Course Title: Manage advanced patternmaking processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: GRAP5257C

Course Title: Manage advanced patternmaking processes

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C6089 - Advanced 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

Ginny Yarton virginina.yarton@rmit.edu.au  

Travis Hart travis.hart@rmit.edu.au  

Nominal Hours: 100

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

LMTFD5016B Grade shaped patterns

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to manage processes for patternmaking in high-volume production of complex or specialised garments.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD6004B Manage advanced patternmaking processes

Element:

1. Analyse patternmaking methodologies

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Pattern-making methodologies are identified.
1.2 Critical measurements used in pattern derivation for unique body shapes, features and specialised garments are analysed.
1.3 Industry applications of pattern-making methodologies are analysed.

Element:

2. Develop plans

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Process for receiving design brief and specifications are identified.
2.2 Design brief and specifications are received and interpreted.
2.3 Pattern-making requirements and grading methodologies to be applied are determined.
2.4 Critical paths are analysed.
2.5 Pattern-making plan for implementation is developed and managed according to design requirements.

Element:

3. Manage development of patterns

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Suitable blocks are selected or developed.
3.2 Suitable style patterns are selected or developed for sampling and production.
3.3 Grade plans for the range are selected or developed.
3.4 Specifications for blocks, style patterns and grade plans are confirmed.
3.5 Patterns are prepared and presented for implementation.

Element:

4. Manage pattern process

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Patterns are assessed and confirmed for sampling and product development.
4.2 Process is communicated with team members and tasks are delegated and scheduled.
4.3 Implementation of plan is monitored and supervised to ensure production and quality meet required standards.
4.4 Production problems, faults and quality issues are identified and rectified.
4.5 Where required, changes and adjustments are made to patterns.
4.6 Sign off for patterns is identified and obtained.
4.7 Grades, markers and instructions for manufacture are completed or confirmed.
4.8 Implementation of OHS practices is confirmed.

Element:

5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary.
5.2 All changes to patterns are documented and methods and formulas described.


Learning Outcomes


In this unit you will develop the required skills and knowledge as it applies to the development and implementation of patternmaking plans for complex or specialised production.


Details of Learning Activities

Blended learning, consisting of classroom activities, self directed research and practical workshops. Self-directed research is an integral part of this holistic project. Out of class time for this project is around 20 hours a week. Students are to be reminded that this is a full time course.
The project has been sectioned into three parts, however each part has several tasks each with their own individual due dates, for more detailed information on each task please see individual task sheets. This is to assist orderly planning for all aspects of the project. Completion of the project on time to a satisfactory level is part of the assessment. Overcoming unforseen circumstances and problem solving are an interracial part of project management.
The student must complete each section relating to the overall project. The student must pass each task in order to be deemed competent and be able to gain a passing grade for the project.


Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Introduction to projects - PART A, B & C
Vision / direction of niche market
Research trend forecast
Introduction / review to Gerber
Pattern skill development
Week 2 - 3
Pattern skill development
Start business plan
Continue research and trend forecast
Generate and develop concepts / ideas
Design skill development
Fabric sourcing and testing
Gerber skill development
CAD skill development
Production skill development / block fitting
Week 4 – 5
Block development
Block fitting
Continue business plan
Develop concept / refine ideas
Design skill development
CAD skill development
Pattern idea experimentation
Fabric / embellishment testing
Start patterns for final sample garments
Begin costing
Week 6 – 7
Finalise blocks
Toile and experimentation
Start pattern for final
Continue business plan
Develop designs
CAD begin final presentation boards
Fabric / embellishment testing
Continue costing
Week 8 – 9
Pattern development
Toile and experimentation
Develop designs
Design skill development
CAD skill development
Pattern idea experimentation
Fabric / embellishment testing
Start pattern for final
Cut final
Start production of final sample garments
Continue costing
Finalise business plan due week 8
Week 10
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Part A final patterns complete
Week 11
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Week 12
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Business plan review and reflection
Week 13
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Part A - garments and patterns due
Week 14
Continue on all aspects of holistic project
Week 15
Part A graded patterns due
Part B final patterns due
Part B & C final storey boards due
Week 16
Presentation of all projects to teaching staff


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Extensive use of school and faculty library incluing use of internet , periodicals and trade magazines.

Further to this students are to also look at, assess, review and analysise current market trends, and final instore garment presentation (design, construction and finish is to be considered).


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.


Assessment Tasks

Part A – Small business proposal. This section applies skills associated with guiding the development of fashion product designs to meet client and business goals and strategies. Work may be applied for own processes or to direct activities of others. You are guided through the process of researching and selecting a viable fashion business proposition in a niche market area that you’d like to pursue. An economically sound Business Plan underpins the Course and your chosen fashion concept is completed through the production of a small look range or collection of prototype garments. The choice of garments should encapsulate the concept of the niche market area.
To successfully complete this section you must include:
 Proof of research into design choice
 Design boards (inclusive of fabric swatches and colour choice)
 Correct technical diagrams complete with supporting specifications
 Garment cost sheets
 Justification of fabric choice by providing proof of appropriate fabric testing.
 Pattern drafts
 Garment toile’s’ and experimental component work
 Final patterns
 Computer graded patterns and fabric estimates based on proposed production information
 Completed final garments
Further information relating to section task please see the appropriate task sheet


Part B – Viability: Competition Garment. This highly creative section of the project and has a strong focus on experimental design processes and students are guided on how to respond to a complex design brief. After browsing the many fashion competitions on offer, you choose and enter one. A catwalk creation is produced based on the niche market developed in part A. The cat walk garment is to be highly detailed and contains advanced construction processes. Competition is to be the individual’s choice and the resulting garment(s) must meet the competition criteria.
To successfully complete this section you must include:
 Proof of research into design choice
 Design boards (inclusive of fabric swatches and colour choice)
 Correct technical diagrams complete with supporting specifications
 Garment cost sheets
 Justification of fabric choice by providing proof of appropriate fabric testing.
 Pattern drafts
 Garment toile’s’ and experimental component work
 Final patterns
 Completed final garments
Further information relating to each section please see the appropriate task sheet


Part C – Viability: commercial Range Students are to choose one of the three commercial design briefs; and then design a small range of commercial garments to be developed to a conceptual stage. The mini range proposal is analysed and modified for mass production. The student must identify the proposed label, and research into this label in order to justify their choice.
To successfully complete this section your final work must be supported by:
 Choose a label or organisation that produces mass market garments as outlined in your brief
 Provide proof of research
 Design boards
 Colour and fabric choices (inclusive of fabric swatches)
Further information relating to each section please see the appropriate task sheet


Assessment Matrix

 Design Task 
 
Pattern making Task

Garment Production Task

Support Documentation Task

Analyse patternmaking methodologies XXX
Develop plansXXXX
Manage development of patterns XXX
Manage pattern process X X
Maintain records XXX

Other Information

Refer to individual task sheets (as handed out in class) for further details and information.

Homework
Learners are expected to conduct relevant research outside of school hours (a minimum of 20 hours per week). This includes visiting fashion enterprises and sourcing information online. Learners continue working on their project during non-teacher directed time.

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