DCP171 - Bridal Wear

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Subject Title
Bridal Wear

Subject Description
Students learn the basic principles of dress design, pattern-making and construction required for the construction of bridal wear. Special emphasis is given to details such as trims, laces and beading as well as special design elements found only in bridal wear.

Credit Status
This is an elective credit in the Fashion Certificate Program or an elective credit in the Fashion Certificate or one credit towards the Advanced Couture Sewing Recognition of Achievement.

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

1. Design and draft patterns for bridal garments.

2. Calculate the cost and amount of fabric required to produce bridal garments.

3. Be competent in the techniques required for structural support of a bridal garments.

4. Demonstrate proficiency in the techniques of beading & other specialty finishes & trims.

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.

DCP110 Garment Construction and DCP120 - Pattern Making Level I

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

Topic Outline

  • Design elements
  • Patterns for gowns and trains
  • Client consultations
  • Fabric selection calculations and costing
  • Structural supports; types and uses
  • Layout and fabric cutting
  • Invisible zippers and French seams
  • Lace and beads
  • Alterations and construction

Mode of Instruction
Demonstration and practical exercises 

Required Supplies
A supply list will be distributed during the first class

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

Muslin Garment**  50%
Assignments (3x10%) 30% 
Sample Book  20%
Total  100% 

**  The Garment must be modeled for final mark 

No student will be eligible to graduate with a Seneca College certificate or diploma if, in more than 30% of the
subjects required for graduation, the student has received a "D" grade. 

Approved by: Lisa Somers