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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Couture Sewing
Course: TEC227

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lec + Lab   3 Credit(s)   5 Period(s)   5 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T Lab Load

Description: Construction techniques used in couture sewing. Includes fabric selection, fabric preparation, hand sewing, garment shaping, edge finishes, embellishments, and closures. Emphasis on fitting and couture construction techniques used to construct skirts, pants, blouses, dresses, sleeves, pockets, jackets, coats, and evening wear.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Select fashion fabric, interfacing, backing/underlining, and lining suitable for a couture garment. (I)
2. Fit and alter commercial patterns for couture garment constructed in class. (II)
3. Prepare fabric for garment construction. (III)
4. Use appropriate needles and thread for hand sewing. (IV)
5. Apply temporary and permanent hand stitches to couture garment. (IV)
6. Shape couture garment with appropriate seams, darts, and pressing techniques. (V)
7. Apply edge finishes, such as hems, shaped facings, and bindings to couture garment. (VI)
8. Use couture techniques in applying closures to garment. (VII)
9. Fit and apply couture construction techniques when sewing skirts, pants, blouses, dresses, jackets, coats, and evening wear. (VIII)
10. Apply couture techniques when sewing sleeves and pockets. (VIII)
11. Embellish garment applying technique demonstrated in class. (IX)
12. Evaluate couture garments constructed in class. (X)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
   I. Fabric Selection
   A. Fashion fabric
   B. Interfacing
   C. Backing/underlining
   D. Lining
II. Commercial Pattern
   A. Fitting
   B. Altering
III. Fabric Preparation
   A. Preshrinking
   B. Perfecting grainline
   C. Cutting
   D. Marking
IV. Hand Sewing
   A. Needles
   B. Threads
   C. Temporary stitches
   D. Permanent stitches
V. Shaping the Garment
   A. Seams
   B. Darts
   C. Pressing techniques
VI. Edge Finishes
   A. Hems
   B. Shaped facings
   C. Bindings
VII. Closures
   A. Plackets
   B. Buttons and buttonholes
   C. Zippers
   D. Hooks, eyes, and snaps
VIII. Couture Fitting and Construction Techniques
   A. Skirts and pants
      1. Fitting
      2. Waistbands
      3. Pleats
      4. Zippers
   B. Blouses and dresses
      1. Fitting
      2. Necklines
   C. Sleeves
      1. Sleeve heads
      2. Sleeve boosters
      3. Blouse sleeves
      4. Tailored sleeves
   D. Pockets
      1. Interfaced
      2. Lined
      3. Patch
      4. Welt
   E. Jackets and coats
      1. Stitching
      2. Fitting
      3. Facing the lapels
      4. Constructing the lining
      5. Finishing the body
      6. Collar
      7. Chanel techniques
   F. Evening wear
IX. Embellishments
   A. Applique
   B. Passamenterie
   C. Beading
   D. Sequins
X. Evaluation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 28, 2017

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