Course Title: Modify patterns to create basic styles

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2011

Course Code: MANU5926C

Course Title: Modify patterns to create basic styles

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

Julie Wood
Work Phone: 9925 9318
Office Location: 513.03.01

Cathy Chen
Work Phone: 99259229
Office Location: 513.03.01

Nominal Hours: 50

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 modify patterns to create basic styles.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

LMTCL2010B Modify patterns to create basic styles


1. Identify pattern components

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Pattern pieces are identified.
1.2 Pattern markings are identified.
1.3 Required style modifications are identified.
1.4 Pattern components are checked against pattern
specification sheet .


2. Prepare to modify patterns

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Garment requirements are confirmed.
2.2 Fabric performance characteristics that may affect style
modifications are identified.
2.3 Patternmaking tools and equipment are selected and
2.4 Basic sketch of required modification is prepared.


3. Modify and finalise pattern

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Modifications are made applying basic
patternmakingprinciples .
3.2 Pattern pieces are checked for accuracy, including seam
allowances, ease allowance, seam match, hems and
functional openings.
3.3 Pattern pieces are labelled, including grain lines, notches,
pattern information and cutting instructions.
3.4 OHS practices are identified and followed.
3.5 Action is taken according to OHS practices to prevent
accidents and to eliminate risks to personal safety.

Learning Outcomes

In this unit you will develop the skills and knowledge required in the modification of existing styled patterns to create new styles with minimal modification. Pattern and garment terminology, as well as the correct use of tools and equipment are also applied.

Details of Learning Activities

The course is integrated with LMTCL3009B Develop patterns from a block using basic patternmaking principles to form a cluster or learning program called Pattern Technology

In this course you will be involved in theoretical and practical tasks.
You will develop the skill to -
• measure and assess fit requirement
• develop patterns from a base size block
• determine style variation and detail
• Assess silhouettes
• Modify patterns
• standard operation procedures to label and identify final pattern components
• maintain accurate records though development of student notes and course hand outs
• Use trade sketches to identify information and finalise pattern specification sheets
•recording and reporting practices
•You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each progressive task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.
• As well as class activities you will be required to undertake research and assessment practise outside of regular class times.
• You are reminded of the learning expectation that you will complete an equal amount of research time outside of class as you do in class to demonstrate your understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

Teaching Schedule

Wk 1
Course guide and Introduction:
Assessment Requirements
Pattern Making Basics:
Equipment OHS issues
Cutting and Squaring
Introduction to measuring Mannequin and Australian standards measurements 
basic principle of fit of skirt 
Assessment Task 1Brief

Wk 2
Policy standards of RMIT patternmaking procedures
Determine Base size, seam allowance and ease
Basic dart manipulation to achieve – Silhouettes

Out of class time activities – 1hr

Wk 3
Exercise of pattern making principles and techniques in ½ scale
Pleats, tucks, splits and gathering
Yoke/Basque exercises, Waistbands principles Zip variations
Out of class time activities – 1hr

Wk 4
Skirt style(SKT 1) Full Scale

Out of class time activities – 2hrs

Wk 5
Skirt style(SKT 2)
Use principles over the last 4 weeks as well as learning principles to pocket openings to produce a pattern and toile on paper
Assessment task 2 - brief handed out and discussed 

Out of class time activities – 2 ½ hrs

Wk 6  
Assessment Task 2 - Skirt Assignment 
Choose 1 of 3 skirt styles to make in full scale

Out of class time activities – 1½ hrs

Wk 7 
Assessment Task 2 - Skirt Assignment - self & peer assessment of completed work
Cut out skirts after peer assessment occurs & teacher has signed off work.

 Out of class time activities – 1 hrs

Wk 8
½ scale bodice fitting with tissue and experimenting on half scale mannequins.
Begin introduction with Blackboard of dart manipulation

Out of class time activities – 1hr

Wk 9
Dart Manipulations – half scale and toile in tissue.

Out of class time activities – 1hr

Wk 10
Dart Manipulations cont. –Button wrap extension
- revision dart manipulation with skirt 

Out of class time activities – 1hr

Wk 11
Assessment task 2 toile due for in class presentation
Principles of Collars Full Scale
Principles of Sleeves Half Scale
Written Quiz 

Out of class time activities – 2 hr

Wk 12
Shirt style (SH-1) Full Scale
Draft, Pattern, Specification & notes

Out of class time activities – 1 ½ hr

Wk 13
Shirt style (SH-2) Full Scale
Draft, Pattern, Specification & notes

Out of class time activities – 2hrs

Wk 14
Shirt style (SH-3) Full Scale
Draft, Pattern, Specification & notes

Out of class time activities – 2hrs

Wk 15
Assessment Task 3 - Independent Learning Task Full Scale

Wk 16
Assessment: Appointments/feedback –  Bring along Assessment Task 1

Please note, this schedule is subject to change with notification.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Pattern making for Fashion Design by Helen Joseph Armstrong

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

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
• Pattern notchers

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

You are required to complete all assessment tasks to the required level to provide evidence of competency and develop the full range of skills required.

Ungraded Assessment Tasks 

 Assessment Task 1 – Maintain Record Folio   
                                         Progressive class work
                                         Specification Sheets   

 Assessment Task 2 – Skirt Assignment

Graded Assessment Task

Assessment Task 3 - Independent Learning Task

Assessment Matrix


Assessment 1                     Maintain Record folio

 Assessment 2
Skirt Assignment
Assessment 3
Independent learning task

Training Package Element 1
Identify pattern components

Element 2
Prepare to modify patterns
Element 3
Modify and finalise pattern

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