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Unit: Unit 2: Introduction to creativity in fashion and textiles.


Learning Outcome: LO1. I can sew a simple pair of trousers or a skirt, using different techniques and processes.

1: I can name the different types of trousers or skirts.

• Trousers: Straight leg; cropped trousers;
• Skirts: Straight skirt; panelled skirt;
2: I can label different methods of disposing fullness that can be used on a pair of trousers or a skirt.
• Methods: Pleats; Darts; Tucks; Shirring; Gathering.
3. I can name various waistline finishes that can be done on trousers or skirts.

• Waistline finishes:

  • Trousers: facing; waistband;

  • Skirts: facing; elastic casing/cord;

4: I can name the different fasteners used for trousers or skirts.

  • Fasteners:

- Trousers: zip; snap fasteners; button and button hole; hook and bar.
- Skirts: hook and eye; button and loop; tie string, invisible zip.
5: I can label different pockets on garments.

Pockets: e.g. round patch pocket, square patch pocket, seam pocket; and hip pocket.
1: I can identify the choice of fasteners used in examples of garments.

• Fasteners:

  • Trousers: zip; snap fasteners;

  • Skirts: hook and eye; button and buttonhole.

2: I can briefly describe the method of attaching different fasteners.

•Attachments: Button with shank and without shank.
1: I can construct either a simple pair of trouser or a skirt with constant support/guidance from the teacher.

  • Construct a simple pair of plain trouser or a simple skirt: choosing appropriate material; pattern layout and pinning of pattern pieces; methods of transferring pattern markings; following basic steps to assemble the garment.

Learning Outcome: LO2: I know the fashion industry and marketing.

6: I can list the duties of a fashion stylist.

  • Roles: promote designers; maximise sales; provide advice; identify trends; keep to budgets; keep to time limits; create good visual image; match outfits and accessories; find outfits that fit and suite the person; choose suitable outfits for the occasion and season.

7: I can list the duties of a fashion buyer.

  • Roles: e.g. buy fashion items, identify market demand, attend trade shows and fashion shows, stock control, forecast trends, plan a range, identify target consumers e.g. age, lifestyle, buying habits, gender, ethnicity, occupation.

3: I can identify the duties of a fashion merchandiser.

  • Duties:

  • Present and promote fashion products in very appealing way that encourages customers to buy.

  • Oversee creation of the fashion store interiors and visual displays to encourage sales.

  • Analyse market trends and develop good marketing strategies to increase sales.

  • Develop overall merchandising concept that matches the demand of target market.

  • Implement effective seasonal Marketing Strategies for renewing of merchandise.

  • Identify fashion branding strategies to maintain brand identity.

4: I can discuss some of the different marketing techniques used in the fashion industry.

  • Marketing techniques:

    • advertising media: e.g. visual merchandising, personal selling;

    • AIDA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Action);

    • identified target market;

    • visual promotional materials: e.g. logo, letterhead, swing tag, label, strap line;

2: I can work as part of a team to create a marketing campaign.

  • Work well as part of a team; communicates clearly with others; takes part in discussions; carries out duties responsibly; uses imaginative thinking to solve problems.

Learning Outcome: LO3. I can understand the consumer in the fashion world.

8: I can match the basic rights of the consumers in modern society to their meaning

  • Basic rights: the right to satisfaction of basic needs; the right to choose; right to safety; the right to be informed; the right to be heard; the right to redress or remedy; the right to healthy and sustainable environment; the right to consumer education.

9: I can identify consumers' responsibilities.

  • Responsibilities: the responsibility to identify the needs; be informed; understand any contracts made; be aware of environmental impact of purchased product or service.

10: I can list some factors that influence consumers' choice.

  • Factors influencing the consumer:

  • Psychological: e.g. motivation, perception, lifestyle, personality, learning, attitudes;

  • Socio-cultural: e.g. cultural, income, occupation, education, family, reference groups;

  • Economic: e.g. Income, saving, ability to borrow;

  • Legislations: e.g. EU policies, local government policies.

5: I can briefly describe how I can be a socially responsible consumer.

  • Socially responsible consumer:

- eco-friendly: eg. Eco fashion, Organic fabrics, Fair Trade clothing.
- sustainability: eg. Recycling clothes, evergreen styles, versatile accessories.
3: I can complete a very basic research project about consumer influences when shopping for fashionable items with constant support from the teacher.

  • Report writing: design brief, aims, plan of action, research, plan a simple interview or survey; conduct the interview or survey, analyse data, draw results, evaluate, presentation.

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