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    Course Description:
    This course is designed to meet the needs of extremely skilled and motivated fashion students.  Students will design original garments and then use draping and sewing techniques to construct that garment.  Students will also create and embellish another garment.  The design and construction processes will be documented and included in the student’s portfolio.  Students will also participate in a student-produced fashion show.  Students will be responsible for fabric, notions and pattern expenses.
    Enduring Understandings:
    Draping is the oldest means of creating clothing.
    Draping is a way to create a garment by manipulating fabric on a three-dimensional
    Sculpting with fabric is a creative way to construct a garment.
    Draping helps one develop a keen sense of proportion and placement of style lines.
    Harmony, in a garment, is achieved by balancing fabric and design.
    Correct fit, hang and balance of garments can be achieved even if a person's form is not perfectly balanced. 
    Certain types of fabric work best for draping.
    The grain of fabric is important in relationship to the desired design.
    A finished drape can be transferred into a complete pattern.
    Garments can be embellished to create beauty and interest.
    There are many ways to embellish a garment. 

    Essential Questions:
    How is draping used to create garments??
    Why is draping superior to flat-patternmaking?
    What tools are needed for draping a design?
    What must a good designer know about fabrics?
    What types of fabrics work well for draping?
    Why must a garment be cut on correct grainlines?
    What is a panel?
    How is a design balanced?
    What are the elements of a good design?
    What is a silhouette?
    Which draping styles are most flattering to various figures?
    What are lines?
    How can folds, darts, pleats, princess seams, and fullness be used to emphasize a design?
    What is ease and why is it important in garments?
    After a design is draped, how is it transferred to a paper pattern?
    What is embellishment?
    How can a garment be embellished? 
    Course Academic Vocabulary:
    Draping  Apex    Awl
    Panels  Plumb line   L-square
    Design  Shirr    Style tape 
    Grainlines  Style lines   Dress form
    Balance  Transferring   French curve ruler
    Ease   Break point   Hip curve ruler
    Color   Vanishing point   Notcher
    Line   Underlay   Pattern Drafting Paper
    Shape   Bias    Trueing 
    Texture  Fit    Blending
    Value   Princess seam                    Embellish 
    Course Units / Topics of Study:
    I.  Draping Techniques
    II. Embellishment Techniques
    III. Design Terms
    IV. Illustration/Design of Garments
    V. Garment Construction
    VI. Fashion Show
    VII. Portfolio