Course Title: Cut fabrics for prototype designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: MANU7196C

Course Title: Cut fabrics for prototype designs

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

Claire Nolan – claire.nolan@rmit.edu.au
Sharon Koenig – sharon.koenig@rmit.edu.au

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

LMTCL2001A Use a Sewing Machine (P)
LMTCL2004A Sew Components (P)
LMTGN2001A Follow defined OH&S policies and Procedures (P)
LMTFD4016A Sew Design Prototypes (CO)
LMTFD4007A Conduct Quality Assurance for Pattern and Garments (CO)

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to lay up, make marker and cut work for sample designs where only a couple of garments would be cut out at a time, as required to test design or pattern or make final samples of garment.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4011A Cut fabrics for prototype designs

Element:

1. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation, cutting table and seating are set up according to OH&S practices and specifications for work.
1.2 Cutting equipment is cleaned, checked and servicing assessed according to manufacturer instructions.
1.3 Cutting table is prepared to suit correct lay length.
1.4 Lay-up and marking equipment is set up and prepared for use.

Element:

2. Lay up fabric

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Laying-up instructions are interpreted.
2.2 Fabric is collected and checked.
2.3 Fabric width and quality are checked with laying-up instructions.
2.4 Fabric is laid up and fabric tension adjusted to match fabric performance.
2.5 Fabric is checked for faults and required action taken

Element:

3. Draft lay marker

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Cutting order is interpreted for marking requirements such as fabric type, width, quantity and garment sizes.
3.2 Required pattern pieces are collected and checked manually or by computer.
3.3 Pattern pieces are manipulated and positioned manually on paper or by computer for most efficient fabric use.
3.4 Lay marker is drawn up manually or by computer.
3.5 Laying-up instructions are prepared according to order requirements.

Element:

4. Copy marker

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Marker is checked against order requirements.
4.2 Marker is copied either manually or by computer.

Element:

5. Position marker 

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Marker is placed on the lay.
5.2 Marker and lay alignment are checked and adjustments made as required.

Element:

6. Cut work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Lay is cut using cutting equipment according to requirements for operation.
6.2 Cut work is inspected, any faults identified and appropriate action taken to ensure cut pieces meet quality standards.
6.3 Preventative action is taken to avoid any recurrence of defective pieces and is recorded.
6.4 Performance of cutting equipment is regularly checked for signs of faulty operation, including evidence from inspection of cut pieces, and any required action is taken.

Element:

7. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Cut work is directed to next operation and work area is cleaned and prepared for next job.
7.2 Master copy of lay marker is stored in filing drawer or computer.


Learning Outcomes


This course is integrated with LMTFD4016A Sew Design Prototypes and LMTFD4007A Conduct Quality assurance for Pattern and Garments, to meet customer specifications to form a cluster called ‘Production Prototypes.’ 

Students will learn a range of skills in a simulated work environment. Including the skills and knowledge to lay up, make markers and cutwork for sample designs. the work from this course will be used to further develop your skills in the aother two courses being taught as part of this cluster 




Details of Learning Activities

In a simulated work environment students will learn the required skills and knowledge the:
1. Setting up a work area (as specified) and following safety procedures.
2. Creation of range a efficient markers for different fabric types.
3. Checking cutting orders and fabrics in preparation for cutting
4. Laying up simple lay plans for prototypes
5. Cutting prototypes according specified quality standards
6. Creation and storing scale markers


Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-2: Garment 1
Analyse appropriate quality inspection procedures for cut work prior to commencement of sewing
Weeks 3-5: Garment 2
Conduct appropriate quality inspection procedures for cut work prior to commencement of sewing. Identify any faults and rectify as required
Weeks 6-8: Garment 3
Conduct appropriate quality inspection procedures for cut work prior to commencement of sewing. Identify any faults and rectify as required

Weeks 9-11: Garment 4
Analyse Cutting orders/Instruction.
Demonstrate appropriate Work station setup and safety; equipment; cutting requirements
Create appropriate lay-plan for garment
• Inspect for fabric efficiency, faults, fabric requirements
Cut prototype
• Carry out appropriate quality checks
• Work safely
Store completed patterns, cut–work and fabrics as appropriate. Discuss options in different situations.
Complete appropriate paperwork.

Weeks 12-15: Garment 5
Analyse Cutting orders/Instruction.
Set-up and work in appropriate Work station following safety, equipment and cutting requirements
Quality check patterns and ensure all appropriate information is included before starting

Create appropriate lay-plan for garment
• Inspect for fabric efficiency, faults, fabric requirements
Cut prototype
• Carry out appropriate quality checks
• Work safely
Store completed patterns, cut–work and fabrics as appropriate.
Complete appropriate paperwork.

Weeks 16-17: Garment 6
Analyse Cutting orders/Instruction.
Set-up and work in appropriate Work station following safety, equipment and cutting requirements
Quality check patterns and ensure all appropriate information is included before starting

Create appropriate lay-plan for garment
• Inspect for fabric efficiency, faults, fabric requirements
Cut prototype
• Carry out appropriate quality checks
• Work safely
Store completed patterns, cut–work and fabrics as appropriate.
Complete appropriate paperwork.

Maintenance of cutting equipment

Week 18: Final revision and feedback

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.
More detail will be available from your weekly planner which you will receive during week 1 of classes.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References

G. Cooklin. Introduction to Clothing Manufacture

R. Samuels and R. Hoffman. A Cut Above the Rest

D. A. Giollo and B Berke. Fashion Production Terms


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment is based on observation of class work and practical exercises with students demonstrating skills to cut a range of different garments, including the skill to:
• Use and maintain equipment in appropriate and safe manner.
• Mark out patterns as per industry process
• Conduct checks throughout process to ensure everything is correct
• Cut and bundle work as appropriate
• Complete all relevant paperwork related to the cutting of garment/s and file finished work and pattern as appropriate.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment includes:
Observation of Cutting tasks and practical exercises undertaken by student in class.
Reference Folder with
1/5 scale markers and supporting documentation
Garment 5………...50%
Garment 6…………50%
Total 100%


Assessment Matrix

 Garment 5Garment 6
1. Prepare workstation XX
2. Lay up fabric XX
3. Draft lay marker XX
4. Copy marker
XX
5. Position marker
XX
6. Cut work XX
7. Complete work XX

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