Level 1 Fabric Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Van Westrene

Recommended Prior Learning

Students must have taken Fabric Technology in previous years, or obtained HOD approval.

Students will research an innovative international designer. They will use this research to inspire their own design work and go on to create one of their designs. This course will be helpful preparing students for a future in the field of fashion. This course offers literacy credits and is part of a pathway to university approved credits at Yr13.

Note: To take this course as well as Computing 101, Food Technology 101, or Graphical Design 101 students must obtain prior approval from the HODs of both subject areas. Refer to the standards that are doubled up in other areas.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students research a designer and write about the designers work. Students choose a collection or group of garments that inspires them and write about the design elements the designer uses. The students then design a collection based on what inspired them. Students also start on their portfolio which is a record of all the work completed up until a final brief is written.

Term 2
Students choose a pattern which is close to their chosen design and compare their measurements to the patterns measurements and make necessary adjustments for fit or design. A mock-up or prototype is then constructed to ensure they have adapted the pattern to get the correct look and size. All this work is recorded by photos and written explanation in their portfolio Final brief can be written once fabric is chosen..

Term 3
Students learn about construction techniques and trial and choose the ones they believe to be best for their fabric and garment. Final garment is constructed. Towards the end of term students start to work on their external report about their years work.

Term 4
Completion of their external and any other outstanding work is carried out.


Fabric Technology


Level 2 Fabric Technology

You could also go into the Fashion Academy

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 ringbinder and plastic pockets.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91044 v3 Generic Technology 1.1 - Undertake brief development to address a need or opportunity
A.S. 91048 v4 Generic Technology 1.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports decision-making
A.S. 91058 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.21 - Implement basic procedures using textile materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91067 v5 Design and Visual Communication 1.34 - Use the work of an influential designer to inform design ideas
A.S. 91096 v4 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 1.26 - Make basic adaptations to a pattern to enable a design to fit a person or item
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 21 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 17 credits.