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Fashion Design Detailed Course Syllabus

Module 1

Design Concept
  • Introduction
  • Elements of fashion
  • Fashion terminology
  • Fashion cycle
History of Fashion
  • Introduction
  • History of Indian Costume
  • Traditional Jewellery of India
Textile Science
  • Introduction
  • Fibre, Yarn, Fabric
  • Free hand sketching
  • Stick figure
  • Block figure
  • Fleshing the figure
Pattern Making
  • Standard measurements
  • Technical terms in tailoring
  • How to take body measurements
  • Child's bodice block
  • Different types of child's sleeves, collars, skirts, jump suit
  • Layout of frock
  • Submission of record
Clothing Construction
  • Sewing machine parts
  • Faults and rectifications
  • Sewing equipments
  • Basic hand stitches
Surface Ornamentation
  • Basic embroidery stitches (50 numbers)
  • Decorative stitches
In the first module, you learn to the basics concepts of designing, introduction to various part of the sewing machine, different types of tools used for designing, how to cut patterns on paper, elements of fashion, the evolution of fashion, fashion cycle, basic stitches etc.

Module 2

Design Concept
  • Colours
  • Psychology of colours
  • Elements of design
  • Principle of design
History of Fashion
  • History of Americian costume
  • History of French costume
Textile Science
  • Fabric finishing
  • Methods of dyeing
  • Methods of printing
  • Weight distribution
  • Draw head and hairstyles
  • Pencil shading
  • Textures
  • Dress draping
Pattern Making
  • Petticoat
  • Adult's bodice block
  • Different types of sleeves, collars salwars, kameez, nighty, gown
Clothing Construction
  • Different types of seams
  • Plackets
  • Pockets
  • Necklines
  • Pleats
  • Tucks
Surface Ornamentation
  • Traditional handwork of different states of India
  • Metal Embroidery
  • Ribbon and Mirror Work
  • Warli painting and Tie & Dye
In the second module, you start with the psychology of colours. Exploring the history of various costumes in different parts of the words help you to create and learn the principles of design. Then comes different types of sleeves, collars, pockets, necklines, pleats and tucks.

Module 3

Design Concept
  • Silhouettes and figures
  • Classification of skirts
  • Necklines collars, sleeves
  • Portfolio presentation
History of Fashion
  • History of Greek costume
  • History of Egyptian costume
Garment Industry
  • Industrial garment production
  • Designing and marker planning
  • Merchandising
  • Quality controlling
  • Marketing & product costing
  • Stylization
  • Colouring
  • Accessories
  • Basic garment shapes
Pattern Making
  • Sari Blouse
  • Kurtas, Pyjama
  • Gent's shirt and pants
Surface Ornamentation
  • Different methods of Fabric painting
Clothing Construction
  • Garment stitching of designer frock, skirt & top, salwar & kameez, sari blouse
In the last and final module, you are taught to finish a garment adding the final elements which adds beauty to the costume. This includes decorative stitches, adding pleat, pockets, tucks, necklines, plackets with a designer touch. By the end of this course each student is capable of designing their own garment from the scratch till the finishing work.
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