Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6086

Course Title: Draw a trade drawing for fashion design

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


350T Fashion & Textiles


Term1 2010

Course Contact: Anna Cavaleri

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9138

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Course Description

This unit covers the skills and knowledge to draw an accurate trade or technical drawing based on specifications and a design brief. This is a manual drawing class using primarily, pencil and fine line pen. You will be drawing garments and garment components from a variety of sources such as magazines and samples to Fashion Industry standards. As well as class activities 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 your understanding and to be deemed competent in this course.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

GRAP5229C  Use and apply sizing systems appropriate for fashion design

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

LMTFD3004B Draw a trade drawing for fashion design


Complete work

Interpret design brief or specifications

Prepare drawing tools and equipment

Prepare workstation

Use template to produce trade drawing

Learning Outcomes

Safe and efficient trade sketching for fashion design.
Layout and techniques for trade drawing for fashion design.
Figure proportions.
Garment templates.
Garment details such as collar types, sleeve types, pleats and garment fullness, garment fit and shaping, fastenings and openings.
Integration of a variety of textiles and trimmings into the trade drawing.
Accurate identification, labelling and documentation of the trade drawing.

Overview of Assessment

1. Progress work
Ongoing in class practical tasks: 60%

2. Assignment
Simulated workplace fashion drawing task: 20%