Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify different stretch fabrics and learn the characteristics of each.
2. Select patterns suitable for the various types of fabrics.
3. Demonstrate appropriate construction techniques for patterns and fabrics.
4. Identify the various types of laces, elastics and trims suitable for stretch apparel.
5. Use of both serger and conventional sewing machines in constructing stretch apparel.
6. Compare ready-made garments to hand-made, considering quality of fabric, fit and construction.
1. Selection of patterns and suitable knit fabrics for pattern styles
2. Knit fabrics
A. Types - jersey, interlock, double knit, single knit, sweatshirt fleece, sweater knits, knit terries, velours, mesh knits, novelty knits, and ribbings
C. Specific characteristics for individual print fabrics
D. Specific sewing techniques for individual knit fabrics
3. Preparing the pattern
4. Layout and cutting of knit fabrics
5. Notions needed for sewing with knits
C. Needle selection
D. Thread selection
6. Seams and seam finishes used for knits
A. Conventional seams
B. Overlock seams
C. Stabilized seams
A. Catch stitched
B. Blind stitched
8. Ribbed edges
A. Calculate ribbing needed for individual projects
B. Types of ribbing and uses
1. Flat method
2. "In the round" method
3. Double ribbing
4. Lapped ribbing
9. Bound Edges
A. Circular edges
B. Inside corners
C. Finished ends
10. Construction technique uses
A. Tank tops
D. Pants: application of knee interfacing
B. Patch pocket with ribbing
C. Inseam pocket
D. Welt pocket (optional)
B. Separate waistband
C. Shirred waistband
A. Pattern adjustments and fit
B. Fabric choices
C. Elastics, linings, thread, needles
D. Elasticized edges and application of elastic
E. Elastic bindings and straps
F. Application of lining:
2. Front lining
G. Application of bra cups
A. Pattern selection for panties/slips
B. Fabric, lace, elastic selection:
C. Layout and cutting
D. Basic seam finishes
2. 3-thread overlock
E. Basic edge finishes
1. Edge finishes
2. Bound edges
3. Lace trimmed edges
4. Picot edge finishes
F. Applying lace
1. Basic method
2. Overlay method
3. Flat construction
4. "In the round" construction
5. Reinforced method
6. Overlock method
7. Calculate amount of lace
8. Joining/miter lace
9. Lace appliques
G. Applying elastic
1. Construct two shirts, one with a collar and one crew neck.
2. Construct a swimsuit, exercise garment, skirt or pants.
3. Construct one lingerie item.
4. Construct one additional item, which will be of student's choice.
5. Make a cost and quality comparison of ready-to-wear retail versus designed and tailored.
6. One or two quizzes; final exam.
7. Reading: 5-20 pages per week.
|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 - 15%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
40 - 75%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 30%
|Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
5 - 20%
|Attendance and participation.||
Sewing with Knits, by Connie Long, Taunton Press, 2000.
Sewing Lingerie, by Singer, Cy De Cosse Incorporated, 1991.
(Texts are classics in the field.)