Course Title: Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU5379C

Course Title: Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

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

Betty Kanzurovski
Work Phone: 9925 9237
Office Location: 513.03.01

Ani Juracich
Work Phone: 9925 9214
Office Location: 513.03.01

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

LMTCL3009A Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to create patterns using an existing block, and applying advanced patternmaking principles.

The course is integrated with LMTFD4015A Create Pattern from a Block to meet customer specifications to form a cluster called Pattern & Block design

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4010A Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles


1.  Prepare 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 for efficient and safe operation.


2. Interpret the design

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Design drawings and specifications are interpreted and clarified.
2.2 Design lines and style features are identified.
2.3 Fabric characteristics and performance, and trims and finishings are considered in relation to design.
2.4 Any special construction methods or trim details of garment are considered in relation to design.
2.5 Ease allowance is determined.
2.6 Details of base size are obtained.


3. Select block

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pattern production is planned.
3.2 Appropriate block is determined for development of pattern.
3.3 Appropriate block is selected and retrieved from storage system.


4. Create pattern

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Advanced patternmaking principles are applied in developing pattern.
4.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
4.3 Pattern is produced from existing block to specified design.
4.4 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam allowances, ease allowance, seam match, hems and functional openings.
4.5 Pattern pieces are labelled and markings completed.


5. Test and finalise pattern

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Toile or garment segments are tested as appropriate.
5.2 Toile or garment segments are examined and assessed against design specifications.
5.3 Any pattern alterations are completed and assessed to meet specifications.
5.4 Pattern is finalised and checked to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance to design specifications.


6. Prepare pattern documentation for production

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Sizing system for pattern and base size are identified.
6.2 Spreadsheet of full range for selected sizing system is prepared with essential measurements.
6.3 Grade table for full size range is prepared.
6.4 Pattern specification sheets with trade drawings are completed and attached to patterns for storage.
6.5 Work order for sizing labels is prepared as required.
6.6 Finished patterns are filed.

Learning Outcomes

The unit applies to the development of a variety of pattern styles utilising the basic principles of patternmaking, including dart manipulation. Patterns are created in a simulated workarea meeting specification requirements.

Details of Learning Activities

In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.
You will develop the skill to -
• measure and assess fit requirement
• develop patterns from a base size block
• determine and Interpret design lines and features
• create, check and test patterns
• standard operation procedures to label and identify final pattern components
• maintain accurate records though development of student notes and course hand outs
• Use trade sketches to identify information and finalise pattern specification sheets
•recording and reporting practices
•You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each progressive task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.
• As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practise outside of regular class times.
• You are reminded of the learning expectation that you will complete an equal amount of research time outside of class as you do in class to demonstrate your understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule
Week 1
• Course guide
• OH&S guidelines
• Assessment requirements.
• Bodice Dart Manipulation revision exercise
• Draft shirt block by using the bodice block

Week 2 -3
• Shirt styles

Week 4
• Self directed learning task – shirt style
• Written Quiz

Week 5
• Adapt dress block by using the bodice block and skirt block
• Empire line exercise
• Princess line exercise

Week 6 - 8
• Dress styles

Week 9
• Dress Assignment Analysis
• Begin working on the Jacket Assignment

Week 10 - 12
• Jacket Assignment
• Once completed pattern, cut out in calico to test pattern

Week 14
• Fit jacket and make any required adjustment to pattern and finalise for production

Week 15
• Draft T –shirt block using Specification sheet

Week 16
• T-shirt styles

Week 16 - 17
• Cowls

Week 18

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Pattern making for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong

Designing Apparel through the Flat Patten by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross

Metric Pattern Making by Winifred Aldrich

Fabric, Form and Flat pattern making by Winifred Aldrich

How to Draft Basic Patterns by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross

Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all Patternmaking subjects:
• A4 folio for maintain all class work
• A4 plastic sleeves
• A4 plastic plain paper
• Pattern scissors
• Fabric scissors
• Patternmaking rulers
• Mechanical pencil and spare leads
• Stapler and spare staples
• Sticky tape (Magic tape)
• Tape measure
• pins, needle and thread
• Awl
• Tracing Wheel
• Eraser
• Colour pens
• Colour markers

Overview of Assessment

Each unit of learning consists of development of patterns for several style adaptations for a range of garments
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

Assessment Tasks

Written Quiz – 10%
Dress Assignment – 25%
Jacket Assignment – 30%
Maintain record folio – 30%
• Progressive Class work
• Specification sheets
• Method and formulas used are documented

All elements must be achieve to be deemed competent in this unit

Assessment Matrix


Assessment 1   

Written Quiz

Assessment 2 
     Dress Assignment
Assessment 3           Jacket AssignmentAssessment 4   
Maintain Record folio
Element 1
Prepare workstation
Element 2
Interpret the design
Element 3
Select block
Element 4
Create pattern
Element 5
Test and finalise pattern
Element 6
Prepare pattern documentation for production

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