Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: GRAP5227C

Course Title: Develop product specifications for fashion design

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

Mary Mirt -

Cathy Chen -

Sam Cutajar -

Nominal Hours: 40

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

LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to complete detailed specifications for fashion designs to guide production.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4012B Develop product specifications for fashion design


1. Identify types of specification sheet

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Key features of different types of specification sheet are described.

1.2 Types of drawing techniques used on specification sheets are identified.


2. Identify specification standards used by industry

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Acceptable deviations from set standards for sizing and quality are identified.

2.2 Common faults and discrepancies and their causes are identified.

2.3 Industry standards in relation to sizing are identified.

2.4 Impact of industry sizing deviations on specifications is identified.


3. Prepare specification sheet for fashion product

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Design instructions are analysed and interpreted.

3.2 Drawing/sketch is produced on specification sheet.

3.3 Specification sheet is completed with relevant information .

3.4 Set deviations are recorded on specification sheet.


4. Test specifications

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Finished product is compared against specifications.

4.2 Deviations are identified and recorded.

4.3 Deviations are addressed or repaired.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will required to develop the skills and knowledge as it applies to patternmaking or design, where accurate specifications are required to communicate, interpret and clarify a garment design to ensure production achieves design brief. Specification documentation will include standard forms, trade drawings and use of industry standards, according to common fashion workplace practices and procedures.

Details of Learning Activities

1. Exploration of specifications through identification, research and analysis of standard processes used for the production of garments.
2. Activities related to methods used to develop specifications by means of comparison, selection and use of different formats in areas such as design, and sizing.
3. Evaluation of the effectiveness of specifications and procedures through the application of assessment techniques.
4. Giving and receiving information through the use of reports and related information technologies; maintenance of records.

Teaching Schedule

Weeks 1 to 2 Course orientation: Assessment requirements
Weeks 3 to 4. Fundamental characteristics of Specification formats.
Weeks 5 to 6. Specification components including examples, uses and limitations:
Weeks 7 to 8 Formatting Specifications.
Weeks 9 to 10 Using Excel for specifications. Other software used for specifications
Weeks 11 to 13. Development of specification pack
Weeks 14 to 15 Testing and using specifications
Week 16 Final Assessment and feedback
The schedule may change and is subject to prior notification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

Progressive class work and collated folder of specifications including:

Class Activities 30%

Specification Pack 70%

Assessment Matrix


 Class Activities 30% Specification Pack 70%
Identify types of specification sheet



Identify specification standards used by industry



Prepare specification sheet for fashion product



Test specifications



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