1 x 6-hour workshop weekly
1 Admission into BCAFS-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Fashion)
1a Admission into BCACD-Bachelor of Creative Arts (Costume Design)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Assumed knowledge
It will be assumed that students have an understanding of fabric construction, fibre type and basic garment construction. Knowledge of the design principles is also required.

In addition, it will be assumed that they are able to operate industrial overlockers and flat beds.
Course context
Prequisites - Completion of Fashion Workshops 1, 2 and 3 and Fashion Theory and Design 1 and 2.
Topic description
Customers expect innovative fashion design made from interesting and varied material. In this topic, students will analyse the properties of various fabrics, and develop the design, pattern and construction skills to enable them to produce a range of appealing garments which will satisfy the emerging needs of consumers.
Educational aims
This topic aims to provide students with the opportunity to:

  • research fashion garments to observe their fabrication, shape, fitting details and construction.
  • learn pattern making techniques appropriate for chosen fabric and garment
  • develop skills in the operation and maintenance of sewing machines.
  • develop skills in the construction techniques of components and whole garments
  • become competent at developing specification sheets for garments
  • design and produce a garment from a brief
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • demonstrate a familiarity with the items of clothing that can be constructed from materials other than wovens
  • identify market segments for specific garment designs
  • analyse the use of non-woven materials into the development of specific ranges
  • demonstrate skills in the development of blocks, and patternmaking
  • demonstrate the use of design and construction techniques and tools to produce a portfolio
  • identify and solve performance and production problems