BMAFD602 – Advanced Fashion Pattern Design

Module code
Module title
Advanced Fashion Pattern Design
Students will further develop more complex patternmaking. The module explores the development of advanced fashion styles with increased complexity and technical aspects through PAD drafting and pattern development. Students will design and construct professional patterns for specific complex design problems. They will integrate their knowledge of manual pattern drafting and construction and refine their pattern development skills. The emphasis is on developing students own techniques through concept design exploration enhanced by computer applications Students will also explore topics which contribute to the environmental, social, ethical and economic aspects of sustainable fashion design.
  • BM9601
NZQA Level
Level 6
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Not Web enabled
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
2.1 Use a process which advances the structured and reflective refinement of a fashion design or business project
? identify the problems and issues set in the course brief
? complete self-directed investigation 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 2 Demonstrate the production skills associated with the designing, drafting, fabrication, for specific garments
? create patterns for selected garments
? apply appropriate software techniques to the production process
? demonstrate the ability to use current garment design software to develop fashion design concepts
? Develop self-reflective practice to evaluate and refine design concepts.

2.3 Demonstrate the ability to utilise appropriate software to produce fashion patterns
? digitise card pattern, label, check and align perimeter, plot completed pattern
? create a pattern from a specific design using appropriate software
? set up working sizes, grading libraries, and apply basic grading
? make minor pattern modifications as required
? set up marker information, and test by making a complete print production marker
? digitise master drafts for selected garment concept
2.4 Understand ethical and sustainable design strategies
? discuss conventions of sustainability as its relates to the fashion industry
? apply sustainable design elements to fashion outputs
? design and plan manufacturing pattern layups for sustainable practices and procedures
? apply sustainable practices which contribute to the environmental, social and ethical and economic aspects for production

2.6 Comprehend the process of a graded assignment
? employ a vocabulary for describing work
? write 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 Production Processes
Software skills

3.2 Design
Pattern design
Pattern layout and planning
Ethical and Sustainable practices
Textiles and materialities

3.3 Software Pattern skills
Software vocabulary
Industry practice

3.4 Case studies
Curent methodologies
Conventions of practice

3.5 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 student's progress through structured exercises and supervision of regular self- assessment.
Graded assessment performed by self, peers, and tutor.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module students must complete and pass all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50