Course Title: Draw and interpret a basic sketch

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: MANU5927C

Course Title: Draw and interpret a basic sketch

School: 350T Fashion & Textiles

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C5220 - Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology

Course Contact : Mandy Penton

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259202

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Kirsty Gorter - 

Sylvia Walsh -

Nominal Hours: 30

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 unit covers the skills and knowledge to draw and interpret a two-dimensional sketch of a garment, to identify construction features.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2011B Draw and interpret a basic sketch


1. Prepare drawing tools, equipment and workstation 

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Drawing tools and equipment are selected.
1.2 Drawing tools and equipment are prepared for use.


2. Identify basic design styles

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Basic styles and pattern pieces are identified.

2.2 Specifications are identified and followed as required.

2.3 Correct terminology is used to identify garment components.


3. Use template to draw sketches

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Trade drawing requirements are investigated and identified from Criteria are design brief.
3.2 Specifications are identified and followed as required.
3.3 Style of garment is identified.
3.4 Garment features required to complete trade drawing are identified.
3.5 Detailing and special effects are identified for use on Criteria are trade drawing.


4. Interpret sketch

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Quality criteria are used in trade drawing.
4.2 Template to draw trade drawing is selected.
4.2 Lines are drawn accurately to complete drawing, using a ruler where necessary.
4.2 Working drawing is produced to correctly represent a pattern piece or garment.
4.3 Relevant parts of drawing are identified and labelled.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Trade drawing is inspected against quality standards.
5.2 Any changes or adjustments to trade drawing are carried out as required.
5.3 Documentation relating to trade drawing is completed and stored.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will required to develop the skills and knowledge for interpreting and drawing basic trade sketches. Basic sketches or working drawings are two-dimensional, accurate drawings that show accurate details of pattern pieces and garment construction, and may be drawn freehand or with the use of measuring devices and templates.

Details of Learning Activities

• This is a manual drawing class using primarily, pencil and fine line pen to make fashion drawings.
• In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical fashion drawing tasks.
• You will be drawing garments and garment components, from a variety of sources such as magazines, samples and blackboard, to fashion industry standards.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule This schedule is subject to change. Out of class time enrolled hours are shown in italics.
Week 1
Introduction to course and equipment required. Drawing techniques: using the layout paper, tracing, copying, using the light box, pencil, using the fine liner. Develop garment templates for fashion drawing. Analyse and draw skirts. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 2
Draw knife and box pleats. Drawing techniques for final drawings 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 3
Drawing tailored pant and jeans. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 4
Draw gathers and shirring. Draw pintucks The use of “blow-ups” to highlight garment details. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 5
Individual feedback to students. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 6
Draw Yarn knitted garments. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 7
Analyse and draw bodices and shirts 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 8
Continue drawing collar variations. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 9
Draw a tailored jacket. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 10
Individual feedback to students. Continue drawing jacket
Week 11
Double breasted jacket . 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 12
Draw dresses, gathers and ruching. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 13
Drawing lingerie. 2 hour drawing out of class
Week 14
Complete final drawings 4 hour drawing out of class
Week 15
Garment Details Assignment – Due at beginning of class.
Workplace fashion drawing task - Due at end of class.
Week 16 Assessment

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Jenkyn Jones. S., Fashion Design 3rd Edition.


Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual, Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne;
McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow, Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice, Blackewell.

Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all design subjects:
HB pencil/ clutch pencil
Fine line black pen
Blank layout pad for initial drawings
A3 cartridge paper or pad for final drawings
A3 folio for handing in your work for assessment
A3 plastic sleeves

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.

PLEASE NOTE: work that has not been authenticated during class as your own work will not be considered for assessment.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1
Garment Details Graded Assessment task
Assessment 2
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task

Assessment Matrix

Elements of CompetencyAssessment 1
Garment Details Assignment
Assessment 2
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task
1. Prepare tools and equipment and work station xx
2. Identify basic design styles xx
3. Use templates to draw sketches xx
4. Interpret sketch xx
5.Complete work xx

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