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Family & Consumer Sciences
Textiles and Apparel Assembly
A specialized course designed to prepare students to apply fundamental principles in selecting, designing, and producing of apparel and textile projects. Instruction will focus on sewing techniques, pattern manipulation, the operation of various sewing machines, and analyze career options within the textiles and apparel design industry. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate leadership, citizenship, and teamwork skills required for success in the family, workplace, and global community through FCCLA.
Mary Jane Grayson
Overview of the Fashion Industry preferred
- Investigate the first uses of clothing.
- Examine the social and economic influences on clothing.
- Compare past and present conditions in clothing manufacturing operations.
- Discuss the effects of sustainability on textile and clothing production.
- Describe characteristics of commercial sewing machines.
- Classify illustrations of various machine stitches.
- Classify illustrations of various hand stitches.
- Apply examples of design ease within clothing styles and treatments.
- Illustrate uses for various stitches and seams.
- Demonstrate skills needed to produce, alter, or repair products and apparel
- Define design elements.
- Define design principles.
- Research events and manufacturers involved in the evolution of home sewing patterns.
- Interpret common pattern markings.
- Summarize how commercial patterns are made.
- Demonstrate commercial pattern instructions.
- Integrate body measurements to convert a pattern to fit a classroom model.
- Construct a clothing item for a classroom model
- Discuss how lockstitch and quilting machines work and their uses.
- Research the uses of commercial embroidery machines.
- Critique uses for nanotechnology in the clothing industry.
- Indicate career options in the area of textiles, apparel and assembly.
Formative Assessment, Self and Peer Assessment, Unit and Chapter Assessments, Portfolio

AAFCS Pre-Pac Assessment: Fashion, Textiles and Apparel
American Sewing Guild -

Textile World -

American Fiber Makers Association -
Wolfe, Mary. Fashion, Marketing and Merchandising. New York. Goodheart-Wilcox, 2009.

Kadolph, Sara, J. Textiles (11th Edition)

Pizzuto, J.J. Fabric Science Swatch Kit (9th Edition)
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