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Fashion Design 200

DSNF 200: Sophomore Studio I

Prerequisites: 2.5 in-major GPA; “C” or better in DSN 143, DSN 173 and DSNF 105; or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (3) Six hours studio

Introduction to sloper development, garment fit, draping and flat pattern design, and garment construction techniques for woven fabrics.


Detailed Description of Course

In this course students will develop a basic pattern set and learn the basics of flat pattern design as well as aesthetic and functional aspects of garment fit. Other topics include: basic apparel construction techniques, fabric types, garment standards and specifications; texture and pattern considerations, pattern cutting layout; garment components; assembly processes; production and quality, and financial considerations.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Basic techniques for apparel design and execution will be demonstrated. During the studio, students will apply the information in the development and fitting of a basic bodice, skirt, and sleeve pattern set.


Student Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will
Demonstrate awareness of:

1. Body interaction with garment structure, function, and aesthetics, including fit, fitting device used and evaluation.
2. The interrelationship of fabric properties in apparel design, including fabric pattern/texture, fabric thickness and seaming, fabric layering, and use of support fabrics.
3. Basic flat pattern dart manipulation, style line techniques, and edge finishes for bodice, skirt, and sleeve.
4. Basic draping techniques.
5. Construction processes and quality standards for garment assembly.
6. Apparel standards and specification development and implementation.
7. Pattern standards.
8. Basic sewn product construction and assembly processes and procedures.
9. Sewn product reverse-engineering as a means of product development.
10. Garment style identification and communication.
11. Self and peer critique processes and application.

Demonstrate knowledge of:
12. Translation of two-dimensional representation into three-dimensional form.
13. Sewn product order of operations.
14. Techniques for sewing woven fabrics.
15. Effective time and project management.


Assessment Measures

Studio assignments, including draping and pattern making exercises and critiques will assess the students’ knowledge of the human form and garment fit and their ability to apply the problem solving process. Quizzes will assess students’ knowledge of course content. Written and oral critiques, preliminary design ideas, craftsmanship and concept development comprise an integral part of the evaluation criteria for all projects.


Other Course Information

Accreditation Outcomes:
1. Sample booklet (2, 5, 14, 21)
2. Bodice, skirt, sleeve, and torso slopers for woven fabrics (1, 4, 7, 9, 19)
3. Ready-to-wear analysis (1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 12)
4. Reverse engineering of garment (2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 14, 20)
5. Target market inspiration board
6. Shirtwaist line sketches
7. Shirtwaist dress, waist seam, side zipper, CF button closure, sleeve, flat or convertible collar (target market project, design process diagramming journal, pattern and specification package) (1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16, 18, 20, 21, 22)
8. Style library (1, 15) (necklines, waistlines, skirts, bodices, flat collars)
9.    Quizzes and skills tests (1, 2, 3, 9, 111, 15, 20, 21)


Review and Approval
June 4, 2012