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TEXT8003 - Garment Design & Construction

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Title:Garment Design & Construction
Long Title:Garment Design & Construction
Module Code:TEXT8003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Textiles
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2021/22 ( January 2022 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Noel Murray
Module Author: Breda OMahony
Module Description: This module examines textiles in respect to their sources, uses, sustainability and ethics. Garment design and construction techniques are developed to create, repair and repurpose.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Adapt used textiles to new purposes, repair and upcycle textiles for continued use
LO2 Implement appropriate design elements and principles to the fashion design process
LO3 Apply various pattern drafting techniques to edit and create original garment/item patterns.
LO4 Creatively construct and evaluate an original design featuring an inclusive element using a variety of construction and embellishment techniques
LO5 Connect developing practical pedagogical skills and practical based textile and design skills to the Home Economics post primary school classroom
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Repairing, Repurposing, Recycling and Upcycling
Various reparation and alteration techniques. Finding new uses for textiles and methods of adapting them. Promotion of sustainable practices
Design Principles and Elements
Designing garments with consideration for the design principles and elements and choosing the most relevant in connection with your brief or theme of inspiration.
Pattern Drafting
Learning pattern editing techniques and how to use them to create new designs. Measuring the body and creating pattern blocks.
Garment Construction
Constructing a garment from self-created/edited patterns incorporating trend forecasting
Pedagogical Practice
Planning, organisation and facilitation of a practical based class, health & safety, maximising time with appropriate pace and pitch and integration of suitable theory.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Apply sustainable upcycling practices to used textiles. 1,2 30.0 Week 8
Exhibition Evaluation Create and exhibit a garment from a commercial pattern. Apply appropriate elements and principles of design. Isolate a key teaching moment from the garment construction process, prepare appropriate teaching resource(s) and share with peers. 2,3,4,5 70.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Practical Skills 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lecture Theory 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research, Reading & Practical Work 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab Practical Skills 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Lecture Theory 1.0 Every Second Week 0.50
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Research, Reading and Practical Work 2.5 Every Week 2.50
Total Hours 7.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.50
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Misumi. N. 2020, Joyful Mending : Visible Repairs for the Perfectly Imperfect Things We Love!, Tuttle Publishing [ISBN: 9784805315]
  • Turner, J. 2014, The Sewing Bible For Clothes Alterations: A Step-by-Step Practical Guide on How to Alter Clothes, New Holland Publishers [ISBN: 978174257642]
  • Fulop, L. 2020, Wear, Repair, Repurpose: A Maker's Guide to Mending and Upcycling Clothes, Countryman Press [ISBN: 978168268434]
  • Brown, S. 2013, ReeFashioned : Cutting-Edge Clothing from Upcycled Materials, Laurence King Publishing [ISBN: 978178067301]
  • Aldrich, W. 2008, Metric Pattern Cutting for Women's Wear, Wiley-Blackwell [ISBN: 978140517567]
  • Couch, P. 2015, Garment Construction: A Complete Course on Making Clothing for Fit and Fashion,, Design Originals [ISBN: 978156523509]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Fletcher, K. 2020, Sustainable Fashion and Textiles : Design JourneysSustainable Fashion and Textiles : Design Journeys, Taylor & Francis Ltd [ISBN: 978041564456]
  • Zaman, Z. 2012, New Fashion Designers' Sketchbooks, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC [ISBN: 978140814062]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_FHOEC_8 Professional Diploma in Education - Home Economics 3 Group Elective 1
CR_FHOEC_8 Professional Diploma in Education - Home Economics 4 Group Elective 1

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