Aug 08, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FDC 111 - Apparel Design and Construction II

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

Continuation of FDC 110  .  Intermediate principles of apparel construction.  Includes planning the garment, preparation of garment pieces, assembly, industry techniques and practices, unit production, evaluation, and trend analysis and design planning. 

Prerequisite(s): FDC 110  with a B or better.
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with consent of instructor.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Design and construct fitted apparel projects.
  2. Evaluate commercially produced clothing to determine type of stitching used and overall complexity of the garment.
  3. Apply industry techniques to apparel construction including preparing a basic spec sheet commonly used in the industry.

  1. Planning the Garment
    1. Measurement and basic fitting procedures
    2. Fabric, pattern, and notion selection
    3. Fabric grainline orientation and pattern placement
  2. Preparation of Garment Pieces
    1. Cutting accurately
    2. Marking methods
    3. Fitting pieces together smoothly
  3. Assembly
    1. The unit method
    2. Seams
    3. Seam finishing and commercial stitches
    4. Trimming, clipping, notching, grading
  4. Industry Techniques and Practices
  5. Unit Production
    1. Shaping devices – ease, darts, gathers
    2. Sleeves
    3. Neckline, facing, collar
    4. Zipper types and application
    5. Buttonholes
    6. Buttons and fasteners
    7. Hems
    8. Pressing
    9. Finishing touches
    10. Spec sheets and their purpose
  6. Evaluation – Skill Building Review
  7. Trend Analysis and Design Planning

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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