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FASHION DESIGN TOPICS 

FASHION DESIGN CURRICULUM

 

A Fashion Designer needs to understand all the field in fashion in order to be able to successfully plan a fashion collection with minimum wastage of materials and resources.

 

There are 9 modules in this Fashion Design Course

  1. Fashion Design Introduction

  2. Fashion Drawing Introduction

  3. Pattern Making Introduction 

  4. Sewing Introduction 

  5. Draping Introduction

  6. Fashion Market

  7. Fashion Manufacturing

  8. Fashion Business

  9. Planning A Fashion Collection

 

 MODULE 1 -  INTRODUCTION TO FASHION DESIGN

·       What is Fashion Design?

·       Roles of a Fashion Designer

·       Qualities of a Fashion Designer

·       Fashion Terminology

·       The difference between a Fashion Designer and a Tailor

 

CAREERS IN FASHION

 

·    Careers in Fashion

 

FASHION AND STYLE

 

·       Fashion and Styles

 

GARMENTS SHAPES

 

·       Types of Garment Shape

 

THE FASHION CYCLE

 

·       The Fashion Cycle

THE PROCESS OF START A CLOTHING LINE

 

·    The process of Starting a Clothing Line

 

ELEMENTS AND PRINCIPLES OF FASHION

·       Elements of Fashion

·       Principles of fashion

 

ELEMENTS OF FASHION

·       Elements of Fashion – TEXTURE

·       Elements of Fashion – LINE

·       Elements of Fashion – SHAPE

·       Elements of Fashion - COLORS AND COLOR SCHEMES

·       Color Schemes

·       Colors 

PRINCIPLES OF FASHION

·       Principles of Fashion – PROPORTION

·       Principles of Fashion – BALANCE

·       Principles of Fashion – RHYTHM

·       Principles of Fashion – HARMONY

·       Principles of Fashion – EMPHASIS

 

COLORS IN FASHION

·       Seasonal Color

·       Dominant Color

·       Accent Color

·       Staple Color

 

 

 

FASHION DRAWING

 

INTRODUCTION TO FASHION DRAWING

 

What is Fashion Drawing?

Fashion Sketching

Fashion Illustration

Flat Sketch/Technical Drawing

 

FASHION DRAWING

 

·    Fashion Design Drawing

·    Fashion Templates (Croquis)

·    How to Draw Croquis

·    Fashion Flats, Flat Sketching or Technical Drawing

 

BASIC STEPS IN FASHION ILLUSTRATION

 

·       Tool and Materials required

·       Drawing the Skeletal Structure of the Model

·       Tracing the Skeletal Structure of the Model on a Light Board

·       Drawing the Model over the Skeletal Structure

·       Clothing the Model

·       Drawing the Model's Hair 

·       Drawing the Facial Features of the Model

·       Coloring and Shading the Model

 

 

 

FASHION SKETCH

 

  • Drape Dress - Fashion Sketch Exercise

  • Jump Suit - Fashion Sketch Exercise

  • Shirt Waist Coat and Jeans - Fashion Sketch Exercise

  • Jacket and Pant - Fashion Sketch Exercise

  • Elegant Dress - Fashion Sketch Exercise

  • Wedding Dress - Fashion Sketch Exercise

 

TECHNICAL DRAWING

 

  • Drape Dress – Technical Drawing Exercise

  • Jump Suit - Technical Drawing Exercise

  • Shirt Waist Coat and Jeans - Technical Drawing Exercise

  • Jacket and Pant - Technical Drawing Exercise

  • Elegant Dress - Technical Drawing Exercise

  • Wedding Dress - Technical Drawing Exercise

 

 

PATTERN MAKING

 

INTRODUCTION TO PATTERN MAKING

 

·       What Is Pattern Making

·       Methods of Pattern Making

·       Pattern Making Method

·       Pattern Drafting/Flat Pattern Making

·       What Is Pattern Draping 

·       The Pattern Draping Method

·       Steps for The Pattern Draping Method

·       Pattern Cutting Instructions

·       Bodice Pattern Instruction

·       Pattern Making Process for Various Garments

 

BLOCKS AND PATTERNS

 

·    What are Patterns?

·    Types of Garment Patterns

·    Basic Garment Blocks

·    Types of Garment Blocks

·    Types of Garment Block Measurements

 

PATTERN ANATOMY

 

·    Bodice Pattern Anatomy

 

GARMENT ANATOMY

 

·    Female Jacket Anatomy

·    Trouser Anatomy

·    Skirt Anatomy

·    Shirt Anatomy

 

PATTERN SYMBOLS

 

·    Pattern Symbols

 

BASIC PATTERN BLOCKS CONSTRUCTION

 

  • Create a Basic Bodice Pattern Block 

  • Create a Basic Skirt Pattern Block 

  • Create a Basic Sleeve Dress Pattern Block 

  • Create a Basic Dress Pattern Block 

  • Create a Basic Trouser Dress Pattern Block 

 

INTRODUCTION TO PATTERN GRADING

 

 

SEWING

 

INTRODUCTION TO SEWING

 

·    What Is Sewing?

·    What is Tailoring?

·    The Difference Between Sewing and Tailoring? 

