Level 3 Fabric Technology

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs L. Van Westrene

Recommended Prior Learning

Must have successfully completed Level 2 NCEA Technology - Fabrics or by arrangement with the HOD.
Note - Students taking this course as well as COM301 or IMD301 should note that there may be some duplication of Technology standards between the courses.

Students design for a special occasion. This occasion must be held near the end of the year. You will learn how to draft a pattern from personal measurements. You will create your own pattern and instructions on how to make your designed garment. Students also learn how to use specialty fabrics eg Satin, Sheers, Lace, Velvet, Sequins.

The achievement standards in this course are on the approved list for university entrance.

Course Overview

Term 1
Students take detailed measurements and create a cardboard Pattern block which reflects their body shape. This shape is then cut out with a seam allowance added. This is then stitched together and fitted on them. Any corrections are made. At the same time students are working on their portfolio which is a record of all their research and steps towards a final brief. In this term they need to choose a possible occasion and start to research specialty fabrics.

Term 2
Once specialty fabrics are chosen, possible designs are explored and availability of fabric is assessed a final choice is made. Students next learn pattern making using quarter scale, before embarking on making their own pattern from their cardboard block. The next step is to make a mock-up of their garment out of similar fabric to check fit and style features. Once completed and fitted a final pattern complete with instruction sheet is produced.

Term 3
Portfolios up to writing a brief is now completed. The final garment can now be constructed. Before the end of term the students start on their external which is a report on their years work.

Term 4
Students complete their external and other incomplete work.


Fabric Technology


University Papers

This is a university approved subject. Credits can be used for entry to university.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

A4 ringbinder and plastic pockets.

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

This course is approved for University Entrance.

Internal or
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
A.S. 91608 v3 Generic Technology 3.1 - Undertake brief development to address an issue within a determined context
A.S. 91612 v3 Generic Technology 3.5 - Demonstrate understanding of how technological modelling supports technological development and implementation
4w *
A.S. 91621 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.21 - Implement complex procedures using textile materials to make a specified product
A.S. 91626 v3 Construction and Mechanical Technologies 3.26 - Draft a pattern to interpret a design for a garment
Total Credits
Approved subject for University Entrance

Number of credits that can be used for overall endorsement: 20

* Only students engaged in learning and achievement derived from Te Marautanga o Aotearoa are eligible to be awarded these subjects as part of the requirement for 14 credits in each of three subjects.

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Externally Assessed Credits: 4 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 16 credits.