University of Technology Sydney

83882 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 2

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UTS: Design, Architecture and Building: Design
Credit points: 6 cp
Result type: Grade and marks

There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Recommended studies:

successful completion of 83621 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 1

Description

This subject enables students to advance techniques learnt in 83621 Foundations in Patternmaking and Construction 1. Students continue to learn how to use the principles of patternmaking and garment construction to further interpret complex fashion design ideas into realisable garment outcomes. Students are introduced to advanced garment forms, and continue to investigate material qualities essential to understand in order to create accurate and professional fashion garments. Students learn to create complex garment components in both flat pattern and three-dimensional garment forms. In this subject, students learn how to apply and translate these principles into their own individual garment design outcome, based on a complex garment type.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

1. The ability to utilise effective time management to meet deadlines and tasks set.
2. Learning the value and importance of taking risks, decision making and challenging boundaries
3. Self directed learning and in class participation with in the subject components of Patternmaking and Construction.
4. Appropriate levels of technical skills in both Patternmaking and Construction components of the subject
5. Accuracy, rigour and care in both Patternmaking and Construction Journals with relevant research and sourced imagery.
6. The ability to demonstrate an accurate and rigour outcome of both Patternmaking and Construction component of the subject in the finished outcome.
7. The ability to verbally reflect on the practical outcome of both Patternmaking and Construction components of the subject.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes to the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes:

  • Ability to speculate, experiment, challenge boundaries and take risks (I.2)
  • Demonstrated self-directed learning and self-initiated problem-solving (P.1)
  • Ability to use, acquire and integrate relevant technical skills (P.2)
  • Ability to utilise effective time management (P.4)
  • Accuracy, rigour and care (P.5)
  • Ability to undertake in-depth research, including both visual and written forms (R.1)
  • Ability to reflect on practice and research (R.3)

Teaching and learning strategies

Studios are practice-based, with 2 hrs Patternmaking and 2 hrs Construction workshops from week 1-12. Assessments are project-based, combining in-class demonstrations and individual learning.

This subject is offered face-to-face and incorporates a range of teaching and learning strategies which includes discussions, demonstrations, studio activities, construction and patternmaking problem solving, making and student presentation. Each class is complemented by prior reading, research and reflection on studio work and individual tasks.

Project task 'Gender Neutral Dress' (Assessment 3) involves working independently and collaboratively, focusing on weekly development. It will be documented within students' 'Gender Neutral Dress' Journal each week, addressing a series of questions that will involve receiving feedback and constructive criticism. Informal feedback will be given to students weekly in the studio and workshop by the tutor, which will help students progress within the subject.

Studio and workshop activities include pre-reading, visual and technical research, illustration and photography. Students prepare a journal to document their work process, visual and written research and sample tasks included.

Content (topics)

1. Understand more complex methods of pattern manipulation in relationship to fashion design.
2. Demonstrate through the completion of project work, machine and construction skills.
3. Operate workshop machinery safely.
4. Develop an understanding of the different methods of construction for specific fabric types.
5. Apply skills and knowledge gained in the subject into finished designed garments.
6. Critically analyse and reflect on pattern and construction practices, including time-management of processes.
7. Source and reference information.

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Patternmaking Task

Intent:

Assessment brief 1 can be downloaded from UTSOnline/Subject Documents. This includes complete information for this assessment. Assessment criteria is available at any time in the REVIEW assessment system at http://uts.review-edu.com/uts/

You are encouraged to engage with the criteria by self-assessing your work prior to the deadline for this task.

This assessment task introduces students to methods of patternmaking with a focus on pant and shirt. Students will learn new terminology and build on learnt terminoligy relevant to patternmaking for fashion industry practise. This will be assessed through practical examples resulting in submitted garment patterns.

Students further build on their pattern research journal which forms part of this assessment.

In-class progress is taken in consideration for this assessment. It involves students demonstrating weekly attendance, time management by undertaking preparatory activities, weekly progression in class and responding to feedback.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 5 and 6

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

P.4, P.5 and R.1

Type: Exercises
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Student's weekly participation in class and ability to produce work weekly in studio and for homework. 20 1 P.4
Accuracy and care in documentation process displayed in journal with relevant research and sourced imagery. 30 5 R.1
Patterns are presented neatly and correctly with all markings, correct measurements and labels. 50 6 P.5
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Construction Task

Intent:

Assessment brief 2 can be downloaded from UTSOnline/Subject Documents. This includes complete information for this assessment. Assessment criteria is available at any time in the REVIEW assessment system at http://uts.review-edu.com/uts/

You are encouraged to engage with the criteria by self-assessing your work prior to the deadline for this task.

This assessment task introduces students to methods of construction with a focus on pant and shirt. Students will learn new terminology and build on learnt terminoligy relevant to construction for fashion industry practise and design. This will be assessed through practical examples resulting in submitted fashion garments.

Students further build on their garment research journal which forms part of this assessment.

