SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2N525516
Module Leader Laura Hardingham
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Fashion Marketing
  • B (January start)

Pre-Requisite Knowledge

garment production and sustainability 1 - this is a core module

Summary of Content

In this module, students will construct the oufit designed in the trimester 1 module - fashion design concepts 1. Having designed the outfit and learned the basics of pattern cutting in trimester 1. The students will now have the required skills to further develop their garment designs into pattern, toiles and finally construct an outfit of their own design. Looking at construction techniques, layplans, costing, and detailed specification drawings. Knowledge of industry practice will be developed around the themes of sustainability and the clothing lifecycle. Summary of how PRME-related issues / topics are covered in this module : An awareness of responsible management of resources (materials and processes) is highlighted throughout the module as well as the impact both locally and globally. The producton and selecton of fabrics in design projects is highlighted in the lectures and practical classes and sustainable design is included in the reading list. 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 classes

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:1. Demonstrate the ability to draft technical drawings from design boards2. Demonstrate an understanding of industrial technical terminology and techniques.3. Produce a sample outfit to a given brief with accompanying production pack.4. Reflect and consider the environmental and social impact of the sample garment produced.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

There will be 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, cognitive skills, resourcefulness, creativity, innovation, aesthetic sensibility, practical intelligence, critical awareness, time management and self motivation. research skills are gained through the study of garment shapes and details from a broad range of sources. Resourcefulness is developed through finding and accessing unique and interesting materials to add distinctiveness to a design. problem solving, creativity, innovation 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
Independent Learning (FT) 114.00
Practicals (FT) 36.00
Assessment (FT) 50.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Course Work 01 1.00 100.00 40% Individual outfit with production pack - 8 pages.Week 15.