Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5225C

Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Anna Cavaleri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9138

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Mirta Mizza: Email:
Paul Castro: Email:
Grazia Tarquinio: Email:

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

GRAP5229C  Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design brief. This is a manual drawing class using primarily, pencil and fine line pen. You will be drawing garments and garment components from a variety of sources such as magazines and samples to Fashion Industry standards. As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practice outside of regular class times. You are reminded of the learning expectation that you will complete an equal amount of research time outside of class as you do in class to further your understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Learning Outcomes

Safe and efficient trade sketching for fashion design.
Layout and techniques for trade drawing for fashion design.
Figure proportions.
Garment templates.
Garment details such as collar types, sleeve types, pleats and garment fullness, garment fit and shaping, fastenings and openings.
Integration of a variety of textiles and trimmings into the trade drawing.
Accurate identification, labelling and documentation of the trade drawing.

Details of Learning Activities

Trade sketching





Group work

Teaching Schedule

WEEK No.                                                                      WEEK COMMENCING                                                                                                  TOPIC/ ACTIVITY/ ASSIGNEMENTS
  01                                                                                            8 February                                                                                                                Course outline 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Equipment for next lesson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Figure templates/specification drawings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Trade drawing & illustrations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Pencil drawing on template

02                                                                                            15 February                                                                                                              Drawing skirts – actual – 4 styles 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Front & back views
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Analysis - written
03                                                                                            22 February                                                                                                              Trace previous week’s styles in pencil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Go over drawings in pen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Finalise analysis
04                                                                                             1 March                                                                                                                    Activity: folding pleats in A3 paper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Box pleats including inverted, knife, sunray 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Draw skirts (4) showing Box/ Inverted/ Knife/  sunray

05                                                                                              8 March                                                                                                                   Sizing lecture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Sizing assignment
06                                                                                             15 March                                                                                                                  Sizing assignment
07                                                                                             22 March                                                                                                                  Drawing sleeves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Set, raglan, dolman etc Sizing assignment due

08                                                                                             29 March                                                                                                                   SEMESTER BREAK

09                                                                                               5 April  (Easter Monday 5 April, Easter Tuesday 6 April)                             Drawing pants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Gaucho, tailored, ethnic, jeans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Front & back views
10                                                                                               12 April                                                                                                                  Student’s own pair of jeans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Analysis – written 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Front & back view drawings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blow ups of details
11                                                                                              19 April                                                                                                                    Drawing dresses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Front & back view
12                                                                                             26 April                                                                                                                      Drawing collars & shirt fronts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Two piece, peter pan, convertible, wing, mandarin
13                                                                                              3 May                                                                                                                        Drawing tailored jacket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Single breasted, collar & revere (lapel)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Front & back view
14                                                                                             10 May                                                                                                                      Drawing tailored jacket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Double breasted jacket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Front & back view
15                                                                                             17 May                                                                                                                      Student’s own jacket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Front & back view
16                                                                                              24 May                                                                                                                      Drawing knits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Argyle, Aran, textures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Front view
17                                                                                              31 May                                                                                                                     STUDENT ASSESSMENT WEEK 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Assessment due

18                                                                                              7 June                                                                                                                     TEACHER ASSESSMENT WEEK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feedback and maintenance

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

McKelvey, Kathryn Fashion Source Book
Morris, Bethan. Fashion Illustrator
Abling, Bina. Fashion Sketchbook
Stecker, Pamela. Fashion Design Manual
Jenkyn Jones, Sue. Fashion Design
McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow. Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

1. Progress work
Ongoing in class practical tasks: 60%

2. Assignment
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task: 20%

Assessment Tasks

1. Progress work
Ongoing in class practical tasks: 60%

2. Assignment
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task: 20%

Assessment Matrix

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