Course Title: Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2011
Course Code: GRAP5246C
Course Title: Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
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 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Teachers Names & contact details for Complex Pattern Development
Betty Kanzurovski – email: email@example.com
Teachers Names & contact details for Computer Pattern Making
Cathy Chen; 9925 9299; firstname.lastname@example.org
Hoa Pham; 9925 9237; email@example.com
Nominal Hours: 100
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
LMTFD4008B - Construct stock size block for garment to meet size and fit specifications
This unit covers the skills and knowledge to construct a range of complex blocks to be used for patterns of fashion garments with advanced styling requirements.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
LMTFD5014B Construct complex blocks for fashion garments
1. Analyse garment range composition
1.1 Garments in range are confirmed
2. Construct the Block
2.1 Blocks are selected for fashion garments
3. Verify blocks for accuracy and suitability
3.1 Block is checked either manually, by computer or by constructing a
4. Develop block portfolio for fashion label
4.1 Blocks are presented in preparation for development of style patterns
5. Maintain Records
5.1 Records are maintained and reports prepared, where necessary
In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required in the construction of a range of blocks for pattern development of fashion garments that require advanced styling.
This Course will be divided into two distinct learning areas to cover all the requried learning. One learning area will be based on manual pattern and block construction and development. The other learning area will be structured around computer-aided software specific to the development of patterns and blocks in the fashion industry.
Details of Learning Activities
THIS COURSE HAS BEEN DIVIDED INTO TWO DISTINCT LEARNING AREAS THAT COVER ALL THE LEARNING OUTCOMES REQUIRED. COMPLEX PATTERN DEVELOPMENT IS THE MANUAL DEVELOPMENT OF PATTERN BLOCKS AND PATTERNS. COMPUTER PATTERNMAKING IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF PATTERN BLOCKS AND PATTERNS ON COMPUTER USING EITHER THE LECTRA OR GERBER SOFTWARE PROGRAMS -THE TWO MOST COMMON PATTERN PROGRAMS USED INTERNATIONALLY IN THE FASHION INDUSTRY. YOU NEED TO BE DEEMED COMPETENT IN BOTH LEARNING AREAS TO PASS THIS COURSE.
Learning Activities Complex Pattern Development (64 HOURS)
This course will include:
1. Analysis of garment silhouettes
2. Constructing patterns/blocks by identifying the desired silhouette and fit requirements from given specifications.
3. Adjusting pattern/blocks according to fabric requirements by first checking fabric characteristics
4. Producing accurate patterns/blocks to industry standards. Checking blocks for notches, grain-lines and pattern information style numbers, size and cutting instructions.
5. Testing and adjusting the resulting fit by sewing toiles or prototypes.
6. Maintaining records by filling in specification forms and by storing patterns for easy access.
In this course you will use ½ scale class exercises to independently develop full scale block from a sketch.
Learning Activities Computer Pattern Making (40 HOURS)
1. Retrieval and storage of pattern pieces by means of appropriate file formats and computer networks.
2. Use computer functions and menus to develop pattern according to required fit, style and specifications by use of different electronic pattern making techniques.
3. Producing sample blocks and patterns according to garment design details and specifications.
4. Testing and adjusting the resulting pattern by following specified quality procedures.
5. Finalisation of pattern pieces according to specification requirements by checking all the pattern pieces for accuracy and details such as correctly positioned notches, seam allowances and annotations (style numbers, size and cutting instructions).
6. Maintain records by filling in specification formats and by correctly storing patterns for retrieval after electronic submission.
Teaching schedule Complex Pattern Development (Manual)
Wk 1 and WK 2
Course guide and Introduction:
Block development (Torso and basic jacket blocks)
Basic block lining principles
Assessment Task 2
Wk 4 and WK 5
Assessment Task 2 due at beginning of class of Wk 4
Collars and rever principles
Complex Jacket Block Development – welt/jet pockets
Wk 7 WK 8
Complex Jacket Block Development – 2 piece sleeve and other complex sleeve variations
Wk 10 – WK 12
Assessment Task 3
Wk 13 – WK 15
Assessment Task 3 due at beginning of class
Complex Sleeve Development – Raglan
Assessment: Appointments/feedback - Assessment Task 1
End of Semester 1
Note: You will be given further information by your class teacher and the schedule may be subject to change with prior notification
Teaching Schedule for Computer Aided Pattern Making
Week 1 Introduction to system
Week 2 Basic menus overview
Assessment 1 - class exercises started
Week 3 Introductory exercises continued
Introduction to digitising process
Week 4 Develop yoke skirt styles
Week 5 Continue yoke skirt styles
Week 6 Draft gore skirts
Week 7 Draft skirt block
Week 8-9 Develop Collars, Sleeves & Dart manipulations
Week 10 Develop shirt style
Assessment Task 2 - sketch & draft plan due
Week 11 Develop pant style
Week 12 Assessment Task 2 – Own style development
Week 13 Assessment Task 2
Week 14 Assessment Task 2
Week 15 Assessment Task 2 DUE
Week 16 Assessment presentation/interview appointments
Please note: This schedule is subject to change with prior notice
For Complex Pattern Development:
Essential Learning Resources students need to bring to Complex Pattern Development:
Pattern Making Equipment and note taking equipment.
Essential Learning Resources students need to bring to Computer Pattern Making:
Note taking equipment
USB (Flash drive – “memory stick”)
A4 document holder
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 in two distinct areas, a simulated patternmaking workshop classroom and a Computer Laboratory. You will be expected to attend and participate in both learning programs and complete the required 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.
You must sucessfully pass both Manual and Computer-aided Patternmaking learning programs to pass this course.
Complex Pattern Development (Manual Pattern Making)
- Assessment Task 1 - Maintain Record Folio
- Assessment Task 2 - Basic Jacket Block
- Assessment Task 3 - Complex Jacket Block
All work must be completed and submitted by specified dates to be eligible for assessment.
Assessment tasks Computer Pattern Making
- Class exercises of specified styles
- Assignment: Development of a complete garment style.
You must sucessfully complete both of these assessment tasks to be deemed competent in Computer Pattern Making
Complex Pattern Assessment Maintain Record Folio
Assessment Task 1
|Complex Pattern Assessment Basic Jacket Block Assessment Task 2||
Complex Pattern Assessment Complex Jacket Block Assessment Task 3
|Computer Pattern Making Class exercises||Computer Pattern Making Individual Style Assignment|
|1.Analyse garment range composition||X||X||X|
|2. Construct the block||X||X||X||X|
|3. Verify Blocks for accuracy and Suitability||X||X||X||X||X|
|4. Develop block portfolio for fashion label||X||X||X||X||X|
|5. Maintain Records||X||X||X|
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