Course Title: Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: MANU5378C

Course Title: Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

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

Betty Kanzurovski –

Susie Tsoukas -

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 construct stock size blocks according to size and fit specifications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4008A Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications


1. Interpret size and fit
2. Construct block
3. Construct and assess toiles
4. Develop and complete final block
5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Size and fit specifications and Australian Standards are interpreted and clarified with designer or relevant personnel.
1.2 Base size to be constructed is identified.
1.3 Base size and fit model are checked for compatibility.
1.4 Size is evaluated and recorded in relation to specification of fit model, body movement and comfort.

2.1 Appropriate drafting principles and methods are selected for block
2.2 Measurements of fit model are analysed and input into block
drafting formulas and methodology.
2.3 Ease allowance is determined.
2.4 Block is constructed using patternmaking technical skills and
OH&S practices and checked to ensure compliance with
2.5 Methods and formulas used are documented.

3.1 Toiles are accurately cut and constructed from block.
3.2 Correct proportion, fit and balance is confirmed by fitting and
necessary minor adjustments are made.
3.3 Accuracy of toiles is evaluated in relation to fit, comfort and
appropriate to base size specifications.

4.1 Information from toiles, including any minor adjustments is
transferred to blocks.
4.2 Final blocks are completed, labelled and checked for accuracy and completeness of all necessary information, and to ensure compliance with specifications.
5.1 Blocks are filed and stored.
5.2 All required documentation is completed.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the construction of blocks for use in garment production to meet size and fit specifications. Blocks are used as the basis for patternmaking to develop new styles.

Details of Learning Activities

Activities will include construction of blocks and toiles to:
• interpret size
• measure fit model
• construct and check blocks
• develop and adjust toiles
• communicate effectively with design team, customers, etc.
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
• Course
• OH&S guidelines
• Assessment requirements.
• Pattern making equipment
• Introduction Basic exercises

Week 2
• Experimental fitting of calico/pattern on to the mannequin to ascertain basic principle of fit of skirt
• Explanation of technical terms on skirt block
• Draft skirt block

Week 3 – 6
• Cut skirt block onto cardboard
• Basic dart manipulation
o Silhouettes
o yoke/Basque
o pleats, tucks
o Gathering.

• Skirt requirements
o Zip opening
o Button wraps
o Waistbands
o Pockets

Week 7 – 8
Apply Techniques learnt over the pass weeks into 2 skirt styles

Week 9
Independent learning task

Week 10
• Direct measurement drafting
o Circular skirt
o Gore skirts

• Experimental fitting of calico/pattern on to the mannequin to ascertain basic principle of fit of pant
• Explanation of technical terms on pant block
• Draft pant block

Week12 – 13
2 x Pant styles
To include basic elements covered weeks 3- 6

Week 14
Dart Manipulation exercise

Week 15
• Experimental fitting of calico/pattern on to the mannequin to ascertain basic principle of fit of bodice and sleeve
• Explanation of technical terms on bodice and sleeve block
• Draft bodice and sleeve block

Week 16 – 17
Independent learning task
• Collar and sleeve group activity

Week 18
Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Authentication of Work

PLEASE NOTE: Tasks that work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment. Regular attendance is necessary.
In class activities - 40 %
• Progressive Class work
• Drafts and intermediate patterns
• Final patterns
Reference folder - 30%
• Collated Specification sheets
• Experimental full scale, ½ scale , and 1/5th scale work
Assessment Tasks - 30%
• Activity/Test
TOTAL - 100%

Each unit consists of several style adaptations.
Each style requires a record to be collated and stored in an A4 size Arch folder. The record should contain the following sections:
• Full scale pattern Drafts including any intermediate stages- Labelled with all necessary information
• Completed Pattern- Accurately cut with all necessary pattern markings and information
• Specification Sheet – complete with trade quality diagrams and all relevant information necessary for garment production

You will be given further information about the assessment tasks in class.

Assessment Tasks

Progressive Class work; In class activities:
• Drafts and intermediate patterns
• Final patterns 40%

Reference folder:
Collated Specification sheets, experimental full, ½, and 1/5th scale work 25%

Assessment Activity/Test: Independent work simulated exercise 35%
TOTAL: 100%

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

Out of class work

Assessment will involve research outside of Class time.
Out of class work facilitates learning in a self paced manner and forms part of the overall achievement of the competencies in the course.

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.

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