In-class progress is taken in consideration for this assessment. It involves students demonstrating weekly attendance, time management by undertaking preparatory activities, weekly progression in class and responding to feedback.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

1, 4 and 5

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

P.1, P.2 and P.5

Type: Exercises
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Accuracy and detail shown in finished pant and shirt showing technical skills and understanding of construction techniques. 50 4 P.2
Student's participation in class and ability to prepare and produce work weekly in workshop and for homework shown in the accurate outcome of the work. 20 1 P.5
Student's ability to document their learning weekly shown in their journal using appropriate resources, imagery and reflection for tasks. 30 5 P.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Individual Patternmaking and Construction Project 'Gender Neutral Dress'

Intent:

Assessment brief 3 can be downloaded from UTSOnline/Subject Documents. This includes complete information for this assessment. Assessment criteria is available at any time in the REVIEW assessment system at http://uts.review-edu.com/uts/

You are encouraged to engage with the criteria by self-assessing your work prior to the deadline for this task.

This assessment task introduces students to methods of patternmaking and construction with a focus on the 'Gender Neutral Dress' project. Students will learn to build on their gender neutral garment from the project Undo-Reform in Fashion Culture, by using their learnt patternmaking and construction fundamental skills.This will be assessed through practical examples resulting in submitted garment and patterns as well as a face to face presentation.

Students further build on their 'Gender Neutral Dress' project journal which forms part of this assessment.

In-class progress is taken in consideration for this assessment. It involves students demonstrating weekly attendance, time management by undertaking preparatory activities and further development, weekly progression and responding to feedback.

Objective(s):

This task addresses the following subject learning objectives:

2, 3, 6 and 7

This task also addresses the following course intended learning outcomes that are linked with a code to indicate one of the five CAPRI graduate attribute categories (e.g. C.1, A.3, P.4, etc.):

I.2, P.2, P.4, P.5 and R.3

Type: Project
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 40%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Patternmaking: 'Gender Neutral Dress' Project Pattern is presented with care and consideration including all markings, labels and accurate finishes completed to a professional standard. 25 6 P.5
Patternmaking: Student's participation in class and effective time management by demonstrating weekly development of their 'Gender Neutral Dress' project pattern. 10 3 P.4
Construction & Patternmaking: Student's ability to reflect on their development and learning of their 'Gender Neutral Dress' project in patternmaking and construction. 10 7 R.3
Construction & Patternmaking: 'Gender Neutral Dress' project journal demonstrates the importance of taking risks and challenging boundaries of pattern making, seams and testings, construction process and development of their own dress. 20 2 I.2
Construction: 'Gender Neutral Dress' project is presented with care and consideration with all finishes completed to a professional standard. 25 6 P.2
Construction: Student's participation in class and effective time management by demonstrating weekly development of their 'Gender Neutral Dress' construction development. 10 3 P.4
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Minimum requirements

Students are expected to attend a minimum 80% of classes.

Recommended texts

You may find any or all of these texts helpful. They are in the UTS Library.

Aldrich, W. 2008, Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear, 5th ed., Blackwell Publishing, Oxford
Aldrich, C. 2007, Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting, 2nd ed., Blackwell Publishing, Oxford
Barnfield, J. & Richards, A. 2012, Pattern Cutting Primer, Bloomsbury, London
Cole, J. & Czachor, S. 2009, Professional Sewing Techniques for Designers, Fairchild Books, New York
Fischer, A. 2009, Basics: Fashion Design 03: Construction, AVA Publishing, Switzerland.
Liechty, E. Pottberg, D. Rasband, J. 2006, Fitting & Pattern Alteration: A Multi-Method Approach, Fairfield Fashion & Merchandising Group, New York.
McKelvey, K. 2006, Fashion Source Book 2nd ed., Blackwell Science.
Shaeffer, C. 2001, Sewing for the Apparel Industry, Prentice Hill, New Jersey
Shaeffer, C.B. 2001, The Couture Sewing Techniques, Taunton Press.
Singer The Complete Photo Guide to Sewing, 2009, Creative Publishing International, Minneapolis
Skills Institute Press, Illustrated Guide to Sewing: A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion, Fox Chapel Publishing, East Petersburg.
Smith, A. 2009, The Sewing Book, DK Publishing, New York
Sorger, R. & Udale, J. 2006, The Fundamentals of Fashion Design, AVA Publishing, Switzerland
Stecker, P. 2009, The Fashion Design Manual 2, Palgrave Macmillan, South Yarra.
Szkutnicka, B. 2010, Technical Drawing for Fashion, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London.

Joseph-Armstrong, H. 2010, Patternmaking for Fashion Design, 5th Edition, Pearson Education, Australia

Fischer, A. 2015, Sewing for Fashion Designers, Laurence King Publishing

Dove, T. 2013, Fashion Design: A technical foundation, Austin Macaulay Publishers

Assembil, How Patterns Work: The Fundamental Principles of Patternmaking & Sewing in Fashion Design

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References

Web Resources:

http://www.vimeo.com/utsfashion

http://www.vogue.com/fashion-shows

http://thecuttingclass.com


WGSN (access via the UTS Library website, on-campus only)