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Unit: Unit 1:- Introduction to the world of fashion and textiles.


Learning Outcome: LO1. I can understand the fashion industry and its careers.

1. I can name the careers in the fashion industry.

  • Careers within the fashion industry:

    • Design: designers;

    • Manufacture: dress makers;

    • Marketing and promotion: models;

    • Retail: sales personnel.

1. I can outline the roles of various fashion personnel within the fashion industry.

Learning Outcome: LO2. I can understand the importance of textiles.

2. I can identify the use of textiles in the world around me.

  • Use of textiles: inside the home; outside the home; clothing purposes; manufacturing purposes.

3. I can list the different fibres.

  • Fibres:

    • Natural Fibres:

      • Plant: cotton; linen;

      • Animal: wool; silk;

    • Manufactured Fibres:

      • Regenerated: viscose; acetate;

      • Synthetic: nylon; polyester;

4. I can label the process involved in the manufacture of fabrics.

  • Process:

    • Fibre:

      • Staple;

      • Filaments;

    • Yarn:

      • ‘Z’ twist;

      • ‘S’ twist’;

    • Fabric:

      • Woven: e.g. plain; satin; twill;

      • Knitted: warp; weft;

2. I can describe how fabric is produced from fibres.

Learning Outcome: L03. I can use sewing equipment and construction techniques to construct an artefact following health and safety procedures.

5. I can identify the risks and hazards in the textile and fashion environment.

  • Hazards: e.g. electrical cables, poor ambience of the environment, incorrect storage of equipment, causes of fire, incorrect posture, unsafe equipment, misuse of equipment, lack of maintenance to equipment, inadequate personal precautions/clothing.

6. I can label equipment required for basic sewing skills.

  • Cutting tools: e.g. dressmaker’s shears, pinking shears, rotary cutter and mat;

  • Sewing tools: e.g. hand sewing needles, embroidery needles, sewing machine;

  • Measuring tools: e.g. tape measure, ruler, T-square;

  • Marking tools: e.g. tailor’s chalk, coloured marking pen/pencils, carbon paper and tracing wheel.

7. I can list the different uses of the equipment used for basic sewing.

8. I can label different stitches and seams used in the textiles and fashion industry.

  • Stitches: e.g. temporary, permanent;

  • Seams: e.g. plain, French, run and fell;

3. I can describe the different stitches commonly used in the construction of garments.
4. I can select suitable seams for different uses in the construction of garments.

  • Plain seam: e.g. sides of a skirts, side of a jacket;

  • French seam: e.g. sides of blouses, sides of shirts; around armholes;

  • Run and fell seam: e.g. sides of a pair of trousers, back and front yoke;

2: I can apply sewing techniques to complete a given project following health and safe procedures.

  • Construction techniques: e.g. stitches, seams;

  • Health and Safety procedures;

  • Aesthetics;

  • Neatness;

  • Functionality.

Learning Outcome: LO4. I can use mood boards and illustrations to make a project.

9. I can identify different fashion presentation techniques.

  • Presentation techniques: e.g. mood boards, theme boards, inspiration boards, story boards.

10. I can list different themes and inspiration sources for the various fashion presentation techniques.

Themes: e.g. music or stories, history, art, other cultures.
5. I can identify the different styles in illustrations and mood boards.

  • Styles: e.g. sports, casual,  kids,  teens, masculine, feminine,  evening, professional, work wear, classic, swimwear, catalogue.

3. I can complete a project presentation using various mood boards and illustrations.

Apply good technique: layout; composition; creative backgrounds; space; visual frames; symmetry/asymmetry; colour schemes; harmony; emphasis; proportion.

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