Years 8, 9 and 10
Clothing and Fabrics

This course is available to Year 8, 9 and 10 students as an option. They develop the skills required to use a sewing machine, overlocker and equipment required for cutting and pattern-making. They develop an understanding of influences on fashion and how it affects clothing construction, thus gaining a knowledge of differing techniques used in the construction of articles and garments. Examples of articles or garments made are:

  • Stencilled cushion
  • Animal quilts
  • Co-ordinated outfit for themselves
  • Knit garments and colourful T-shirts
  • Skirts
  • Flannelette PJs

Years 11 and 12

Materials, Design and Technology  – Textile content

This subject includes the use of high level sewing skills and techniques and the use of machinery and equipment in the manufacture of garments and other textile items. Students will apply the design process in the context of garment design and manufacture.

The content of these courses focuses on the following areas

  • Design and manufacture of personal and fashion clothing, formal wear, fashion accessories and household goods
  • Principles of design and adaption of patterns
  • Properties of fabrics
  • Use of embellishment techniques
  • Contemporary and historic influences on fashion
  • Preparation of a portfolio of design ideas