Course Title: Pattern Cutting for Production

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Pattern Cutting for Production

Credit Points: 12.00


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RMIT University Vietnam


350H Fashion & Textiles


Viet2 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022

Course Coordinator: Ms Cheryl Prendergast

Course Coordinator Phone: +84 8 3776 1300 ext. 1315

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: RMIT Vietnam SGS: 2.5.43

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to the basic principles and knowledge required to develop patterns for production. You learn about creating a range of basic blocks and how to manipulate them to develop garments. You will be introduced to sizing, fit,grading and lay planning and basic construction techniques.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program learning outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

PLO 1: Critically review, analyse and evaluate theory and industry knowledge relevant for fashion enterprise in the global fashion business environment.

PLO 2: Apply a range of creative and commercial skills to successfully practice in a range of roles in the field of Fashion Enterprise.

PLO 6: Take initiative and apply judgement in planning, problem-solving and decision making in your practice or future study.

Course Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

CLO 1: Create a range of basic pattern blocks

CLO 2: Create an efficient lay plan

CLO 3: Develop grading schemes

CLO 4: Develop and prototype a range of garments

CLO 5: Analyse the fit, sizing and fabric consumption for basic garments

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning will be facilitated via a range of in-class and online activities that will require both individual and collaborative engagement including:

  • Workshops, lectures and seminars
  • Demonstrations, critiques and discussions
  • Independent research and development of practical skills to inform your practice
  • Field trips and factory visits
  • You will engage with your peers in critically reflective discussion of issues pertinent to your practice

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

RMIT library (Vietnam) and RMIT library (Melbourne) provides extensive resources for fashion and textiles students.

Search the library and consult the Fashion and Textiles subject guides for more information.

The library also provides guides on academic referencing and assistance is available via phone, chat and email.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

You will be assessed on your development and on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes. Assessment may include work arising from in class workshops, projects and presentations.

Assessment will cover both practical and theoretical aspects of your learning. Project work will allow you to focus your learning toward your capabilities. You may be required to submit a journal that documents your development and learning throughout this course.

Assignment 1. A range of basic blocks and manipulation to create different pattern styles 50%

CLO: 1

Assignment 2. Analysis of fit, sizing and construction issues for two styles (report) 25%

CLO: 1, 4, 5

Assignment 3. Grading and layplan for two styles 25%

CLO: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions.