Course Title: Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5236C

Course Title: Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications

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

Dawn Taylor

Julie Wood

Ginny Yarnton

Nominal Hours: 50

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

LMTCL3009B - Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles
LMTFD4010B - Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to create a pattern from a block to meet design and fit specifications of the customer

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4015B Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications


1. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

1. Prepare workstation
Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS
practices and specifications for work.
1.2 Pattern-making tools and equipment are selected and
1.3 Any additional materials and equipment required to
perform task are collected.
1.4 Pattern-making tools, equipment and supplies are laid out
according to OHS practices for efficient and safe


2. Interpret the design

Performance Criteria:

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


3. Select block

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Client is measured.
3.2 Pattern production is planned according to quality
standards and workplace procedures.
3.3 Appropriate block is selected and size adjustments made.


4. Create pattern

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Design lines are proportioned on dress form.
4.2 Pattern-making principles are applied in developing
4.3 Methods and formulas used are documented.
4.4 Pattern is produced from existing block to customer
design and fit.
4.5 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam
allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
4.6 Pattern pieces are labelled and markings completed.


5. Test and finalise pattern

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Toile or garment segments are tested for proportioning
and fit.
5.2 Fitting is performed to ensure that prototype meets with
customer satisfaction.
5.3 Any pattern alterations are completed and assessed to
meet fit and design requirements.
5.4 Pattern is finalised and checked to ensure accuracy,
completeness and compliance to design specifications.
5.5 Final patterns are directed to next production process.


6. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Pattern specification sheet is completed and attached to
patterns for storage.
6.2 Finished patterns are filed.

Learning Outcomes

On sucessful completion of  this course you will develop the required skills and knowledge as it applies to the development of a pattern from an existing block for an individual size and to meet the styling requirements of the customer; as well as developing the of skills associated with communication, problem solving and planning and organising to interpret design specifications, select procedures and tools and create a pattern. Communication and numeracy skills are used to interpret designs and develop and document pattern specifications. Self management skills are used to test the pattern and ensure conformance to quality standards.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFD4001B Apply Design Studio Process to form a a cluster or learning program called Design Studio 1
In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.
• You will be required to undertake research outside of regular class times.
• You will integrate skills across the design process and focus on the use and experimentation of design studio processes which will result in the production of a fashion design product which meets a specified brief.

Teaching Schedule

WEEK 1 - 5
• Introduction to course requirements, attendance, assessment etc.
• Generic Jacket and sampler construction for Project 1
• Self-directed design & research for Project 2.
• Time management strategies.

Submit Project 1(generic jacket and samplers) to demonstrate required skill and competency before commencement of Project 2.
  Submit Research/Design Development for Project 2

WEEK 1 - 5 

4 hours out of class time to be spent rersearching complex pattern making techniques for Project 2.

WEEKS 6 – 15
o Commence patternmaking and toiling for Project 2.
o Cut final production patterns in card.
o Cut the final garments ready for production.
o Tailored garments construction.
o Finalise garments and related project work for assessment as per original Design Brief Criteria.

Submit Final patterns on paper with pattern record/specification sheet week 10 for pre- assessment
Submit Final Patterns on Card with pattern record/specification sheet Week 13

Industry Partner Briefing and Reviews in weeks 10-14 for Design Studio 2

WEEKS 6 -15

6 hours out of class time to be spent finalising patterns onto card.


Submit and present final Tailored garments & Design specification sheet and Range boards for assessment and feedback.


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Patternmaking for Fashion Design’ Helen Joseph Armstrong

Other Resources

WGSN for Trend forecasting

RMIT Blackboard

Essential Learning resources students need to have for all Design Studio classes:

  • Selection of pencils: H,HB and 2B
  • Pattern hooks,
  • Garment bag,
  • Grading ruler,
  • Sewing equipment,
  • Sewing machine,
  • Patternmaking equipment.

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


Generic Tailored jacket & samplers.

ASSESSMENT 2  ( 25%)

Research and Design Development Folio.


Final patterns on paper (pre-assessment).

Final patterns on card; final toiles and  Pattern Record/Specification sheet.


Construction of Final Tailored Garments with finalised  Pattern Record/Specification sheet.


Final Range boards.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1

Tailored Generic jacket & samplers

Assessment 2

Research and Design folio.

Assessment 3

Final Patterns,toiles and specifications


 Assessment 4

Construction of final garments and specifications

Assessment 5

Final Range boards

1 Prepare workstation X
2 Interpret the Design. X
3 Select Block.   X
4 Create pattern   X
5 Test and finalise pattern X
6 Complete work. X

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