DCP110 - Garment Construction Level I

Outline info
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Subject Title
Garment Construction Level I

Subject Description
This subject covers the basic principles employed in garment construction. Professional standards are emphasized through the completion of samples giving the student a thorough foundation in garment construction principles. Techniques employed in the production of women's lined skirts and knit casual wear are emphasized. Garments are constructed using recognized industrial methods with an industrial single needle machine and a serger.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Garment Construction Recognition of Achievement or the Fashion Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Construct a fully lined wool skirt.

2. Construct samples that show alternative methods of constructing garments.

3. Construct a knit two piece outfit using specialized sewing techniques for stretch fabric.

4. Operate the industrial single needle sewing machine and serger consistent with industrial practice.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

DCP103 - Basics of Garment Construction

It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the prerequisites are met.  If you do not have the required prerequisite subject (or have an advanced standing for the  prerequisite subject) you may be asked to withdraw with the risk of financial penalty. 

Topic Outline
Subject Overview

  •     Patterns, how to buy fabrics, body measurements, interfacing, linings
  •     Pockets, slash, side curve, side on straight
  •     Zippers, lapped on straight, lapped on curve, invisible
  •     Waistband, high waist, 3 hems
  •     Box pleat, knife pleat, yoke
  •     Sample demonstration
  •     Skirt Vents
  •     Skirt waistband and hems
  •     Necklines, v-neck, crew-neck, polo
  •     Waistlines, elastic waist and cuffs

Mode of Instruction
Demonstration, practical exercises 

Note:  Classes are not designed to provide all the information a student may need in order to master the subject; reading and other individual research or study is essential.  Class time is used to illustrate, illuminate, clarify and apply the most important and relevant parts of a complex subject.  The instructor is more than willing to discuss and clarify points to any student whether or not the student was present during the class when those points were covered.  However, content covered in scheduled classes cannot be re-delivered by the instructor for a student who misses that class.

It is the responsibility of each student to make notes and study the material presented class.

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material

Required Supplies

  • cutting shears
  • tape measure
  • pins and needles
  • thimble
  • chalk and marking pencils
  • stitch ripper
  • c-thru ruler
  • industrial sewing machine kit
  • pens, pencils, notebook.
  • machine kit (foot & screw, bobbin case, 2 bobbins, zipper foot) by Industrial 

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Term Work and Final Examination Requirements:
To pass this subject, students must achieve the learning outcomes specified in this subject outline.  This achievement is determined through the completion of all subject components.  Students must pass both term work and final exam or final assignment (if the final assignment is in lieu of the final exam) in order to pass the subject (minimum passing grade 50%). 
If you are unable to complete the Final Exam/Assignment in this subject, you must provide documentation to support the absence to the instructor within one week.  If necessary, this information will be presented at the promotion meeting for consideration in determining and recommending the final grade.

All term work assignments must be completed prior to the time of the final examination. Unless students have been granted an extension in advance, late assignments will be penalized accordingly. There is no provision for rewriting late assignments, regardless of the grade awarded.  Students must contact faculty in advance of due date to discuss extensions.

If an assignment is missed due to class absence, any official documentation that might be grounds for arranging a make-up opportunity must be submitted to the faculty member on or before the next scheduled class.  Make-up opportunities do not apply to all graded assignments.

Test and Exam dates have been pre-arranged and are non-negotiable.  If a test/exam is missed, the student must provide official documentation to support the reason for the absence within one week to the instructor.  Make-up tests or exams will be granted for extenuating circumstances only and at the discretion of the faculty. For further information on evaluation and academic standing, please refer to the Seneca College Academic Policy http://www.senecac.on.ca/academic-policy/acpol-08.html.

Student Success:
Please come prepared to participate in class.  Make sure you bring your course text to each class, participate in class discussions, hand in any assigned work on time and attend each and every class.  Following these suggestions will increase your chances of success.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme: 

Weekly Samples 50%
Garment 1 - Skirt 20% 
Garment 2 - Knit - 2 pc 20% 
Quiz 10% 

Approved by: Lisa Somers