Course Title: Develop patterns for complex fashion garments

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GRAP5247C

Course Title: Develop patterns for complex fashion garments

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

Betty Kanzurovski
Work Phone: 9925 9232
Office Location: 513.03.01

Anni Juracich
Work Phone: 9925 9236
Office Location: 513.03.01


Nominal Hours: 100

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
LMTFD4015B - Create pattern from block to meet customer specifications

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to develop patterns for use in the production of complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD5015B Develop patterns for complex fashion garments


1. Prepare pattern workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and specifications for work.

1.2 Pattern-making tools and equipment are selected and prepared.

1.3 Any additional materials and equipment required to perform task are collected.

1.4 Patternmaking tools, equipment and supplies are laid out.


2. Analyse garment range

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Garments in range are confirmed.

2.2 Design sketches or drawings and specifications are interpreted and clarified with designer as required.

2.3 Intended purpose of design is established.

2.4 Profile of target market is obtained.

2.5 Designs are evaluated and recorded in relation to specification of fit model, body movement and comfort.


3. Analyse fabrics for garment range

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Fabric characteristics and performance, trims and finishing are considered in relation to the design.

3.2 Any fabrics assessed as not suitable for the design are reported to designer.

3.3 Budget constraints for fashion label range are considered.


4. Select and assess block portfolio

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Pattern production for the design is planned.

4.2 Appropriate block portfolio is determined.

4.3 Blocks for block portfolio are selected and retrieved from storage.

4.4 Blocks are checked for accuracy and appropriateness.


5. Create pattern

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Ease for comfort and appropriateness is calculated in achieving design outcomes.

5.2 Advanced dart manipulation is performed as required.

5.3 Necessary adjustments are made to seams to create silhouette to match design brief.

5.4 Pattern is produced using advancedpattern-making principles .

5.5 Methods and formulas used are documented.

5.6 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.

5.7 Pattern pieces are labelled and markings completed.


6. Prepare sample pattern

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Toile or prototype is constructed as appropriate in stages or as a complete garment.

6.2 Toile or prototype is examined and assessed in consultation with designer.

6.3 Pattern problems or faults are identified.

6.4 Pattern is altered or adjusted as required to meet design requirements.

6.5 Pattern is finalised and checked to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance to design requirements.


7. Develop pattern portfolio

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Patterns are prepared for product development and sampling.

7.2 Specification documents are prepared as required.

7.3 Patterns are stored and filed and stored.


8. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

8.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.

Learning Outcomes

On sucessful completion of this course the student will have developed the required skills and knowledge in planning and organisingrequired to to develop patterns. Problem solving skills are required to determine and apply suitable patternmaking principles to achieve design requirements and identify any pattern problems. Communication and numeracy skills are used to interpret designs and develop and document pattern specifications. Self management skills are used to ensure safe use of technology and conformance of work to quality standards.

Details of Learning Activities

The unit applies to the development of patterns for complex fashion garments with advanced styling requirements using an existing block and applying principles of patternmaking.
Work will involve individual and team-related activities in a classroom environment.
Skills associated within the course involve self management skills, planning, organising and problem solving techniques, and suitable patternmaking principles to achieve design requirements and identify any pattern problems.

Teaching Schedule

Week 1

Course guide and Introduction:
Assessment Requirements
OH&S guidelines

Dart Manipulations – ½ scale revision exercises
Toiling block for homework – in full and half scale

Out of class hours – 1 ½ hrs

Week 2 – 5

Advance Dart Manipulations
Self directed/directed exercises using drape and 2D pattern principles inclusive of pleating, gathering, twist, cowls and bias grain

Out of class hours – 8 hrs

Week 6 – 7

Assessment Task 2

Out of class hours – 5 hrs

Week 8

Presentation of Assessment Task 1

Set - Out of class activities

Out of class hours – 2 hrs

Week 9

Advance Sleeve development

Out of class hours – 1 hr

Week 10

Advance Skirt development

Out of class hours – 1 hr

Week 11 - 13

Assessment Task 3

Out of class hours – 8 hrs

Week 14

Assessment Task 3 Due at begin of class
Presentation of task

Week 15
Advance pattern making principles

Out of class hours – 1 hr

Week 16
Assessment: Appointments/feedback – Bring along Assessment Task 1
End of Semester 2

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Designing Apparel through the Flat Patten by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross
Fabric, Form and Flat pattern making by Winifred Aldrich
Patternmaking for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong
Draping for Apparel Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong

Other Resources

Other resources/information:
Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all Patternmaking subjects:
• A4 folio for maintain all class work
• A4 plastic sleeves
• A4 plastic plain paper
• Pattern scissors
• Fabric scissors
• Patternmaking rulers
• Mechanical pencil and spare leads
• Stapler and spare staples
• Sticky tape (Magic tape)
• Tape measure
• pins, needle and thread
• Awl
• Tracing Wheel
• Eraser
• Colour pens
• Colour markers

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 Task 1 – Maintain Record Folio
Assessment Task 2
Assessment Task 3

Assessment Matrix


Assessment Task 1


Assessment Task 2  Assessment Task 3 
1. Prepare pattern
2. Analyse garment range  X
3. Analyse fabrics for
garment range
4. Select and assess block
5. Create patternXXX
6. Prepare sample pattern XX
7. Develop pattern portfolioXXX
8. Maintain recordsX  

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