Aug 14, 2022  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FDC 121 - Flat Pattern Making

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

Introduction to the flat pattern method of pattern making for apparel production. Includes principles of pattern manipulation, practical applications, and evaluating the applications to a selected design project with emphasis on trend inspiration, design analysis, and planning.

Prerequisite(s): FDC 111   

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Utilize the essential construction principles and procedures of flat pattern making.
  2. Apply principles of pattern manipulation to create a flat pattern for the basic block set.
  3. Analyze trends and designs and product flat patterns for designs.
  4. Apply appropriate pattern making methods for selected designs.

  1. Introduction to Flat Pattern Making
  2. Principles of Pattern Manipulation
    1. Use of half-scale slopers
    2. Design lines
    3. Construction concerns
  3. Practical Applications
    1. Dart manipulations
    2. Dart equivalents
    3. Garment closures
    4. Facings
    5. Necklines
    6. Collars
    7. Sleeves
    8. Skirts
    9. Dresses
  4. Evaluating the Application of Flat Pattern Techniques to a Selected Design Project
    1. Analyze trends
    2. Design analysis
    3. Planning the design

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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