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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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

Julie Wood
Phone: 9925 9325
Office Location: 513.03.01

Nasia Vlassopoulos

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
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 and Introduction:
Assessment Requirements
OH&S guidelines
Hand out Assessment task 1 Brief
Mannequin - Size and fit specification and Australian standards are interpreted and clarified
RMIT Base size is identified Draft Bodice and sleeve Block

1½ hr out of class
Week 2
Hand out Assessment Task 2 Brief – Jacket Assignment
Body measurement - Size and fit specification are interpreted and clarified
Draft personnel jacket block - Homework – sew up toile of jacket block
2 hrs out of class
Draft Dress block using Skirt and Bodice blocks – Full and ½ scales
Week 3 - 5
Revision - Dart Manipulation exercises – ½ scale
Dress styles – DR-01
Empire line Dart Manipulation exercises – ½ scale
Dress styles – DR-02
Fit jacket block toiles over the 3 week period
Fit Holistic Casual Jacket Block and make any required adjustments
3 hrs out of class

Week 6 - 9
Assessment Task 2 –
Holistic Casual Jacket Assignment

5 ½ hrs out of class
Week 10
Jacket Assignment Analysis/Hand in Assessment Task 2
Size and fit specification and Australian standards are interpreted and clarified
RMIT Base size is identified Draft Pant Block – Full and ½ scales

2 hrs out of class
Week 11
Jean style

2 hrs out of class
Week 12
Pant styles

2 hrs out of class
Week 13
Class activity - Written Quiz
Draft T – Shirt Block from specification – Toile

2 hrs out of class
Week 14
T –Shirt Styles

2 hrs out of class
Week 15
Assessment Task 3 –
Independent Learning style
Week 16
Assessment: Appointments/feedback – Bring along Assessment Task 1

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

Un-graded Assessment –
Pattern record Folio containing documentation of; all Progressive class work; Specification sheets; methods and formulas.
All work must be completed, to ensure range of skills have been aquired, (including the Jacket assignment and Independent Learning task) to a required standard  for student to be deemed competent in this course, and receive a PASS grade.

Graded Assessment –

Jacket assignment - 60% weight of graded assessment
Independent Learning Task – 40% weight of graded assessment

Work that is above the minimum quality requirements to be deemed competent in this course will be graded accordingly. Based on the assessment rubric of each assessment task, the final graded result (Credit to High Distinction) will reflect the standard of work submitted.

Assessment Matrix

 Assessment task 1

Progressive class work
Assessment task 2

Holistic Casual Jacket assignment
60% of total graded assessment
Assessment task 3

Learning Task – 40% of total graded assessment
Element 1
size and fit
Element 2
Element 3
Element 4
Final Block
Element 5

Other Information

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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