CTE Task: Principles of Construction

Click here to download the teacher resource for this task. 

COURSE:

Foundations of Fashion Design

CLASS PERIOD LENTH:

1 hr

 

Principles of Construction

Task Description

Standards

In this task, students will create an original pattern using computer-aided pattern design.

Standard 17: Demonstrate proficiency in basic pattern design and drafting techniques by designing and creating an original garment pattern. Compare and contrast skill requirements for manual and computer-aided pattern design and drafting methods.

 Content Understandings

Extending Understandings

Upon successful completion of these tasks students will demonstrate the ability to:

compare skill requirements for manual and computer-aided pattern designs and drafting methods.

To move students towards deeper understanding, they should be given opportunities to:

design garments of their choice using drafting methods.

Support Strategies

If students are struggling to access this task, additional supports and strategies could be employed as students are engaging with the task.

Key Terms

Sentence Frames

Scaffolded Questions

Garment

 

Pattern

The length of the _______ varied significantly.

 

The seamstress sewed an interesting ______ on the back of the model’s dress.

What are the four methods of pattern making?

 

What are the benefits of using computer-aided pattern design to create patterns?

 

Instructional Resources

 

Inkscape Lesson: Interface and Basic Drawing (running time:9:31)(TJ Free.(2018, August 24). Inkscape and Basic Drawing [Video] You Tube.

 

Creating Vector Repeated Patterns (running time: 11:26)(Logos by Nick.(2016, Oct 28). Inkscape Tutorial: Creating Vector Repeated Patterns [Video] YouTube.

 

 https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-1.0.1/

 

 

Task Guide

This activity will require student to apply what they learned during the lesson on pattern design and drafting techniques to an activity.

Pattern Design Project

Students will watch the You Tube instructional videos, “ Inkscape Lesson: Interface and Basic Drawing and Creating Vector Repeated Patterns for an introduction to Inkscape software.

Students will create an original pattern using the computer aided pattern design software.

Pattern Design Task

Watch the You Tube instructional videos Inkscape Lesson: Interface and Basic Drawing and Creating Vector Repeated Patterns for an introduction to Inkscape software.

Create a sketch of an original pattern design that can be used on a garment of your choice e.g. pants, shirt, dress, skirt etc.

Scan or take a picture of your design.

Upload your sketch to the Inkscape software

Use the Inkscape software to turn your design into a repetitive pattern.

Once your design is complete, print a copy to submit to your teacher/instructor.

Along with submitting your design you must include a paragraph describing the reason for your: design, color choice, and the overall mood of your pattern.

The teacher/instructor will make all patterns available for viewing for the entire class.

Student Resource

Click here to download the student resource for this task. 

Pattern Design Task

  1. Watch the You Tube instructional videos Inkscape Lesson: Interface and Basic Drawing and Creating Vector Repeated Patterns for an introduction to Inkscape software.
  2. Create a sketch of an original pattern design that can be used on a garment of your choice e.g. pants, shirt, dress, skirt etc.
  3. Scan or take a picture of your design.
  4. Upload your sketch to the Inkscape software
  5. Use the Inkscape software to turn your design into a repetitive pattern.
  6. Once your design is complete, print a copy to submit to your teacher/instructor.
  7. Along with submitting your design you must include a paragraph describing the reason for your: design, color choice, and the overall mood of your pattern.
  8. The teacher/instructor will make all patterns available for viewing for the entire class.