Course Title: Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

Course Code: MANU5930C

Course Title: Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications

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

Ginny Yarnton
Work Phone: 9925 9318
Office Location: 513.03.01

Betty Kanzurovski
Work Phone: 9925 9237
Office Location: 513.03.01

Sandie Benson
Work Phone: 9925 9259
Office Location: 513.03.01

Hoa Pham
Work Phone: 9925 9237
Office Location: 513.03.01

Anni Juracich
Office Location: 513.03.01

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


Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to construct stock size blocks according to size and fit specifications.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD4008B Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications


1. Interpret size and fit

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Size and fit specifications and Australian Standards are interpreted and clarified with designer or relevant personnel.

1.2 Base size to be constructed is identified.

1.3 Base size and fit model are checked for compatibility.

1.4 Size is evaluated and recorded in relation to specification of fit model, body movement and comfort.


2. Construct block

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Appropriate drafting principles and methods are selected for block construction.

2.2 Measurements of fit model are analysed and input into block drafting formulas and methodology.

2.3 Ease allowance is determined.

2.4 Block is constructed using patternmaking technical skills and OHS practices and checked to ensure compliance with requirements.

2.5 Methods and formulas used are documented.


3. Construct and assess toiles

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Toiles are accurately cut and constructed from block.

3.2 Correct proportion, fit and balance is confirmed by fitting and necessary minor adjustments are made.

3.3 Accuracy of toiles is evaluated in relation to fit, comfort and appropriate to base size specifications.


4. Develop and complete final block

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Information from toiles, including any minor adjustments is transferred to blocks.

4.2 Final blocks are completed, labelled and checked for accuracy and completeness of all necessary information, and to ensure compliance with specifications.


5. Maintain records

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Blocks are filed and stored.

5.2 All required documentation is completed.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will be required to develop the skills and knowledge as it applies to the construction of a range of blocks for use in garment production to meet size and fit specifications. Blocks are used as the basis for patternmaking to develop new styles.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTFD4010B Create pattern to meet design specifications applying advanced patternmaking principles to form a cluster called Pattern & Block Design.

Activities will include construction of blocks and toiles to:
• interpret size
• measure fit model
• construct and check blocks
• develop and adjust toiles
• communicate effectively with design team, customers, etc.
• apply OH&S practices in work operations
• maintain accurate records

Teaching Schedule

Week 1
• Course guide
• OH&S guidelines
• Assessment requirements
• Size and fit specification and Australia standards are interpreted and clarified
• RMIT Base size is identified
• Draft Skirt Block
• Fitting exercises

Week 2
• Size and fit specification and Australia standards are interpreted and clarified
• RMIT Base size is identified
• Draft Bodice block and sleeve – Toile
• Fitting exercises
• Dart manipulation exercises

Week 3
• Princess line exercises
• Empire line exercises
• Draft dress block using Bodice and Skirt blocks

Week 4 - 5
• Dress styles

Week 6 - 7
• Assessment task 1 - Dress Assignment
• At end of week 7, sign off on Final Dress pattern

Week 8 - 9
• Assessment Task 2 - Holistic Casual Jacket Assignment
• Once completed pattern, cut out in calico to test pattern

Week 10
• Class presentation of Dress assignment
• Size and fit specification and Australia standards are interpreted and clarified
• RMIT Base size is identified
• Draft Pant Block
• Fitting exercises

Week 11
• Fit Holistic Casual Jacket and make any required adjustment to pattern and finalise for production

Week 12 - 14
• Pant styles

Week 15
• Assessment Task 3 - Quiz
• Draft T – Shirt Block onto cardboard – Toile

Week 16
Assessment Task 4 - Assessment/Feedback interview

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Designing Apparel through the Flat Patten by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross

Metric Pattern Making by Winifred Aldrich

Fabric, Form and Flat pattern making by Winifred Aldrich

How to Draft Basic Patterns by Kopp / Rolf / Zelin / Gross

Other Resources

Other resources/information:
Essential Learning Resources students need to bring for all Patternmaking subjects:
• A4 folio for maintain all class work
• A4 plastic sleeves
• A4 plastic plain paper
• Pattern scissors
• Fabric scissors
• Patternmaking rulers
• Mechanical pencil and spare leads
• Stapler and spare staples
• Sticky tape (Magic tape)
• Tape measure
• pins, needle and thread
• Awl
• Tracing Wheel
• Eraser
• Colour pens
• Colour markers

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; In class activities:
• Drafts and intermediate patterns
• Final patterns 40%

Reference folder:
Collated Specification sheets, experimental full, ½, and 1/5th scale work 25%

Assessment Activity/Test: Independent work simulated exercise 35%
TOTAL: 100%

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1
Dress Assignment
Assessment 2
Casual Jacket Assignment
Assessment 3 Quiz
Assessment 4
Progressive class work Folio 
Element 1
Interpret size and fit





Element 2
Construct and assess toiles




Element 3
Maintain records





Other Information

Out of class work

Assessment will involve research outside of Class time.
Out of class work facilitates learning in a self paced manner and forms part of the overall achievement of the competencies in the course.

Graded Assessment

A pass in each assessment will result in a grade for the student. Where a pass is achieved competency for that assessment is given. Where there are multiple assessments for a single competency the students must achieve competency (a pass) in each assessment to be deemed competent. Competency MUST be achieved in all assessments of the course for a graded result to be obtained.

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