BMAFD502 – Fashion Pattern Design

Module code
Module title
Fashion Pattern Design
This module allows students to further explore fashion design pattern drafting principles. This includes manual pattern drafting and the development of skill in the use of current garment pattern drafting software for the production of patterns for fashion concepts for manufacture. Students will test and refine patterns through sewing construction procedures.
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes

2.1Use a process which advances the structured and reflective refinement of a design problem
identify the problems and issues set in the course brief
complete self-directed research and reflect upon working processes
demonstrate the structured resolution of a process through the generation, regeneration, manipulation, and refinement of ideas
discuss with peers and tutors the individual working process adopted
show evidence of independent and interdependent processes for working

2.2Test and apply flat pattern drafting in the design of more complex garments or fashion products
construct master patterns (BLOCKs) for a range of fashion garments
select and apply pattern manipulation techniques to produce industry level patterns for fashion products
2.3Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of manually drafted flat pattern design grading techniques
apply the techniques of flat pattern grading principles
use measuring techniques to develop a set of graded patterns

2.4 Test and refine patterns through construction procedures
test patterns to sample stage using industrial sewing techniques
design and record modifications to patterns as required for fit ,textiles and construction methods
annotate and label patterns to industry standard
create final patterns to produce fashion garments / products to toile stage

2.5Comprehend the process of a graded assignment
employ a vocabulary for describing work
write own objectives
actively participate in group and class critiques
consider and reflect upon self and peer design processes and decisions
participate in ongoing formative assessment
consider, discuss, and document self and peer performances for graded assessment
3.1.Fashion design construction methods
Fashion genres
Design variables (trends, silhouettes, shape, proportion, scale) Woven textiles
3.2.Pattern development
Measuring the human form
Manual Grading
Rule tables
Cutting room techniques
3.3.Conventions of practice
Industry norms
Industry vocabulary and terms
Current methodologies
3.4.Communicating with a range of cultures
Content of interest to a Mori audience
New Zealand cultural identities
Content from at least one other culture
Modes of address appropriate to the audience
Teaching and Learning Strategy

Lecturer establishes themes and issues for analysis and discussion.
Lecturer constructs models for analysis and discussion of texts and visual works.
Students participate in dialogue and identify relevant themes from lectures and readings.
Students develop their understanding of issues explored in texts and visual works.
Students identify areas of interest that form the basis of an essay, research topic and presentation.
Lecturer negotiates topic, workload, and the form of the presentation with students.
Students participate in collaborative critiques.
Lecturer facilitates students' progress through structured exercises and supervision of regular self- assessment.
Graded assessment performed by self, peers, and tutor.
Assessment Criteria
Assignment 1 30
Assignment 2 20
Assignment 3 50

To pass this module, students must pass all assignments with a mark of no less than 50 on each assignment