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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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FDC 213 - Tailoring: Pants and Shirts

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

Traditional and speed-tailoring methods for pants and shirts utilizing advanced techniques and materials. Includes pant construction, shirt construction, and completed garment evaluation.

Prerequisite(s): FDC 211  with a grade of B or better.
Recommendation: Completion of FDC 112 with a grade of B or better 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 how fabrics behave and affect the end result of the pants and shirts.  
  2. Fit the tailored pants and shirts for style, shape, and comfort.
  3. Demonstrate shaping of garment through the use of various types of interfacing. 
  4. Describe standards used to judge a well-fitted tailored garment and apply to current custom and mass market retail standards.
  5. Construct a tailored pair of pants and a shirt. 
  6. Evaluate completed garments by fabric selection, fit, workmanship, and appearance.

  1. Pant Construction
    1. Pattern alterations and fit
    2. Muslin garment
    3. Garment shaping
    4. Pad stitched waistband
    5. Pockets
    6. Fly zipper application
    7. Belt loops
    8. Lining
    9. Hem
  2. Shirt Construction
    1. Pattern alterations and fit
    2. Muslin garment
    3. Garment shaping
    4. Collar with a stand
    5. Cuffs with tailored plackets
    6. Decorative topstitching
    7. Buttons and buttonholes
    8. Hem
  3. Completed Garment Evaluation
    1. Fabric and design selection
    2. Fit of pants and shirt
    3. Construction and workmanship
    4. Overall appearance

Effective Term:
Spring 2016

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