Course Title: Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GRAP5229C

Course Title: Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C4219 - Certificate IV in Fashion and Textiles Merchandising

Course Contact : Carmen Pricone

Course Contact Phone: 9925 9195

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Grazia Tarquinio -

Nominal Hours: 20

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


Course Description

This course covers the skills and knowledge to use and apply sizing systems appropriate for designing garments.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4018B Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design


1.  Describe sizing system

2.  Analyse sizing requirements

3.  Verify design sizing


Performance Criteria:

1. Describe sizing system

2. Analyse sizing requirements

3. Verify design sizing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Trade sketching, workshops, tutorials, videos, group work

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
Course introduction and requirements
Initial pencil drawing intro
Equipment for next lesson
week to week overview
Week 2
Draw actual skirts x 4 styles
back and front views
written analysis of one skirt
Week 3 Skirts
Trace off last week drawings in pen
Finalize analysis
Week 4
Folding pleats in A3 paper
Draw skirts with pleats
Week 5
Sizing lecture & sizing assignment

Week 6
14 March Sizing assignment cont

Week 7
Draw Leg of mutton, cowl, bishop ,raglan, set, and double pouched sleeves Sizing Assignment due
Week 8
Draw gaucho, tailored, ethnic
Front and back views

Week 9
Students to draw their own pair of jeans
Front and back view
Blow ups of details x 2
Written analysis
Week 10
Front and back drawings x 4
Written analysis x 1
Week 11
Shirts & collars
Draw collars x 5
Draw shirt details x 5
Front view only

Week 13
Tailored single breasted jacket
Draw front and back view
Written analysis
Week 14
Tailored double breasted jacket
Draw front and back view
Written analysis
Week 15
Fully fashioned Knits
Draw front view only
Argyle, textured, cable, chunky knit
Week 16
Finalize drawing
In class
Week 17
Test Final dress
In class exercise

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on your analysis of a specified case study and a comparison to a current product in the marketplace.

Assessment Tasks

1. Progressive work - ongoing in class practical tasks 60%

2. Sizing Assignment - 20%

3. Simulated workplace fashion drawing task - 20%

Assessment Matrix

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