Duration: 6 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Basic Fashion Designing ( Skill Development )

Course Duration: 6 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To introduce students to the fundamentals of fashion design.
  2. To teach students about the elements of fashion and fashion terminology.
  3. To provide a historical perspective on fashion and Indian costume.
  4. To equip students with pattern-making skills and standard measurements.
  5. To enhance students' knowledge of textile science and fabric selection.
  6. To train students in clothing construction, sewing techniques, and hand stitches.
  7. To develop students' skills in surface ornamentation and basic embroidery.
  8. To prepare students for self-employment as fashion designers or entry-level positions in the fashion industry.

Course Overview:

Module 1: Design Concept (4 weeks)

  • Introduction to fashion designing
  • Understanding the elements of fashion
  • Fashion terminology and industry jargon
  • Exploring the fashion cycle

Module 2: History of Fashion (4 weeks)

  • Introduction to fashion history
  • The history of Indian costume and traditional jewelry
  • Evolution of clothing styles and trends

Module 3: Pattern Making (8 weeks)

  • Standard body measurements and technical terms in tailoring
  • How to take accurate body measurements
  • Creating a child's bodice block and various child's garment elements
  • Layout and construction of frocks and jumpsuits
  • Submission of pattern-making records

Module 4: Textile Science (6 weeks)

  • Introduction to textile science
  • Fabric selection and characteristics
  • Understanding fabric illustrations and swatches
  • Fabric care and maintenance

Module 5: Clothing Construction (6 weeks)

  • Sewing machine parts and operation
  • Essential sewing equipment and tools
  • Basic hand stitches and their applications
  • Machine sewing techniques and troubleshooting

Module 6: Surface Ornamentation (8 weeks)

  • Basic embroidery stitches (50 stitches)
  • Decorative stitches and embellishments
  • Creating unique fabric designs and patterns
  • Combining embroidery and fabric ornamentation

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Interactive theory and practical sessions
  • Hands-on sewing machine practice and garment construction
  • Use of sewing equipment and tools for practical training
  • Group discussions, design critiques, and peer learning
  • Individualized pattern-making guidance and feedback
  • Hands-on embroidery and fabric embellishment projects

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This comprehensive course is essential for Indian learners as it equips them with fundamental fashion designing skills, preparing them for careers as fashion designers or clothing makers. Graduates of this course can explore opportunities in the fashion industry, either by starting their own fashion label or working in established fashion houses. India's rich textile heritage and growing fashion market make this course highly relevant for self-employment and career growth.

Note: The course contents can be customized based on specific learner requirements or location preferences. Additional topics or modules can be added to align with evolving fashion trends and industry demands.

This syllabus provides a structured framework for students to develop their fashion designing skills over a 6-month period, ultimately preparing them for self-employment and career growth in the dynamic field of fashion and clothing design.

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