Course Title: Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: MANU7228C

Course Title: Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6086 - Advanced Diploma of Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Carmen Pricone

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 -9138

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

   Mirta Mizza

Nominal Hours: 50

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

GRAP5225C Draw a Trade drawing for fashion design

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL3009B Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles


1. Prepare workstation

2. Select blocks to be used

3. Apply basic patternmaking principles to develop patterns

4. Test patterns

5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

1.1Workstation and seating are set up according to OHS practices and specifications for work.
1.2Patternmaking tools and equipment are set up ready for use

2.1Design is analysed to identify appropriate modifications.
2.2Fabric performance characteristics that may affect garment pattern are identified.
2.3Pattern development is planned according to quality standards and workplace practices.
2.4Ease allowances are determined.
2.5Appropriate block is selected.

3.1Patternmaking principles are applied in developing patterns according to specifications.
3.2Methods and formulas used are documented.
3.3Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam allowances, ease allowances, seam match, hems and functional openings.
3.4All pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches, pattern information and cutting instructions.

4.1A toile is made to test fit and accuracy of pattern.
4.2Pattern is altered to reflect test fitting outcomes, quality standards and workplace practices.
4.3Alterations to patterns are documented.

5.1Pattern specification sheets are completed and attached to patterns for storage.
5.2Finished patterns are filed in storage system

Learning Outcomes

This unit requires the application of skills associated with planning and organising to develop patterns. Problem solving skills are required to determine and apply suitable patternmaking principles to achieve design requirements and identify any production problems. Communication and numeracy skills are used to interpret and apply pattern specifications and complete required documentation. Self management skills are used to ensure safe use of technology and conformance of own work to quality standards.

Details of Learning Activities

draw a basic sketch

take measurements

use patternmaking tools

read, interpret and follow information on work specifications

sequence operations

meet specifications

carry out work according to OHS practice

Teaching Schedule

Week beginning                                                                                                                  Topic                                                                                                                                                                                 Tasks
  5/7/10                                                                  Course outline,OH&S,Video ( follow that line );equipment,blocks,terminology,work organisation

12/7/10                                                                  SKIRT UNIT- Style S1-pattern from block,demonstration,full scale                                                                                                                        Students to complete

19/7/10                                                                  Style S2 - Yoke skirt,full scale

26/7/10                                                                  Style S3 - Flip skirt with shaped yoke,full scale

  2/8/10                                                                  Style S4 - Flip skirt continued,full scale,block development

  9/8/10                                                                  Style S5 - 8 Gore skirt with trumpet hem,full scale

16/8/10                                                                  Style S6 - Straight skirt with front pocket & C.F. seam,full scale      

23/8/10                                                                  Style S6 - continued

30/8/10                                                                  PANT UNIT -  Style P1 - Drawstring pant,full scale

  6/9/10                                                                   Style P2 - Hipster flares,full scale

13/9/10                                                                   Style P2 - continued

20/9/10                                                                    Term Break

4/10/10                                                                   SHIRT UNIT - Sleeves,short,shirt,bishop,circular cuff

11/10/10                                                                  Sleeves continued,collars,stand,convertible,one piece collar with stand,Peter Pan

18/10/10                                                                  Collars - continued

25/10/10                                                                  Shirt with yoke and darts

1/11/10                                                                     Shirt continued

8/11/10                                                                     Student assessment week

15/11/10                                                                   Teacher assessment week



Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Pattern Making for Fashion Design by Helen Armstrong Jones
Metric Pattern Making by Winifred Aldridge
How to draft basic patterns by Kopp/Rolf/Zelin Gross
Fabric,Form and Flat pattern Making by Winifred Aldrich
Follow that line ( DVD) OTS/MiText
Fashion Design by Pamela Stecker


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Ongoing assessments which will culminate in the successful completion of a well presented folio of evidence
Practical assessment task

Assessment Tasks

70% of final assessment will be ongoing which will culminate in the successful completion of a well presented folio of evidence including: pattern specifications,in claass and out of class exercises.
30% of final practical assessment task

Assessment Matrix

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