitting a range of garments or toiles on an individual person or form and making size and fit alterations on the garment or toile; then transferring these alterations to the pattern.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFD5010A Develop and present Design concepts within specific guidelines
and LMTFD4004A Calculate cost estimates for fashion products to form a cluster or learning program called Design Studio 2.

In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks involved in the development and fit of patterns. This process will be integrated into the following key activities that you are required to undertake 
• research outside of regular class times.
• integrate skills across the design and product development process and focus on the use and experimentation of design studio processes based on fashion industry requirements. This will result in the production of a fashion design product/s which meets specified design briefs

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule-

WEEK 1 - 8
• Introduction to course requirements, attendance, assessment etc.
Industry partner project assessment 1
• Discuss fitting and figure analysis for Industry Project
• Time management strategies.
• Submit Project 1 – Toile, Pattern and Final Garment for assessment and feedback
Out of Class Time.
1.75 hrs per week for pattern development ,toiling and final garment

WEEKS 9 - 15
Introduction to Project requirements
Jeans Project Assessment 2. .
Finalise Project 2 Toile, Pattern and Final Garment
Out of Class Time
1.75 hrs per week for pattern development ,toiling and final garment

• Submit and present final work including Toile, Pattern and Final Garment for assessment and feedback.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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 1- Submission for IndustryProject

  •     Design Developement and Story Boards
  •     Appropriate Specifications
  •     Toile, Pattern and Final Garments

Assessment 2- Submission for Jeans Project

  • Design Developement and Story Boards
  • Appropriate Specifications
  • Toile, Pattern and Final Garments 


Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1Assessment 2
1. Assess body characteristics



2. Fit garment or toile on individual



3. Make pattern alterations



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