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Unit: 2. Introduction to creativity in Fashion and Textiles

Textiles and Fashion

Learning Outcome: 1. I can recognise traditional and contemporary fashion and textile techniques.

1 I can outline the key styles throughout the different periods in fashion history.
Different fashion periods: Ancient Egypt at about 3000 BC; The Ancient World c. 3000BC-400AD; The Middle Ages c. 300-1500 ; The Renaissance c. 1400-1800; Baroque and Rococo c. 1600-1800; The Nineteenth Century 1800-1900;The Twentieth Century 1900-1999;The Twenty-first Century 2000-to date;
2 I can outline the different terminology related to contemporary fashion styles.
Different terminology: toile; trendsetters; haute couture; prêt-à-porter; mass marketing; fashion trends; fad fashion; fashion forecasting.
1 I can describe the style features of various fashionable accessories.
Fashionable accessories:

  • Hats: e.g. beret, top hat, pillbox hat;

  • Bags: e.g. purse, clutch bag, satchel;

  • Scarves: e.g. stole, cravat, sarong.

Learning Outcome: 2. I can understand and use the elements and principles of design.

3 I can describe the formal elements of design in fashion and textiles examples.
Formal elements: line; colour; tone; value; shape; form; proportion; texture; volume; space.
4 I can outline the use of design principles in fashion and textiles examples.
Design principles: repetition; balance; emphasis; movement; contrast; rhythm; pattern; unity and harmony; variety; symmetry.
5 I can identify various creative textile techniques.
Techniques: e.g. batik, tie and dye, printing, felting, hand and machine embroidery, tufting, hansa, weaving, lace-making, tapestry, patchwork, applique, crochet, knitting, macramé.
2 I can explain various processes of creative textile techniques.
Techniques: batik; lino printing; felting; tufting; weaving; hansa.
1 I can make my design ideas with creative textile and sewing techniques.
Design ideas: application of design elements; application of design principles; use of different textile techniques; use of sewing techniques; neatness.

Learning Outcome: 3. I can apply the use of pattern drafting for fashion and clothing.

6 I can describe the characteristics of different types of fashion patterns.
Fashion patterns: individual ready-made commercial patterns in standard sizes; multi-sized patterns in commercial magazine; bespoke; pattern-making software.
7 I can outline the different pattern adaptation techniques used to fit the different figure shapes and garment sizes.

  • Size: lengthening; shortening; widening; decreasing;

  • Styles: redrawing of darts; changing of necklines; changing of seamlines; changing of collar styles.

8 I can list the different collars, sleeves, pockets and necklines.
Collars: e.g. flat, standing collar, rolled collar;
Sleeves: e.g. set-in, raglan, Magyar/kimono;
Pockets: e.g. square patch pocket, round patch pocket, hip pocket;
Necklines: e.g. round, square, boat-shaped necklines.
3 I can explain the style features of different collars, sleeves, pockets and necklines.
4 I can explain the procedures that need to be adopted before using a pattern.
Procedures: choose choice of pattern; take measurements; adapt pattern to measurements; gather necessary notions; buy the correct amount of fabric for the pattern chosen; prepare fabric.
2 I can produce a block bodice for a garment.
The block bodice: accurate measurements; correct use of tools; accurate drawing of lines and angles; neatness; pattern-marking symbols.

Learning Outcome: 4. I can use a range of digital media to present design ideas effectively.

9 I can describe how digital technology is used in fashion and textiles.
Digital technology can increase efficiency in processes of: designing and illustrating; fabric and pattern sampling; garment construction, textiles and accessory construction; apparel and collection designing; research and recording; preparation of toiles; visualising and presenting; sizing and costings; pattern drafting.
10 I can describe the functions of current CAD/CAM software for fashion design and pattern drafting.
CAD/CAM functions: image and pattern manipulation; effects with filters and colourways; fitting proportions and sizing; stylising and drafting; 2D and 3D modelling; grading and marking; lay-planning; prototyping; textile and garment construction; costing and specification sheets.
5 I can explain the strengths and weaknesses of CAD features/functions for existing drafted patterns or fashion/textile design work.
Strengths and weaknesses of: e.g. CAD software to carryout drafting/design work; functions for aesthetics and fitting or grading and markings; functions for design elements and principles or for plotting and measuring; suitability of effects, filters and colourways; proportions and sizing; styling and finishing options.
3 I can use CAD software to draft a pattern or fashion/textile design work.
Use CAD to either draft a pattern or for fashion/textile design work: appropriateness of software; appropriateness of functions used; accuracy with sizing and proportions; appropriate grading and markers used or creative finishing's (application of patterns and textures used, use of effect, filters, colourways); appropriateness of overall displays with complete with specifications.

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