Course Title: Produce fashion illustrations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5244C

Course Title: Produce fashion illustrations

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 Email:mandy,

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kirsty Gorter 

9925 9219

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to produce fashion illustrations to visually communicate the fashion figure in a variety of poses and silhouettes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5011B Produce fashion illustrations


1. Prepare work area

Performance Criteria:

Workbench and seating are set up according to OHS practices. Drawing tools and equipment are selected and prepared.


2. Select reference source

Performance Criteria:

Reference source appropriate to illustration requirements is selected. Reference source is collaged to assist in illustration process. Compositional balance, scale and perspective are analysed.


3. Select appropriate techniques for fashion illustration

Performance Criteria:

A variety of illustration techniques are identified for use in presenting fashion illustration. Appropriate media are selected.


4. Produce fashion illustration

Performance Criteria:

Proportion, scale and stylisation relevant to fashion illustration are selected. Clean, confident and stylised lines are used in presenting representation of fashion figure. A variety of silhouettes and poses are illustrated. Illustration of clothed fashion figure is produced.


5. Complete documentation

Performance Criteria:

Illustration is inspected against quality standards. Any changes or adjustments to sketches are carried out as required. Documentation relating to fashion illustration is completed and stored.

Learning Outcomes

On sucessful completion of this course requires the learner to develop the skill and knowledge required to produce fashion illustrations to visually communicate the fashion figure in a variety of poses and silhouettes using stylised drawing and rendering techniques.
Learning also requires the development of skills in planning and organising, problem solving and communication to interpret specifications and produce illustrations. Self management skills are required to ensure illustrations meet quality standards.

Details of Learning Activities

OHS practices OHS practices must include hazard identification and control, risk assessment and implementation of risk reduction measures specific to the tasks described by this unit and may
• manual handling techniques
• standard operating procedures
• personal protective equipment
• safe materials handling
• taking of rest breaks
• ergonomic arrangement of workplaces
• following marked walkways
• safe storage of equipment
• housekeeping
• reporting accidents and incidents
• other OHS practices relevant to the job and enterprise

Draping tools and equipment may include
• model form
• narrow tape
• tape measure
• pen/pencil
• scissors
• rule
• marker pens
• hole punch
• pins
• triangle square
• French curve
• pattern notcher
• weights

Working drawing • design lines as depicted in the fashion sketch that are then transferred onto the model form using narrow tape

Fabric must be

• the fabric of the final garment or a fabric that has the same handle or drape
Fabric handling qualities may include
• fall
• stretch
• stability
• drape

Drape plan may include

• adding fullness (pleats, tucks, gathers)
• multiple darts/division of darts
• symmetric and/or asymmetric design features
• cowls, twists, knots

Teaching Schedule

Week 1 -Introduction

Week 2 - wk 5 Fashion figure featuring fashion garments - development

Week 6- wk 10 Mixed media trials demonstrating various fabrics/weights

Week 11- Assessment 1 due. Folio.

Week 12 - wk 14 Dress assignment as per Design Studio 2

Week 15 - Layout and presentation of 3 best Fashion Illustrations (1x featuring Design Studio 2 dress)

Week 16- Assessment 2 due, class presentation

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

Library, internet, fashion periodicals.

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 - Folio, demonstrating fashion figure development and mixed media experimentation

Assessment 2 - Present 3 of the best fashion illustrations. 1of the illustrations must be a Spring Racing Carnival Dress as per Design Studio 2 Design brief

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment Task 1Assessment Task 2
1. Prepare work areaXX
2. Select reference sourceXX
3. Select appropriate techniques for fashion illustrationXX
4. Produce fashion illustrationXX
5. Complete documentationXX

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