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Curriculum 2023

Fashion Design and Technology


Subject Name Fashion Design and Technology
Year Level 11
Subject Length Semester
Subject Type Optional
Year 12 Pathway N/A
Staff Contact Tim Rodgers


This course is designed to provide students with more hands-on experience with fashion illustration, pattern drafting, construction techniques, adaptation and portfolio building.  

Students interpret, use and alter sewing patterns as well as draft their own. It is expected students will understand design elements and principles, how to apply to drawings and use designed fabric in self-directed projects.  

Students may: 

  • Identify and practise the use of fashion drafting equipment, pressing devices, sewing notions and time-saving tools
  • Operate sewing machines, over-lockers and embroidery machines
  • Apply safety and appropriate care for equipment in the sewing lab
  • Identify fabrics/linings/interfacings/notions appropriate to their designs


Folio  40% 

  • A sketchbook which highlights students’ drawings, collections, through free draw, storyboards and croquis, building a resource file for design inspiration.  

Practical application  30% 

  • Part 1: Skills development comprising hand and machine sewing tasks
  • Part 2: Creation of at least 3 projects: a simple skirt of the student’s choice; casual wear (shorts, a dress, long pants); a hoodie jacket  
Summative  30% 
  • Students will be given opportunities to discuss ways of assessing their textile products. The discussion will include quality, design, cost and care of the item.

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