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FDC 214 - Bridal and Formal Wear

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Advanced construction techniques applied to specialty fabrics for formal wear. Includes client vs. customer, fitting the client, creating the muslin, constructing the formal wear garment, and closing contracts with the client

Prerequisite(s): FDC 211  with a grade of B or better.
Recommendation: Successful completion of FDC 111  and FDC 212  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe desired working relationships and high quality service as they related to the formal wear client.
  2. Conduct effective measuring techniques and etiquette.
  3. Construct muslin garment for the client.
  4. Construct a formal wear garment using advanced construction techniques.
  5. Evaluate service with the client.

Outline:
  1. Client Vs. Customer
    1. Relationship with the client
    2. High quality service
    3. Setting a price for service
    4. Written agreement with client
  2. Fitting the Client
    1. Use of appropriate undergarments
    2. Measuring procedures and etiquette
  3. Creating the Muslin
    1. Construction of the muslin
    2. Fitting muslin to the client
    3. Client satisfaction and communication
  4. Constructing the Formal Wear Garment
    1. Fabric and notion selection/selecting specialty fabric for pattern and design
    2. Creating a garment construction plan
    3. Advanced construction techniques and final touches
      1. Fabric manipulation and seam application
      2. Structuring the garment with interfacing and boning
      3. Neckline, sleeve, and hemline finishes
      4. Decorative detail applied to garment
    4. Fitting the final garment design to the client
  5. Closing Contracts With the Client
    1. Client satisfaction
    2. Outlining and reviewing components of the written agreement
    3. Evaluating client’s expectations


Effective Term:
Spring 2016



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