DCP220 - Pattern Making Level II

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Last review date 2017-12-13 16:21:52.576

Subject Title
Pattern Making Level II

Subject Description
Students are introduced to advanced pattern making techniques used in the drafting of dresses, blouses and shirts, and drafting of the sleeve block into more complicated sleeves. Emphasis is placed on accuracy, fit, and the correct interpretation of styling for design purposes, as well as preparation of dartless blocks. Flat pattern methods using darted and dartless blocks are also included.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Pattern Making Recognition of Achievement or one credit towards the Fashion Certificate and one credit towards the Pattern Making Recognition of Achievement.

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

1. Draft a dress pattern using bodice and skirt blocks and dress blocks.

2. Construct princess lines and empire line dress designs.

3. Draft various necklines and collars, including shawl designs.

4. Draft sleeves with normal or elongated armholes.

5. Construct a dartless block for knits and develop it into stylised patterns.

6. Construct a dartless block suitable for stable fabrics and develop blouse and shirt patterns.

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.

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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.

DCP120  - Pattern Making - Level I

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 will
be asked to withdraw with the risk of academic and/or financial penalty. 

Topic Outline

  • Dress block using bodice and skirt blocks
  • Dress styling: Princess lines, shoulder and armhole styling
  • Dress styling:  Empire lines
  • Sleeve block development and verification.  Fullness at crown, fullness at wrist / puff sleeve
  • Shirtmaker sleeve / bishop sleeve
  • Sleeve: Elongated armhole
  • Individual dress design with sleeve and collar
  • Dartless blocks
  • Blocks for knits
  • Patterns for knits
  • Shawl collars
  • Shirt patterns

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.  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 in class.

Prescribed Texts
Pattern Making for Fashion Design; Helen Joseph Armstrong; Pearson Education Canada

Required Supplies
List given during first week of class, as used in DCP 120

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
After demonstration and class practice the student will have 1/2 scale examples to complete
and to compile a reference book, together with full scale patterns and toiles. These will be
evaluated and marked on a regular basis.

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Homework Assignments 30%
Knit Assignment 10%
Shirt Design Presentation 15%
Mid-Term Test 15%
Final Project 30%

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