Course Title: Draw and interpret a basic sketch

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2009

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 Workbench and seating are set up according to OH&S practices.


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 Quality criteria for drawing is identified.
3.2 Template is selected to draw sketch.
3.3 Lines required to complete sketch are drawn accurately.
3.4 Sketch is drawn to correctly represent a pattern piece or garment.
3.5 Relevant parts of sketch are identified and labelled.


4. Interpret sketch

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Features of design are identified from sketch.
4.2 Specifications where used, are interpreted from sketch.


5. Complete work

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Sketch is inspected against quality standards.
5.2 Any changes or adjustments to sketch are carried out as required.
5.3 Documentation relating to sketch is completed.

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

The course is integrated with LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design to form a cluster or learning program called Fashion Drawing

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design.

• This is a manual drawing class using primarily, pencil and fine line pen.
• You will be selecting and using garment templates appropriately and accurately.
• 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, patterns and samples to Fashion industry standards.
• You will be expected to attend, participate and complete each task to the required standard, to be eligible to be assessed and to continue with the next task.
• You will be required to undertake research and assessment practice 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 further you understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.
• Your work needs to be authenticated in class to be eligible for assessment.

Teaching Schedule

Please note that due to unforeseen circumstances this schedule is subject to change. Weekly outlines of topics to be covered and activities completed will be made available at the beginning of scheduled classes.
Week 1
Introduction to course and equipment required.
Eight head template figure (female).
Drawing techniques: using the layout paper, tracing, copying, using the light box, pencil, using the fine liner.
Developing garment templates for trade sketching; bodice, skirt, waisted pant and hipster jean, set-in sleeve shirt, magyar/raglan shape.
Week 2
Draw skirts. Draw pleats and pintucks.
Week 3
Draw shirts and bodices.
Week 4
Collar variations and construction. sleeve types and plackets. The use of “blow-ups”, highlighting details.
Week 5
Draw dresses, gathering, shirring, flounce
Week 6
Draw garment wrap and shawl collar.
Week 7
Draw Draw tailored jacket: collar and revere.
Week 8
Continue drawing tailored jacket, single and double breasted, front and back view.
Week 9
Feedback studio appointments
Week 10
Continue drawing tailored jacket, single and double breasted, front and back view.
Week 11
Tailored pant and jeans. Draw zip openings. Draw pockets.
Week 12
Draw yarn knitted garment.
Week 13
Drawing lingerie and swimwear.
Week 14
Denim Jacket
Make trade sketch of a classic denim jacket from a sample. Draw and discuss jacket silhouette and detail variations.
Considering the constraints of the brief, make 15 clear rough sketches using a consistent scale for peer comment.
Week 15
Show your design ideas to peers for constructive comment.
Draw up 5 denim jacket variations that you wish to be considered for selection, using fine line pen. Select final design and colour up with markers.
Week 16
Workplace fashion drawing task - Due at end of class.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Jenkyn Jones. S., Fashion Design 2nd Edition.


Stecker, Pamela, 1996, Fashion Design Manual, Macmillan Education Australia Pty Ltd, South Melbourne;

McKelvey, Kathryn & Janine Munslow, Fashion Design: Process, Innovation & Practice, Blackwell.

Other Resources

Essential Learning Resources students need to bring:

• A3 folio for handing in your work for assessment
• A3 plastic sleeves
• Selection of pencils: H, HB and 2B
• A3 cartridge paper or pad
• Blank layout pad for rough ideas

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 Assignment
Assessment 2
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task (includes competency in holistic Design project) 20%

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment 1                                         
Garment Details Assignment

Assessment 2                                                Simulated workplace fashion drawing task (includes competency in holistic Design project) 20%                         
1. Prepare tools and equipment                    XX
2. Prepare workstationXX
3. Identify basic design stylesXX
4.Interpret sketchXX
5. Interpret design brief or specification.XX
6. Use templatesXX
7. Complete workXX

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