Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GRAP5225C

Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - 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

Margaret Parker -

 Kirsty Gorter -

 Sylvia Walsh -

Phillippa Loton -

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 draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design


1. Prepare drawing tools and equipment

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Drawing tools and equipment are selected.
1.2 Drawing tools and equipment are prepared for use.


2. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH&S practices.
2.2 Tools and equipment are set out to facilitate effective work practice.


3. Interpret design brief or specifications

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Trade drawing requirements are investigated and identified from Criteria are design brief.
3.2 Specifications are identified and followed as required.
3.3 Style of garment is identified.
3.4 Garment features required to complete trade drawing are identified.
3.5 Detailing and special effects are identified for use on Criteria are trade drawing.


4. Use template to produce trade drawing

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Quality criteria are used in trade drawing.
4.2 Template to draw trade drawing is selected.
4.2 Lines are drawn accurately to complete drawing, using a ruler where necessary.
4.2 Working drawing is produced to correctly represent a pattern piece or garment.
4.3 Relevant parts of drawing are identified and labelled.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Trade drawing is inspected against quality standards.
5.2 Any changes or adjustments to trade drawing are carried out as required.
5.3 Documentation relating to trade drawing is completed and stored.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to develop accurate trade or technical drawings as required to interpret and clarify a garment design in a simulated fashion work area.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTCL2011B Draw & Interpret a Basic sketch to form a cluster or learning program called Fashion Drawing

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.
• This is a manual drawing class using primarily, pencil and fine line pen.
• In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical fashion drawing tasks.
• You will be drawing garments and garment components, from a variety of sources such as magazines and samples, to Fashion industry standards.
• You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.
• You will be required to undertake research and assessment practice 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 further you understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.
• Your work needs to be authenticated in class to be eligible for assessment.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching schedule: Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change. Weekly outlines of topics to be covered and activities completed will be made available at the beginning of scheduled classes.
Week 1
Introduction to course and equipment required.
Eight head template figure (female).
Drawing techniques: using the layout paper, tracing, copying, using the light box, pencil, using the fine liner.
Developing garment templates for trade sketching; bodice, skirt, waisted pant and hipster jean, set-in sleeve shirt, magyar/raglan shape.
Week 2
Draw fabric flounce and drape.
Week 3
Draw gathers, shirring, basques and yokes.
Week 4
Draw garment wrap and shawl collar.
Week 5
Draw sewn on collar with and without a stand.
Week 6
Collar variations and construction.
Week 7
Draw sleeve types and plackets. The use of “blow-ups”, highlighting details.
Week 8
Draw pleats and pintucks.
Week 9
Draw tailored jacket: collar and revere.
Week 10
Continue drawing tailored jacket, single and double breasted, front and back view.
Week 11
Draw yarn knitted garment.
Week 12
Tailored pant and jeans. Draw zip openings. Draw pockets.
Week 13
Drawing lingerie and swimwear.
Week 14
Denim Jacket
Make trade sketch of a classic denim jacket from a sample. Draw and discuss jacket silhouette and detail variations.
Considering the constraints of the brief, make 15 clear rough sketches using a consistent scale for peer comment.
Week 15
Show your design ideas to peers for constructive comment.
Draw up 5 denim jacket variations that you wish to be considered for selection, using fine line pen.
Week 16
Select final design and colour up with markers.
Feedback on Garment Details
Week 17
Workplace fashion drawing task - Due at end of class.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Jenkyn Jones. S., Fashion Design 2nd Edition.


Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual, Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne;

McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow, Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice, Blackewell.

Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all design subjects:

• A3 folio for handing in your work for assessment
• A3 plastic sleeves
• Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
• A3 cartridge paper or pad
• Blank layout pad for rough ideas

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
Garment Details Assignment
Assessment 2
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task (includes competency in holistic Design project) 20%

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1               
Garment Details Assignment
Assessment 2                 Simulated workplace fashion drawing task (includes competency in holistic Design project) 20%
1. Prepare tools and equipment                     XX
2. Prepare workstationXX
3. Identify basic design stylesXX
4.Interpret sketchXX
5. Interpret design brief or specification.XX
6. Use templatesXX
7. Complete workXX

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