Course Title: Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU5931C

Course Title: Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles

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 

Tina Marino 
Work Phone: 9925 9256
Office Location: 513.03.01

Nominal Hours: 80

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

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to create patterns using an existing block, and applying advanced patternmaking principles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4010B Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles


1. Prepare 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 Pattern-making tools, equipment and supplies are laid out for efficient and safe operation.


2. Interpret the design

Performance Criteria:

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


3. Select block

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Pattern production is planned.
3.2 Appropriate block is determined for development of pattern.
3.3 Appropriate block is selected and retrieved from storage system.


4. Create pattern

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Advanced patternmaking principles are applied in developing pattern.
4.2 Methods and formulas used are documented.
4.3 Pattern is produced from existing block to specified design.
4.4 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy of seam allowances, ease allowance, seam match, hems and functional openings.
4.5 Pattern pieces are labelled and markings completed.


5. Test and finalise pattern

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Toile or garment segments are tested as appropriate.
5.2 Toile or garment segments are examined and assessed against design specifications.
5.3 Any pattern alterations are completed and assessed to meet specifications.
5.4 Pattern is finalised and checked to ensure accuracy, completeness and compliance to design specifications.


6. Prepare pattern documentation for production

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Sizing system for pattern and base size are identified.
6.2 Spreadsheet of full range for selected sizing system is prepared with essential measurements.
6.3 Grade table for full size range is prepared.
6.4 Pattern specification sheets with trade drawings are completed and attached to patterns for storage.
6.5 Work order for sizing labels is prepared as required.
6.6 Finished patterns are filed.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required in the development of a range of patterns from an existing block/s, using advanced patternmaking principles, including contouring, square blocking and pivoting.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with MANU5930C Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications to form a cluster called Pattern & Block Design.
Activities will include construction of blocks and toiles to:
• interpret size
• measure fit model
• construct and check blocks
• develop and adjust toiles
• communicate effectively with design team, customers, etc.
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course guide and Introduction:
Assessment Requirements
OH&S guidelines
Hand out Assessment task 1 Brief

Mannequin - Size and fit specification and Australian standards are interpreted and clarified
RMIT Base size is identified Draft Bodice and sleeve Block

1½ hr out of class

Week 2
Hand out Assessment Task 2 Brief – Jacket Assignment
Body measurement - Size and fit specification are interpreted and clarified
Draft personnel jacket block - Homework – sew up toile of jacket block

2 hrs out of class

Draft Dress block using Skirt and Bodice blocks – Full and ½ scales

Week 3 - 5
Revision - Dart Manipulation exercises – ½ scale

Dress styles – DR-01

Empire line Dart Manipulation exercises – ½ scale
Dress styles – DR-02

Fit jacket block toiles over the 3 week period

Fit Holistic Casual Jacket Block and make any required adjustments 

3 hrs out of class

Week 6 - 9
Assessment Task 2 –

Holistic Casual Jacket Assignment
5 ½ hrs out of class

Week 10
Jacket Assignment Analysis/Hand in Assessment Task 2

Size and fit specification and Australian standards are interpreted and clarified
RMIT Base size is identified Draft Pant Block – Full and ½ scales
2hrs out of class

Week 11
Jean style

2hrs out of class

Week 12
Pant styles

2hrs out of class

Week 13
Class activity - Written Quiz

Draft T – Shirt Block from specification – Toile
2hrs out of class

Week 14
T –Shirt Styles
2 hrs out of class

Week 15
Assessment Task 3 –
Independent Learning style

Week 16
Assessment: Appointments/feedback – Bring along Assessment Task 1

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Designing Apparel through the Flat Patten by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross
Metric Pattern Making by Winifred Aldrich
Fabric, Form and Flat pattern making by Winifred Aldrich
How to Draft Basic Patterns by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross

Patternmaking for Fashion 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

Un-graded Assessment –

Pattern record Folio containing documentation of; all Progressive class work; Specification sheets; methods and formulas.
All work must be completed to ensure the range of skills required have been developed (including the Jacket assignment and Independent Learning task) to the required standard for student to be deemed competent in this course, and receive a PASS grade.

Graded Assessment –

Jacket assignment - 60% weight of graded assessment
Independent Learning Task – 40% weight of graded assessment

Work that is above the minimum quality requirements to be deemed competent in this course will be graded accordingly. Based on the assessment rubric of each assessment task, the final graded result (Credit to High Distinction) will reflect the standard of work submitted.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment task 1

Progressive class work
Assessment task 2

Holistic Casual Jacket assignment
60% of total graded assessment
Assessment task 3

Learning Task – 40% of total graded assessment
Element 1
Element 2
Interpret the
Element 3
Select block
Element 4
Create pattern

Element 5
Test and
finalise pattern

Element 6
for production

Other Information

Other Information
Out of class work
Assessment will involve research outside of Class time.
Out of class work facilitates learning in a self paced manner and forms part of the overall
achievement of the competencies in the course.


Graded Assessment
A pass in each assessment will result in a grade for the student. Where a pass is achieved
competency for that assessment is given. Where there are multiple assessments for a single
competency the students must achieve competency (a pass) in each assessment to be deemed
competent. Competency MUST be achieved in all assessments of the course for a graded result
to be obtained.

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