Course Title: Sew design prototypes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5237C

Course Title: Sew design prototypes

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

Sharon Koenig -
Julie Wood -


Nominal Hours: 60

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 assemble a prototype garment using commercial machines.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4016B Sew design prototypes


1. Prepare for garment assembly

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Relevant information on design elements is collected and
1.2 Work pieces are prepared according to design concept.
1.3 Pattern pieces are laid out and attached to the fabric to
match fabric pattern, nap and weave.
1.4 Garment components are laid out according to sequence
of assembly operations.
1.5 Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS
practices .
1.6 Machines are set up and adjusted according to
specifications for work.


2. Assemble garment components

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Components are assembled according to OHS practices,
and accepted garment assembly techniques .
2.2 Garment is checked for sizing and appearance.
2.3 Garment is adjusted to better display design
characteristics and correct fabric alignment, garment fitting
and other features.


3. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Required hand sewing and finishing is undertaken
according to design concept requirements.
3.2 Garment is pressed according to fabric requirements and
garment construction details.
3.3 Quality and impact of finished garment is checked against
original design concept.
3.4 Assembly issues are noted and communicated to
appropriate personnel .

Learning Outcomes

Students will learn a range of skills in a simulated work environment. Including the skills and knowledge required to assemble a range of prototype garments using different sewing machines and equipment.

Details of Learning Activities

This course is integrated with LMTFD4011B Cut Fabric for Prototype Designs and LMTFD4007B Conduct Quality assurance for garments to form a cluster called ‘Production Prototypes.’


1. Trainer assisted use of self-paced learning materials
2. Observation tasks during which learners observe garment assembly processes.
3. Safety procedures and practices: demonstrations and practice in making safe use of materials and equipment.
4. Examination of specification formats and practice in developing assembly plans
5. Machine set-ups including doing adjustments to settings; needle and thread type selection by comparing the characteristic of different fabrics
6. Receiving work-pieces; practice in handling work correctly including participation in a production run such as a Just in Time activity.
7. Doing quality checks: activities in identification of faults by reference to specifications and procedures for correcting faults
8. Giving and receiving relevant information; activities related to record keeping procedures
Garment construction practice relating to sewing operations and techniques for preparing and assembling whole garments according to specifications and timelines.

Teaching Schedule

Nominal Hours: 60 hours which includes 16 hours of outside class activity consisting of 1 hour per week to complete assembly plans and garment construction.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1-3: Garment 1 -Complex Garment Construction.

Weeks 4-6: Garment 2 - Complex Garment Construction and sewing including Sampler.

Weeks7-8: Garment 3 - Complex Garment Construction and sewing with knitted fabric.

Weeks9-11: Garment 4 – Complex Garment Construction. 

Weeks 12-15: Garment 5 - Complex Garment Construction and sewing of a holistic project.

Week 16: Presentation.

Please note that due to unforseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change.

More detail will be available on your weekly planner which you will receive during week 1 of classes.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Course specific information on RMIT Blackboard

Other Resources

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 Tasks
Garment 1
Garment 2
Garment 3
Garment 4
Garment 5 
Each garment assessment includes: 
   Finished garment 
   Assembly Plans 
   Collated and sequenced class work & notes 
   Sewing Activities
All garments must be sucessfully completed to be deemed competent and to validate the full range of skills required have been developed in this course and  for the student to achieve a pass grade,  All garments must be sucessfully completed by due dates for a graded assessment. 

Assessment Matrix

 Garment 1
Garment 2 Garment 3
Garment 4 Garment 5
1 Prepare for garment assembly √√√√√
2 Assemble
garment components

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