·    Sewing Techniques

·    Tailoring Techniques

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THE BASICS OF IRONING

 

·    How to Steam Fabrics

·    How to Iron Fabrics

·    How to press Fabrics

 

 

THE BASICS OF MACHINE SEWING

 

·    How to Insert the Machine Needle

·    How to Thread a Sewing Machine with a Horizontal Spool Holder

·    How to Use the Machine Needle Threader

·    How to Wind Thread on to the Bobbin

·    How to Wind Thread Using the Bobbin Hole

·    How to Insert the Bobbin into the Machine

·    How to Insert the Bobbin into the Bobbin Case (Shuttle)

·    How to Bring Out the Bobbin Thread

·    How to change machine Stitches

·    How to adjust machine Stitch Tension

·    How to Reverse the Machine Stitch

·    How to insert Machine Foot

·    How to remove a machine foot

·    How to convert a Machine to Free Arm

·    How to Clean the Machine Feed Dogs

·    How to Sew Your First Stitch

·    How to care for the Sewing Machine

·    Sew Lines

·    Sew Square Shape

·    Sew Circle Shape

·    Sew Triangle Shape

·    Sew Spiral Line

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FABRICS AND TEXTILE

 

·       Textile, Fibers and Yarns

·       Types of Fibers

·       Textile Fiber Properties

·       Fabric Construction

·       Fabric Surface Finishes

·       Fabric Sourcing

·       Finding Fabric Suppliers

·       Fabric Sewing Techniques

·       Qualities of a Good Thread

 

SEWING EXERCISE

 

GARMENT PROTOTYPE SEWING

 

  • Sew and Fit your Bodice Garment Prototype

  • Sew and Fit your Skirt Garment Prototype

  • Sew and Fit your Sleeve Garment Prototype

  • Sew and Fit your Dress Garment Prototype

  • Sew and Fit your Trouser Garment Prototype

 

 

DRAPING

 

INTRODUCTION TO DRAPING

 

  • What is Draping?

  • Draping Terminology 

  • Tools and Materials for Draping

  • Types of Test Fabric for Draping

  • Test Fabric or Calico Preparation

  • Identifying Garment Design Details

  • Techniques for Draping

  • Fabrics and Draping

  • Ironing Fabrics for Draping 

  • Preparing the Center Front and Back Fabric

  • Blocking Fabrics

  • Mannequins

  • Tapping the Mannequin

  • Padding the Mannequin

  • Marking Grain Lines

  • Finding Grain line from the Selvage Edge

  • How to Mark Grain Line from the Selvage Edge

  • Finding Grain line with thread pull 

  • Marking Bias Line with Measurement

  • Marking Grain Line with Pencil

  • Tearing the Selvage Edge 

  • How to Mark Bias Line

  • How to Thread Trace Grain Line on a Fabric

  • Draping the Three Grain Lines 

  • Draping the Basic Block

  • After Drape Check

  • Garment Support and Structure

 

DRAPING EXERCISE

 

GARMENT PROTOTYPE DRAPING

 

  • Drape the Bodice Garment Prototype

  • Truing the Bodice Block

  • Tracing the Bodice Pattern

  • Drape the Skirt Garment Prototype

  • Truing the Skirt Block

  • Tracing the Skirt Pattern

  • Drape the Dress Garment Prototype 

  • Truing the Dress Block

  • Tracing the Dress Pattern

  • Drape the Trouser Garment Prototype

  • Truing the Trouser Block

  • Tracing the Trouser Pattern

 

 

FASHION MARKET

 

·       Fashion Market Research

·       Steps in Fashion Market Research

·       Identifying and defining your target customers

 

FASHION MARKET SECTORS

 

·       Fashion Market Sectors

·       Mass Market Sector

·       Ready to Wear Market Sector

·       Haute Couture Market Sector 

 

 

 

FASHION MANUFACTURING

 

FASHION MANUFACTURING SECTORS

 

·       Manufacturing Sectors in the Fashion Market 

·       Clothing Sector

·       Accessory Sector

 

GARMENT MANUFACTURING

 

·       Manufacturers Operation and Information

·       Finding manufacturers for your clothing line

·       Garment Tech Pack

·       Preparation for Production

·       Garment Sample Stages

 

FASHION BUSINESS

 

·       Types of Business

·       Financing a Business

·       The Business Plan

·       Business Insurance

·       Marketing a clothing line

·       Promoting a clothing line

 

 

PLANNING A FASHION COLLECTION

 

·    Theme and Mood Boards

·    Creating a Mood Board

·    Color Story

·    Collection Range Development Plan

·    Design Consideration

·    Preparing a Fashion Collection

·    Collection Planning in Details

 

EXERCISE

 

  • Fashion Design Collection Planning including Mood board, Fabric Swatch, Production cost, Style description, color story, technical drawing) for the following garment categories:

 

·       Drape Dress

·       Jump Suit

·       Shirt Waist Coat and Jeans

·       Jacket and Pant

·       E Dress

·       Wedding Dress

WHO IS A FASHION DESIGNER?

 

A Fashion Designer is one who plans, designs, creates,  and adds aesthetics to clothing including accessories

 

Fashion design is influenced by both cultural and social behaviours of people in a particular region and has varied over time. 

 

Fashion designers work in a number of ways in designing clothing and accessories to suit the consumers anticipated changing taste and some designers have a short amount of time to bring a garment onto the market, so they have to be well-equipped knowledge-wise to meet up with the quick pace demand by the consumers.

WHAT ROLE DOES A FASHION DESIGNER PLAY

Fashion designers sketch their ideas on paper, while others drape fabric on a dress form. They work in different ways to bring their creativity to reality. 

 

When a designer is completely satisfied with the fit of the toile (or muslin), he or she will consult a professional pattern maker, who then makes the prototype version of the garment either manually by drafting out the patterns on paper or with the aid of a computer-aided design program CAD.

 

The pattern maker's job is very technical and precise. The fit of the finished garment depends on their accuracy. 

 

The Final garment sample is then sewn and tested on a model or a dress form to sure that the garment style and fit are the same as it was initially designed.

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