SRJC Course Outlines

2/22/2024 3:53:24 AMFASH 102 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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Discipline and Nbr:  FASH 102Title:  PATTERN ALTERATION  
Full Title:  Pattern Alteration
Last Reviewed:3/22/2010

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled.7517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled13.13
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled.754 min.Lab Scheduled13.13
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  26.25Total Student Learning Hours: 52.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  39 - Total 2 Times
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Catalog Description:
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Demonstrate principles and techniques of pattern alteration to achieve custom fitting of garments.  Students observe and solve various fitting problems and practice a variety of alteration techniques.


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Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Demonstrate principles and techniques of pattern alteration to achieve custom fitting of garments.  Students observe and solve various fitting problems and practice a variety of alteration techniques.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:39 - Total 2 Times


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
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 successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify and analyze fitting problems for different figures.
2.  Identify where the pattern needs alteration for each fitting problem.
3.  Compare and evaluate different methods of making these alterations on a pattern.
4.  Apply these alterations and construct a fitted garment.
5.  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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I.    Various figure types and the fitting problems of each
II.   How and where to alter patterns for each figure problem
III.  Three methods of pattern alterations
     A. Pivot method
     B. Slash and spread method
     C. Seam method
IV.  Altering a pattern
V.   Constructing a fitted garment
VI.  Repeating students will be presented with increasing complex alteration tasks

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1.  Identify fitting problems on three different people.
2.  Using half-scale patterns, make 12 alterations selected from the most common problems:
     a. bodice, skirt, pants.
     b. bust, hips, sway back, full seat.
     c. back, full abdomen, flat seat.
     d. shoulders, sway back, pelvis tilt toward back.
     e. sleeves, more or less of an oval shape of torso.
     f.  other - student choice.
3.  Use all three methods of alterations to determine the one most comfortable to use.
4.  Determine fitting problems and solution alterations for a fitted garment. Apply these alterations and construct garment.
5.  Take 2 quizzes.
6.   Read 5 to 10 pages per week from text.
7.   Repeating students will be expected to perform increasingly complex alterations.

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
10 - 60%
Homework problems, alterations of actual garment
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 75%
Alterations and construction of garment
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
5 - 25%
Quizzes: multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fitting & Pattern Alteration by Liechty, Pottberg & Rasband, 3rd Ed. 1995. (Text is classic in the field)

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