Fashion Design 205

DSNF 205: Sophomore Studio II

Prerequisites: DSNF 200, DSNF 202 & DSN 220; passing Basic Skills Assessment, or permission of instructor

Credit Hours: (3) Six hours studio

Introduction to woven and basic knit garment sloper development, flat pattern, related apparel design and construction techniques.


Detailed Description of Course

The student will gain exposure to woven pant and jacket sloper development and garment design, knit sloper development and fabric considerations. Topics to include fabric grain, stretch and other physical properties; garment design, fabrication and fit; texture and pattern considerations, intermediate apparel construction techniques; garment care; construction and production considerations; apparel product evaluation.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

Basic industrial concepts of the following are offered: apparel development, production and quality, order of assembly, garment styling, aesthetics, target market, mandatory labeling, standards and specifications related to apparel products, and sizing.  In the studio students will analyze garment components, assembly, and product quality, and then employ that knowledge in the design process. The studio experience will also include experimentation with fabric grain, fabric combination, and silhouette.


Student Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will demonstrate:

Awareness of:

1. Apparel pre-preproduction and production processes, documentation, and implementation.

2. Apparel quality, including fabrics/findings impact on garment aesthetics and function.

3. Apparel product development processes.


Knowledge of:

4. Basic draping and flat pattern techniques.

5. Design process for target market product development, including garment sizing, body interaction with garment structure, function, fit, and aesthetics.

6. Garment style identification and communication.

7. Pattern and sewing quality standards.

8. Apparel standards and specification development and implementation (including garment care).

9. Sewn product construction and assembly processes and procedures.

10. Use of color in apparel applications.

11. Effective time and project management.

12. Translation of two-dimensional representation into three-dimensional form.


Understanding of:

13. Sloper develops techniques for woven and knit fabrics.

14. Fitting device use and evaluation.

15. Self and peer critique processes and application.


Assessment Measures:

Assessment: Studio assignments, including draping and pattern making exercises and critiques will assess the students’ knowledge of the human form and garment fit, and their ability to apply the design process. Quizzes will assess students’ knowledge of course content. Written and oral critiques, preliminary design ideas, craftsmanship and concept development comprise an integral part of the evaluation criteria for all projects.


Other Course Information:

Outcomes may include:

Sewn sample booklet (6, 8, 9, 12, 15)

Style library: sleeves, stand collars (6, 8, 9, 14)

Reverse-engineered ready-to-wear (team project) (1, 6, 7, 8, 9)

Pants sloper (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15)

Basic knit torso sloper (2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8)

Apparel ensemble (example: pants, knit top, and unlined jacket with stand collar). Includes design process documentation, working pattern and specification package (flat, measurements, materials, labeling, and order of operation). (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15)

Peer product evaluation assignments (sample booklet and pant sloper) (7, 15)

Quizzes and skills tests (1, 2, 4, 6, 13, 14)


Review and Approval

June 4, 2012