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Fashion Design Syllabus

Fashion Design

Fall Semester 2009

Teacher Info:

Mrs. Mercer

Email address: savannah.mercer@cfisd.net

TeacherWeb page: http://MrsMercer.educatorpages.com Class syllabus, Class notes, Powerpoints, Resources, and reminders posted!

Class Twitter: www.twitter.com/CCFashionDesign Check for reminders and class updates all throughout the semester!

Work phone:

Conference period: 3rd 9:20-10:10

What this course is all about…

The world of fashion design has come quite a long way from its primitive beginnings to the present time where it is becoming a growing field of career opportunities. In fact, fashion design is now considered a form of art! In this class, you will explore the basic question of why we choose the clothes we wear to the actual practice of design. Along with the introduction of various topics, you will also learn the basics in apparel construction and present your knowledge in a series of fun sewing projects!  This class will prove to be a unique and beneficial experience for everyone!

Course Materials:

See attached “Parent Letter” for a list of required apparel construction materials.

In addition, you will need to have in class EVERY DAY:

-       Pen or pencil

-       Separate notebook or folder for class work

Course Units and Projects/ Major Grades

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

-       Sewing Samples Notebook

-       Pajama Pants

Unit 2- Consumer Skills

-       Recycled T-Shirt Project

Unit 3- The Fashion Industry/ Design

-       Fashion Industry Exam

-       Group design project

Unit 4- Careers in Fashion

-       Independent Career Research Project

 

Fashion Design Weekly Overview

Week 1

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

8/24- First day of school. Welcome!

- Patterns

- Fabrics

- Tools and Notions

Week 2

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Intro to the Sewing Machine

- Practicing the “stitch”

- Threading the machine and bobbin

9/4- Sewing supplies due!

Week 3

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Taking Measurements

- Cutting out pattern

- Grain Line

- Pinning pattern to fabric

- Cut out patterns, transfer markings

9/11- Project Part 1- Checkpoint (Major Grade)

Week 4

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Samples Notebook

9/18- Project Part 2- Checkpoint (Major Grade)

Week 5

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Pajama Pants

Week 6

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Pajama Pants

10/2- Pajama Pants DUE! Project Part 3 (Major Grade)

Week 7

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Apparel for individuals with special needs

Special Needs Sewing Project

Week 8

Unit 1- Apparel Construction

 

- Apparel for individuals with special needs

Special Needs Sewing Project

Week 9

Unit 2- Consumer Skills

 

- Clothing Choices and Influences

- Wardrobe Planning

- Fashion Trends

- Fashion Advertising

- Your personal style

10/23- Extra Credit Opp!

Week 10

Unit 2- Consumer Skills

 

- Clothing Care

- Laundry Experiment

- Purchasing Options

- Clothing on a budget

Week 11

Unit 2- Consumer Skills

 

- Recycled T-Shirt Challenge!!

11/6- T-shirts due (Major Grade)- Fashion Show

Week 12

Unit 3- The Fashion Industry/Design

 

- Fashion in the movies

- Textile Industry

- Sustainable Fashion

- Fashion and Technology

Week 13

Unit 3- The Fashion Industry/Design

 

- Elements and Principles of Design

11/19- Exam- Fashion Industry (Major Grade)

Week 14

Unit 3- The Fashion Industry/Design

 

“Trashy Fashion” project!

11/24- Project Presentations

11/25- 11/27 Happy Thanksgiving!

Week 15

Unit 4- Careers in Fashion

 

- Careers in Fashion

- Special Speaker from the Fashion Industry! TBA

Week 16

Unit 4- Careers in Fashion

 

- Independent Career Research Projects

12/14 and 12/15- Independent Career Project Presentations (Major Grade)

 

I am so glad to have you in my class this semester! This is going to be a great year!

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