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Fall 2012

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FBM120 - Apparel Construction Fundamentals
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: An introduction to the tools and techniques of apparel construction. Apply specific terminology to the process of construction. Construction techniques include: hands-on sewing machine techniques, body types and size charts, selecting patterns, fittings, step-by-step sewing instructions and assembly procedures, types of stitches, seams, darts, pleats and tucks, bias, sewing with knits, zippers, pockets, sleeves, collars, necklines, facings and interfacings, linings, waistlines, hems, and closures. Students must provide their own supplies. Fall only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course as documented through writing, objective testing, case studies, laboratory practice, and/or classroom discussion, the student will be able to:

1.Define all terminology related to the process of apparel construction.
2.Demonstrate the successful sewing of all process construction applications.
3.Compare a minimum of 5 apparel construction techniques for a designated body type and size.
4.Measure one designated body type and determine the body type and size.
5.Critique sewing instructions for one garment.
6.Demonstrate basic sewing construction by creating one garment.*
7.Apply as appropriate to the garment, a dart, stitching, seam, bias, pleat, zipper, pocket, sleeve, collar, neckline, facing and interfacing, and hem.
* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.

Content Outline:
Week 1 - 2
Fabrics used (fabric, linings, interfacings)
Sewing machine & sewing equipment
Body types and size charts
Selecting a pattern (Chapters 1 - 4)

Week 3 - 4
Step-by-step instructions & assembly
Students must have ready in class their pattern, fabric, and sewing supplies (Chapters 5-7)

Week 5 Darts (Chapter 8)

Week 6 Pleats and tucks (Chapter 9)

Week 7 Bias & bias treatments (Chapter 10)

Week 8 Sewing with knits (Chapter 11)

Week 9 Zippers (Chapter 12)

Week 10 Pockets (Chapter 13)

Week 11 Sleeves (Chapter 14)

Week 12
Necklines (Chapter 15 & 16)

Week 13
Facing and interfacings
Linings (Chapter 17 & 18)

Week 14
Closures (Chapters 19-22)

Week 15 Present final project

Effective Term: Fall 2011