SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N525515
Module Leader Laura Hardingham
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Fashion Marketing
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

Introduction to Garment construction or equivalent - this is a core module

Summary of Content

Students will focus primarily on a range of pattern cutting excersizes for garment production. They will learn about cut, shape, detail and fit. Theoretical issues wil also be explored looking at ethical and sustainable devlopments within the fashion industry. Summary of how PRME-related issues / topics are covered in this module : An awareness of responsible management of resources (materials and processes) is considered and highlighted throughout the lectures and reading list. Students will be encouraged to discuss the impact of production both locally and globally. The materials used within the studio are organically produced and ethically sourced wherever possible, for example organic calico is used to make garment toiles. Waste paper and fabrics are also recycled.


36 hours - practical 6 hours - online lectures manufacturing supply chain importing and exporting raw materials sustainability challenges technology and sustainability ethical issues in the fashion industry sustainability case studies in manufacturing

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. demonstrate an understanding of body shape, cut and fit.2. demonstrate basic practical skills in pattern cutting for various garment shapes3. demonstrate basic practical skills in creating 3d shapes from 2d drawings and patterns4. Identify suitable production requirements to construct a garment5. analyse sustainable issues relating to design and production processes

Teaching / Learning Strategy

A programme of online illustrated lectures will discuss issues in manufacture and sustainability theories in fashion. These will be complemented by a series of practical classes in which he/she will partcipate in pattern cutting and garment production workshops. The module will explore skills development, research and creativity with a hands on approach to learning about garment shapes and sewing techniques. Classrooms are equiped to encourage independent and supported learning which requires time to build up confidence and knowledge. Students are also encouraged to spend time in fabric shops, exhibitions and online, exploring details such as - collars, pockets, sleeves and the overall shape and cut of garments.

Indicative Reading

Garment Production Black, S (2011) Eco Chic - The Fashion Paradox, Black Dog Publishing, London Brown, S (2010) Eco Fashion, Laurence King Publishing Ltd, London Burns, L D. & Bryant, N.(2002) The Business of Fashion: Designing, Manufacturing and Marketing, Fairchild, New York Fletcher, K. & Grose, L. (2012) Fashion & Sustainability - Design for Change, Laurence King Garner, M, B and Keiser, S, J (2003) Beyond Design: The Synergy of Apparel Product Development, Fairchild Publications, USA Jeffrey, M. & Evans, N. (2011) Costing for the Fashion Industry, Berg Jones, R.M. (2006) The Apparel Industry, Blackwell Kern, J (2016) Future.Fashion.Economics - Economic thinking in The fashion Industry, Deutscher Fachverlag McCann, J (2009) Smart Clothes - Wearable Technology, Woodhead publishing Muthu, S,S (2018) Models for Sustainable framework in luxury Fashion, Springer Szmydke-Cacciapalle, P (2018) Making Jeans Green:Linking sustainability, Business and Fashion, Routledge Walker, S and Giard, J (2013) The handbook of design for sustainability, Bloomsburg academic, London Pattern Cutting Aldrich, W (2008) Metric Pattern Cutting, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford Aldrich, W (2007) Fabric, Form and Flat Pattern Cutting, Wiley Blackwell, Oxford Amaden-Crawford (2005) The Art of Fashion Draping, Fairchild publications Black, C. (2008) Modaris and Diamino for Apparel Design, Fairchild Bray, N (2003) Dress Fitting (Classic Edition), Blackwell Bray, N (2003) Dress Pattern Designing (Classic Edition), Blackwell Joseph-Armstrong, H (2000) Draping For Apparel Design, Fairchild publications, New York Lo, D, C, (2011) Pattern Cutting, Laurence Trade and Source Journals Vogue, Textile View, ID, Dazed and Confused, DR, Raw Vision, Selvedge Sunday Times Websites

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: Research, problem solving, time management and self motivation. research skills are gained through the selection and purchase of fabrics for projects. problem solving skills are progressed through the applicaton of technical processes in garment shape development from 2D to 3D Digital skills are developed through GCU Learn and the use of digital media in collating reference material. Time management skills are gained through timely completion of practical workshop tasks, utlising directed study time and achieving assessment deadlines. Self motivation is also developed through preparation and completion of practical tasks outwith the class contact times.

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Practicals (FT) 36.00
Independent Learning (FT) 114.00
Assessment (FT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 n/a 100.00 40% individual portfolio - technical notebook of pattern cutting techniques and production pack 6 pages. Week 13