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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Pattern Alteration and Fit
Course: TEC112AQ

First Term: 2017 Fall
Lec + Lab   2 Credit(s)   3 Period(s)   2.7 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: Structural features of patterns and altering patterns to achieve proper fit. Includes figure irregularities, pattern style variations, fashion, and individual figure problems.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify the characteristics of properly fitted clothing. (I)
2. List the social variables that influence the fit of clothing. (I)
3. Explain how body changes affect garment fit. (I)
4. Explain how particular structural features and fabric characteristics influence the fit of clothing. (I)
5. Describe the process pattern companies use to determine the sizing of sewing patterns. (I)
6. List common figure problems. (I)
7. Measure using a fashion ruler and other appropriate tools. (II)
8. Explain pattern markings. (II)
9. Explain techniques altering patterns. (III)
10. List and explain principles of altering patterns. (III)
11. Alter patterns for bodice fitting problems using a 1/2 scale pattern. (III)
12. Alter patterns for sleeve fitting problems using a 1/2 scale pattern. (III)
13. Alter patterns for skirt fitting problems using a 1/2 scale pattern. (III)
14. Alter patterns for pants fitting problems using a 1/2 scale pattern. (III)
15. Demonstrate techniques for altering a full scale pattern. (III)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Proper Fit in Clothing
   A. Characteristics of good fit
      1. Grain line
      2. Vertical seams
      3. Horizontal seams
      4. Hemline
   B. Fit and social variables
      1. Status
      2. Age
      3. Sex
      4. Religion
      5. Fashion change
   C. Body changes during a lifetime
      1. Early years
      2. Middle years
      3. Later years
      4. Obesity
      5. Disabilities
   D. Structural features
      1. Pattern features
      2. Fabric characteristics
   E. The Human Body
      1. Measurements and pattern sizing
      2. Body proportions
      3. Weight distribution
      4. Body curves
      5. Posture
      6. Figure problems
II. Alteration of Pattern
   A. Measurements
      1. Materials
         a. Tissue
         b. Tape
         c. Fashion ruler
         d. Scissors
         e. Pencil
   B. Pattern markings
      1. Grainline
      2. Darts or equivalent
      3. Center front
      4. Center back
      5. Bust apex
      6. Waistline
   C. Methods
      1. Seamline
      2. Slide
      3. Internal
   D. Preparation for alterations
      1. Principles
      2. Fitting problems
      3. The golden rule for alteration
III. Pattern Alteration Techniques
   A. Bodice 1/2 scale
      1. Bust
      2. Neckline
      3. Sleeves
      4. Shoulder
      5. Midriff-waist
      6. Armhole
      7. Back
      8. Shorten
      9. Lengthen
   B. Sleeve 1/2 scale
      1. Lengthen
      2. Shorten
      3. Enlarge upper arm
      4. Cap
   C. Skirt 1/2 scale
      1. Lengthen
      2. Shorten
      3. Hip-thigh
      4. Waist
      5. Swayback
      6. Stomach
   D. Pants 1/2 scale
      1. Lengthen
      2. Shorten
      3. Hip
      4. Waist
      5. Swayback
      6. Stomach
      7. Thigh
   E. Dress-full scale
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 13, 2016

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