SRJC Course Outlines

7/14/2024 7:54:50 AMFASH 70B Course Outline as of Fall 2009

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FASH 70BTitle:  CLOTHING CONSTRUCTION 2  
Full Title:  Clothing Construction 2
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 Scheduled3.506 min.Lab Scheduled61.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
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.

Course Completion of FASH 70A ( or CLTX 70A or CLTX 7A)

Recommended Preparation:

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)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FASH 70A ( or CLTX 70A or CLTX 7A)
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


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: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Interpret and apply 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 individual.
3.  Identify, select, and care for fabrics appropriate for advanced clothing projects.
4.  Alter patterns for more complex figure problems.
5.  Develop good project management and working habits.
6.  Identify and apply time-saving techniques in the construction of projects.
7.  Demonstrate knowledge and proper use of interfacings, interlinings, underlinings, and lining fabrics and techniques for proper installation.
8.  Calculate and 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, pants, and/or a jacket.
   e.  Construct bound buttonholes, welt pockets, inset pockets, hand-sewn zipper, and decorative trim.
   f.  Operate overlock serger machines and computerized sewing machines.
   g.  Work with designer patterns.
   h.  Incorporate individual designs and changes into commercial patterns.
10. Based on subsequent repeats, students will be able to apply techniques to:
   a. increasingly complex applications
   b. increasingly complex patterns
   c. fabric manipulation with a variety of fabric textures
   d. increasingly complex fitting issues and adjustments
   e. gain confidence and speed

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include but not be limited to:
1.  Sewing Equipment
     A.  Serger overlock machines
     B.  Computerized sewing machines
     C.  Steam press, pressing tools and steamer
     D.  Special sewing equipment for particular tasks
2.  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
3.  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
4.  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
5.  Time-Saving Techniques
Repeating students will perform construction techniques using increasingly
complex applications:
     A. increasingly complex patterns
     B. fabric manipulation with a variety of fabric textures
     C. increasingly complex fitting issues and adjustments

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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 --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 stitches
   G.  Hem finishes for wool, knits, silkies, napped fabrics
4.  Take 2-4 tests
5.  Read from text
6.  Repeating students will construct samples and projects demonstrating
    increasingly complex applications:
   A. increasingly complex patterns
   B. fabric manipulation with a variety of fabric textures
   C. increasingly complex fitting issues and adjustments

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
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
35 - 70%
Samples, projects.
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
10 - 25%
Attendance and participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Required:  Readers' Digest Complete Guide to Sewing. The Readers' Digest Association. 2004.
Optional:  Sewing for Style. Cy De Cosse Incorporated. Singer (1985 - latest edition available).
Optional:  Sewing Specialty Fabrics. Cy De Cosse Incorporated. Singer (1986 - latest edition available).
Optional:  Tailoring. Cy De Cosse Incorporated. Singer (1988 - latest edition available).
(Texts are classics in the field.)

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