DCP330 - Custom Block Making

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Subject Title
Custom Block Making

Subject Description
Endless styling and design possibilities exist when students have their own comprehensive and verified blocks. This subject integrates accurate measuring and personal fitting techniques enabling students to draft a complete set of customized master blocks. Using a step-by-step approach, students produce a custom fitted set of blocks that include bodices, skirts, sleeves and pants.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Pattern Making Recognition of Achievement.

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

1. Accurately take body measurements.

2. Conduct a thorough,individual custom fitting.

3. Draft and fit customized front and back bodice, skirt and pant blocks.

4. Produce a custom balanced sleeve block.

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

Topic Outline

  •     Introduction to subject/required supplies
  •     Handouts and projects
  •     Taking proper measurements
  •     Draft the front and back bodices
  •     Fit front and back bodices
  •     Draft the front and back skirt blocks
  •     Fit front and back skirts
  •     Sleeve draft
  •     Draft a balanced sleeve block
  •     Front torso draft
  •     Draft back torso block
  •     Fit front and back torso block and balanced sleeve
  •     Class time to finish torso and adjustments sleeve corrections and changes
  •     Draft front and back pants
  •     Fit front and back pant blocks
  •     Custom block making practices and the individual client
  •     Learning highlights and course experience

Mode of Instruction
Demonstration followed by practical exercises.

Prescribed Texts

Required Supplies
All pattern making tools and supplies

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

Bodice blocks and muslin 20%
Skirt blocks and muslin 20%
Torso blocks and muslin 20%
Sleeve blocks and muslin 20%
Pant blocks and muslin 20%
Total 100%

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