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    Course Title

     Advanced Fashion/Honors 
    Course Description:
    This course is intended for highly motivated students, committed to serious study of fashion design and construction.  Advanced placement curriculum involves a significant amount of work, done independently.  Students will produce two garments.  First, students will produce a flat pattern for pants, then design and construct an original pair of pants.   Next, students will learn computer applications to create a computer generated pattern.  Students will then construct a garment from that pattern.  The design and construction process will be documented and included in the student’s portfolio. Advanced Fashion may also be taken for honors credit. Students will be responsible for fabric, notions and pattern expenses. 
     
    Enduring Understandings:
    Pants are bifurcated, which means divided.
    Creating a basic pant pattern begins with a 2-dimensional piece of paper for drafting.
    The basic pant is the foundation upon which pants patternmaking, fit, and designs are based.
    If a garment is to fit comfortably and hang well on the figure, the pant must not hinder the actions of the legs.
    Patterns can be created by using computer applications.
    A standard sized sloper can be used to create a pattern.
    A standard sized sloper can be customized to fit a set of specific measurements. 

    Essential Questions:
    What is flat-patternmaking? 
       What tools are required to make a pattern?
    What is bifurcated?
    What does a basic pattern set for pants include?
    What is a sloper?
    What are the two methods for manipulating a dart?
    What is contouring?
    How is fullness added to a pattern?
    What is a balanced design?
    What is a working pattern? 
    How do I create a new pants design from a working pattern?
    What are the basic styles of pants?
    How can basic style combinations be created by computer?
    How can collars, pockets, cuffs and other details be added?
    How can “click and drag” pattern editing be used to move pattern points and lines?
    How is the “Symmetry” function used?
    How is a schematic printed?
    How is a complete pattern, including facings, hems, extensions and seam allowances printed?
    How is the “Layout” mode used to plan fabric needs and pattern placement? 
     
    Course Academic Vocabulary:
    Bifurcated   Sew mode    Scale to Actual Size
    Crotch    Pattern/Schematic window  Scale to Fit Page 
    Crotch depth           Graphics window   Display/Scale 
    Crotch length   Ease allowance   Dimensions  
    Crotch extension  Standard sloper   Display/Show Dimensions
    Crotch point   Sloper menu    Landscape/Portrait  
    Crotch level   Measurement editing function Additions
    Rise    Fitted     Add Seam Allowances
    Outseam   Semi-fitted    Global Seam Allowance
    Inseam   Very fitted    Custom Seam Allowance
    Trouser   Dart menu    Show Pattern
    Culotte   Simple fit    Join
    Slack    Options    Add Facings
    Average   Top Group    Add Hems
    Oversized   Top Style                                     Final Pattern
    Cardigan   Shoulder    Display Garment Pieces
    Jacket    Neck Group    Hollow Points
    Camisole   Neck Style    Solid Points
    Square tail   Armhole menu   Straight Segments
    Shirttail   Sleeve Group   Curve Segments
    Top Angle Up  Sleeve Shape   Bezier Curve
    Bolero Curve   Sleeve Style    Curve Control Points
    Bolero Angle   Sleeve Length   Curve Control Arms
    Styling   Show Grid    Simple-Fit Sloper
    Information (Info) Bar  Refined-Fit Sloper
    Symmetry mode   Circumference
    Toggles    Length       Dimming    Depth 
     
     
     
     
    Course Units / Topics of Study:
     
    Creating a Pants Sloper
    Making a Pattern for an Original Pants Design
    Clothing Design Techniques
    Computer Design Applications
    Design Terms
    Illustration
    Original “Free Choice” Garment Using Computer Generated Pattern
    Fashion Show
    Portfolio
     
    Projects
    Basic pants
    Pants sloper 
    Original pants flat pattern
    Original pants
    Computer generated pattern
    Original garment from computer generated pattern