DCP210 - Garment Construction Level II

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Subject Title
Garment Construction Level II

Subject Description
This subject provides the student with a thorough knowledge of the standard industrial techniques used in the construction of garments. A shirt and dress are produced based on a careful progression of difficulty. 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.

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

1. Identify and select appropriate fabrics for a shirt and dress project.

2. Construct a shirt that has a collar with stand and sleeves with a classic cuff and placket.

3. Construct a dress in a fluid woven fabric (silk/or silk-like) with sleeves & collar or interesting neckline.

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 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.

Students should consult the Program Information Package each semester to ensure they have current information regarding program requirements. Packages are available from the Continuing Education Office. 

Topic Outline
1. Selection of patterns and fluid fabrics
2. Selection of interfacings and other notions to be used with light weight and fluid fabrics
3. Special techniques used in the production of shirts and dresses

    set in sleeves
    trims and finishing

4. Treatment of linings and underlinings
5. Buttons and buttonholes
6. Production of a shirt (cotton) & a dress (fluid fabric i.e. silk)

Mode of Instruction
Demonstration, practical exercises

Note:  Classes are not designed to provide all the information a student may need in order to grasp 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 redelivered 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 in class.

Required Supplies
Cutting shears
Tape measure
Pins and needles
Chalk and marking pencils
Stitch ripper
C-thru ruler
Industrial sewing machine kit
Pen, pencils and notebook

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+90%  to  100%
A80%  to  89%
B+75%  to  79%
B70%  to  74%
C+65%  to  69%
C60%  to  64%
D+55%  to  59%
D50%  to  54%
F0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)

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
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:   

Garment Project #1 (Shirt) 30% 
Garment Project #2 (Dress) 30% 
Final Sample Book 40%

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