Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GRAP5227C

Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Grazia Tarquinio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 195

Course Contact Email:grazia.tarquinio@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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

LMTFD3004A Draw a trade drawing for fashion design.

Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge required to complete detailed specifications for fashion designs to guide production.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4012B Develop product specifications for fashion design

Element:

1. Identify types of specification sheets

1.1 Key features of different types of specification sheets are described.

1.2 Types of drawing techniques used on specification sheets are identified.

 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Key features of different types of specification sheets are described.

1.2 Types of drawing techniques used on specification sheets are identified.

Element:

2. Prepare specification sheet for fashion product

2.1. Acceptable deviations from the set standards for sizing and quality are identified.

2.2. Common faults and discrepencies and their causes are identified.

2.3. Industry standards in relation to sizing are identified.

2.4. Impact of industry sizing deviations on specifications are identified.

 

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Acceptable deviations from the set standards for sizing and quality are identified.

2.2. Common faults and discrepencies and their causes are identified.

2.3. Industry standards in relation to sizing are identified.

2.4. Impact of industry sizing deviations on specifications are identified.



Element:

3. Prepare specification sheet for fashion product.

3.1. Design instructions are analysed and interpreted.

3.2. Drawing/sketch is produced on specification sheet.

3.3. Specification sheet is completed with all relevant information according to workplace practices. 

3.4 Set deviations are recorded on specification sheet.

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Design instructions are analysed and interpreted.

3.2. Drawing/sketch is produced on specification sheet.

3.3. Specification sheet is completed with all relevant information according to workplace practices.

3.4 Set deviations are recorded on specification sheet.

Element:

4. Test specifications

4.1. Finished product is compared against specifications.

4.2. Deviations are identified and recorded.

4.3. Any appropriate action is taken according to workplace practices. 

Performance Criteria:

4.1. Finished product is compared against specifications.

4.2. Deviations are identified and recorded.

4.3. Any appropriate action is taken according to workplace practices.


Learning Outcomes


Students will gain the knowledge and skills to:

1. Identify a range of specification sheets used to communicate a garments production cycle, and the various standards used by industry.

2. Demonstrate the ability to prepare a range of specifications sheets based on a garment, and ensure that they communicate clearly so that production achieves the design brief.

Students will be assessed on:

1. The development of a range of specification sheets to fashion industry standards (progrssive assessment)

2. Produce a specification pack based on a design brief for a garment in an industry project.  This will be presented to a panel at the end of the year. (Group assessment).


Details of Learning Activities

You will gain the knowledge and skills to:

1. Identify a range of specification sheets to communicate a garments production cycle, and the various standards used by industry.

2. Demonstrate the ability to prepare a range of specification sheets based on a garment, and ensure that they communicate clearly so that production achieves the design brief.

 

In this course students will be assessed on:

1. The development of a range of specification sheets to fashion industry standards (individual progressive assessment),

2. The production of a specification pack based on a design brief for a garment in an industry project.  This will be presented to a panel at the end of the year. (group assessment)


Teaching Schedule

     Week Commencing                     Topic /Activity                                                                                                                                 Assessment                                                                              Element      
05/7/10

Course Introduction.  Weekkly planner & Assessment Overview

Topic 1: Specifications and purpose they serve.  Quality Checklists - Raw Materials Inspection methods, including identification of faults.

  1-3
12/7/10Topic 2: Quality control at garment makers / Specification Checklists & the purpose they serve.  1-3
19/7/10Topic 3: Design Specification.  Class exercise: students to draw sample garments identifying design features and specifiying accurately.  1-3
26/7/10Topic 4: Make Specification - Identifying & specifying seam/stitch types on specs.  1-3
02/8/10Class exercise: students to draw sample garments identifying seam/stitch types and construction details and specifying accurately.  1-3
 09/8/10Topic 5: Sizing & Grading  Design/ Make Specification Due - 16% 1-4
 16/8/10Sizing and Grading.  Class exercise: Using Men’s basic T-shirt, identify measuring points and size garment, including grading up and down a size.   1-3
 23/8/10Topic 6: Bill of Material & Label Specification. Class exercise: Specifying primary, secondary lables and swing tickets.  Using sample garment identify and specify all components that make up the garment and produce a bill of material spec. Sizing/Grading Specification Due - 16% 1-4
 30/8/10Bill of Material & Label Specification - students to complete and submit at end of class.  Bill of Material 16% & Label Specification due 16% 3-4
 06/9/10Holistic Requirements. Industry partner garments analysed & quality requirements established.  Quality Garment Checklist Due - 16% 1-4
 13/9/10

Workshop: Developing Individual Specifications. Quality Garment Checklist

Identify quality expectations, garments quality imperatives and how you propose to guarantee that these imperatives are met through each specification sheet. 

  1-3
 20th Sept to 1st Oct   TERM BREAK  1-4
 04/10/10Workshop: Develop Holistic Specification Pack  1-4
 11/10/10 Workshop: Develop Holistic Specification Pack  1-4
 18/10/10

 Workshop: Develop Holistic Specification Pack.

Individual consultations scheduled with groups- progress of work checked.

  1-4
 25/10/10 Practice oral presentation for Holistic - check powerpoint. Holistic Specification Pack Due 20% 4
 01/11/10 Holistic Presentations to Industry  4
    
    
  NB: Course guide is subject to change with prior notice  


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

  • The Specification Manual (2nd edition) Bryant, Michele Wesen (RMIT Brunswick Library - 646.4B362)
  • Complete Guide to Size Specification and Technical Design. (RMIT Brunswick Library - 687M996)
  • Make It Fit. Rosen Sylvia (RMIT Brunswick Library - 646.4072R813)
  • Beyond Design - The Synergy of Apparel Product Development. Sandra J. Keiser & Myrna B. Garner.


Overview of Assessment

In this course you will be assessed on the development of a range of specification sheets and a  specification pack produced for a garment in an industry project.

Regular class attendance is necessary to demonstrate an understanding of each element.  You are expected to competently complete all practical class work, which will be assessed individually, and a group assessment task based on an industry brief.

Specific information relating to the assessment task will be given in class time.

1. Garment specification - Individual class project. (Progressively assessed) 80%

2. Industry Project.  Group Assessment. . 20%


Assessment Tasks

In this course you will be assessed on the development of a range of specification sheets and a specification pack produced for a garment in an industry project.

Regular class attendance is necessary to demonstrate an understanding of each element.  You are expected to competently complete all practical class work, which will be assessed individually, and a group assessment task based on an industry brief.

Specific information relating to the assessment task will be given in class time.

1.  Garment specifications - Individual class project. (Progressively assessed) 80%

2. Industry Project. Group Assessment. 20%


Assessment Matrix

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