Course Title: Cut fabrics for prototype designs

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU5932C

Course Title: Cut fabrics for prototype designs

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.penton@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sharon Koenig - sharon.koenig@rmit.edu.au

Julie Wood - julie.wood@rmit.edu.au

Nominal Hours: 40

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

None

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to lay up, make marker and cut work for sample designs where only a couple of garments would be cut out at a time following standard workplace procedures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4011B Cut fabrics for prototype designs

Element:

1. Prepare workstation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Workstation, cutting table and seating are set up
according to OHS practices and specifications for work.
1.2 Cutting equipment is cleaned, checked and servicing
assessed according to manufacturer instructions.
1.3 Cutting table is prepared to suit correct lay length.
1.4 Lay-up and marking equipment is set up and prepared
for use.

Element:

2. Lay up fabric

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Laying-up instructions are interpreted.
2.2 Fabric is collected and checked.
2.3 Fabric width and quality are checked with laying-up
instructions.
2.4 Fabric is laid up and fabric tension adjusted to match
fabric performance.
2.5 Fabric is checked for faults and required action taken.

Element:

3. Draft lay marker

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Cutting order is interpreted for marking requirements such
as fabric type, width, quantity and garment sizes.
3.2 Required pattern pieces are collected and checked
manually or by computer.
3.3 Pattern pieces are manipulated and positioned manually
on paper or by computer for most efficient fabric use.
3.4 Lay marker is drawn up manually or by computer.
3.5 Laying-up instructions are prepared according to order
requirements.

Element:

4. Copy marker

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Marker is checked against order requirements.
4.2 Marker is copied either manually or by computer

Element:

5. Position marker

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Marker is placed on the lay.
5.2 Marker and lay alignment are checked and adjustments
made as required.

Element:

6. Cut work

Performance Criteria:

6.1 Lay is cut using cutting equipment according to
requirements for operation.
6.2 Cut work is inspected, any faults identified and appropriate
action taken to ensure cut pieces meet quality standards.
6.3 Preventative action is taken to avoid any recurrence of
defective pieces and is recorded.
6.4 Performance of cutting equipment is regularly checked for
signs of faulty operation, including evidence from
inspection of cut pieces, and any required action is taken

Element:

7. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

7.1 Cut work is directed to next operation and work area is
cleaned and prepared for next job.
7.2 Master copy of lay marker is stored in filing drawer or
computer.
LMT07 Textiles, Clothing and Footwear Training Package (Version 1) Date this PDF was generated: 26 May 2008
LMTFD4011B Cut fabrics for prototype designs
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Learning Outcomes


In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required to develop a marker and cut single garments or small sample runs of garments, including the cutting of all required trims. Learning outcomes also include the safe use of cutting tools and equipment  including dress maker’s shears, electric cutting tools and rotary cutters.


Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFD4016B Sew design prototypes and LMTFD4007B Conduct quality assurance for pattern and garments to form a cluster or learning program called Production Prototypes.
Learning activities will include a simulated work environment in which the students will learn the required skills and knowledge in:
1. Setting up a work area (as specified) and following safety procedures.
2. Creation of range efficient markers for different fabric types.
3. Checking cutting orders and fabrics in preparation for cutting.
4. Laying up a simple lay plan for prototypes.
5. Cutting prototypes according to specified quality standards.
6. Creation and storing of markers.


Teaching Schedule

 Nominal Hours: 40 hours which includes 5 hours outside class activity to be completed during weeks 10 and 11 for the cutting assignment ( refer Blackboard )

Weeks 1-3: Garment 1
Analyse appropriate quality inspection procedures for cut work prior to commencement of sewing
Weeks 4-6: Garment 2
Conduct appropriate quality inspection procedures for cut work prior to commencement of sewing. Identify any faults and rectify as required
Weeks 7-8: Garment 3
Conduct appropriate quality inspection procedures for cut work prior to commencement of sewing. Identify any faults and rectify as required

Weeks 9-11: Garment 4
Analyse Cutting orders/Instruction.
Demonstrate appropriate work station setup and safety; equipment; cutting requirements
Create appropriate lay-plan for garment
• Inspect for fabric efficiency, faults, fabric requirements
Cut prototype
• Carry out appropriate quality checks
• Work safely
Store completed patterns, cut–work and fabrics as appropriate. Discuss options in different situations.
Complete appropriate paperwork.

Weeks 12-15: Garment 5
Analyse Cutting orders/Instruction.
Demonstrate appropriate work station setup and safety; equipment; cutting requirements
Create appropriate lay-plan for garment
• Inspect for fabric efficiency, faults, fabric requirements
Cut prototype
• Carry out appropriate quality checks
• Work safely
Store completed patterns, cut–work and fabrics as appropriate. Discuss options in different situations.
Complete appropriate paperwork.

Maintenance of cutting equipment

Week 16: Final revision and feedback

Please note that due to unforeseen 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


References

G. Cooklin. Introduction to Clothing Manufacture

R. Samuels and R Hoffman. A Cut Above the Rest

D.A. Giollo and B.Berke. Fashion Production terms


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&2........15%

Garment 3........20%

Garments 4.........20%
Garment 5………................30%
Assessment includes:
Observation of Cutting tasks undertaken by student in class.
Reference Folder with:
Cutting assignment, markers and supporting documentation.


Assessment Matrix

 Garment 1Garment 2
Garment 3
Garment 4Garment
5
1 Prepare work station √√√√√
2 Lay up fabric √  √√
3 Draft lay marker √  √√
4 Copy Marker    √√
5 Position marker √  √√
6 Cut work
√  √√
7 Complete work
√ √ √√√

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