SRJC Course Outlines

11/28/2023 10:49:27 AMFASH 70B Course Outline as of Fall 1997

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FASH 70BTitle:  CLOTHING CONSTRUCT  
Full Title:  Clothing Construction
Last Reviewed:5/10/2021

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled4.0017 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CLTX 70B

Catalog Description:
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This Clothing Construction class is designed to provide the student with intermediate to advanced sewing skills to develop competence in working with designer patterns, specialty fabrics, plaids, stripes, napped fabrics and more complex sewing techniques.  Projects and samples required.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of FASH 70A (formerly CLTX 70A, CLTX 7A).

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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For the advanced clothing student who wishes to work with designer patterns, unusual garment details and trims, alterations, difficult fabrics.  Fitting techniques stressed throughout.  Experimentation and advanced construction techniques. Projects required.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of FASH 70A (formerly CLTX 70A, CLTX 7A).
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:08 - May Be Taken for a Total of 6 Units


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Read, interpret, and be able to use the correct vocabulary and
   terminology related to intermediate and advanced clothing
2.  Identify body type and problem areas and apply decision-making
   process to select appropriate style, color, and design for the
3.  Identify, select, and care for fabrics appropriate for advanced
   clothing projects.
4.  Demonstrate the ability to alter patterns for more complex figure
5.  Develop good project management and working habits.
6.  Identify and use time-saving techniques in the construction of
7.  Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of interfacings, interlinings,
   underlinings, and lining fabrics and techniques for proper
8.  Compare costs of self-made to ready-made garments.
9.  Demonstrate the ability to:
   a.  sew with wool, including preshrinking, pressing techniques,
       interfacing, pad-stitching
   b.  match plaids
   c.  sew with silky fabrics, napped fabrics, knit fabrics and other
       novelty fabrics such as ultrasuede
   d.  line pockets, skirt or pants, and/or a jacket
   e.  construct bound buttonholes, welt pockets, inset pockets,
       hand-sewn zipper, decorative trim
   f.  operates overlock serger machines and computerized sewing
   g.  work with designer patterns
   h.  incorporate individual designs and changes into commercial

Topics and Scope
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I.   Sewing Equipment
    A.  Serger overlock machines
    B.  Computerized sewing machines
    C.  Steam press, pressing tools and steamer
    D.  Special sewing equipment for particular tasks
II.  Alterations and Pattern Selection
    A.  Complex alterations for special figure problems
    B.  Use of a muslin to fit garment to body
    C.  Creative changes to commercial patterns
    D.  Designer patterns
III. Fabric Selection, Use and Care
    A.  Wool
    B.  Plaids
    C.  Napped fabrics (velvet, velveteen, corduroy)
    D.  Silky fabrics (rayon, polyester, silk)
    E.  Knits (lingerie, jersey)
    F.  Lining fabrics
    G.  Interfacings, interlinings, underlinings
IV.  Advanced Construction Techniques
    A.  Bound buttonholes
    B.  Welt pockets
    C.  Sewing with wool, napped fabrics, silky fabrics, knits
    D.  Matching plaids
    E.  Lining (hand and machine stitching)
    F.  Specialized hand stitches
    G.  Serger techniques
    H.  Decorative trim
V.   Time-Saving Techniques

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1.  Construct 2-3 projects using one or more categories below:
   A.  Lined pants, skirt, shorts and/or vest
   B.  Dress
   C.  Shirt or Blouse
2.  Requirements for projects: try to include the following:
   A.  specialty fabrics (napped, plaid, silky, wool, knit, etc.)
   B.  lining
   C.  bound buttonholes and/or welt pocket
   D.  matching plaids
   E.  designer pattern
   F.  use of serger
3.  Construct samples of:
   A.  Seams and seam finishes for working with wool, knits, silky
       and napped fabrics
   B.  Matching plaids
   C.  Bound buttonholes
   D.  Welt pockets
   E.  Decorative trim
   F.  Hand stitchers
   G.  Hem finishes for wool, knits, silkies, napped fabrics

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Homework problems, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
50 - 65%
Class performances, Field work, SAMPLES
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion, ESSAY
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
15 - 25%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Sewing for Style, Singer 1985--optional
Sewing Specialty Fabrics, Singer, 1986--optional
Tailoring, Singer, 1988--optional
Readers Digest 1995 - Required

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