CBSE Board Fashion Studies Syllabus for Class 11


CBSE Board Syllabus for Class 11 Fashion Studies

COURSE STRUCTURE
CLASS XI
FASHION STUDIES

Unit - I : Introduction to Fashion Studies .
Objectives of the course
✓ To learn appropriate fashion terminology
✓ To understand the fashion business
✓ To gain knowledge of the working and interrelationships of different industries and services that
comprise fashion business
✓ To differentiate and appreciate the nuances of fashion terminology
Learning outcome
After finishing the course, the students shall be able
✓ To use appropriate terminology used in fashion world
✓ To understand the interrelationship in fashion business
✓ To get the overview of fashion
Course content
✓ Fashion-definition of fashion in all its aspects.
✓ Style-the definition of style and differentiation from fashion.
✓ Trend-definition of the term, origin of trends and fashion.
✓ Understanding the similarity and difference between design art and craft.
✓ Understanding the role of fashion professionals like designer, stylist,
merchandiser and coordinator.
✤ Fashion Cycle, International Trade in Fashion.
✤ The various aspects of fashion business. designing, manufacturing and retailing
scenarios for apparel.

Unit. II: Introduction to Fabrics 
Objectives of the course
✓ To initiate students into the world of fabrics
✓ To introduce students to the origin and properties of natural, manmade and synthetic fibres
and fabrics.
✓ To make students aware of spinning, weaving, knitting and bonding etc.
✓ To teach the students behavior of fabrics in terms of use and performance.
✓ To brief them about various finishes.
Learning outcome
After finishing the course, the students shall be able
✓ To identify and differentiate between fabric varieties
✓ To understand the various processes of fabric manufacturing
✓ To understand the various kinds of finishes both of routine nature and special finishes that enhance
performance and aesthetics of the fabric.
Course content
✓ Uses of fabrics-for various categories of apparel.
✓ Understanding the characteristics and properties of natural, synthetic and manmade fibres and
blends.
✓ Conversions of fibres into yarns, novelty yarns, difference between thread and yarn.
✓ Conversion of yarns into fabrics using looms & knitting machines etc. illustrated through actual
fabric samples.
✓ Understanding different type of routine fabric finish - from grey fabric to fully finished fabric.
✓ Performance finishes: fabric finishes enhancing properties of fabrics such as shrink resistance,
permanent press, flame retardant etc.
✓ Aesthetic finishes: Fabric finishes for value addition of the fabrics such as printing, embossing,
dyeing etc.
✓ Product Cycle and the link between yarn, fabric and garment.
Teaching Methodology: Illustrated lectures with slides and visuals along with actual fabric samples.
A teacher would be expected to create a library of fabrics to explain
conduct the classes.

Unit - III: Elements of Design .
Objectives of the course:
✓ To introduce the students to the basic elements of design
✓ To increase and build sensitivity to the forms around them
✓ To develop and initialise a design vocabulary, an essential tool for practicing as designers
✓ To create visual images with a greater variety of methods and materials to provide unexpected
excitement and solutions.
Learning outcome
After finishing the course, the students shall be able
✓ To demonstrate enhanced ability and sensitivity to elements of design
✓ To use their developed ability to observe finer details around them
✓ To develop basic design language
✓ To relate the elements of design to understand design process for their projects
Course content
✓ Understand the concept of design.
✓ Understanding line as an important element of structure that determines the direction of visual
interest in the context of a garment.
✓ Understanding 2D and 3D forms.
✓ Understanding the colour quality, intensity, relationship with other colours, textures, shape
etc.
✓ Selection of fabric for its appearance and texture- fibre, yarn, manufacturing technique, finish
and colour.
✓ Harmony to achieve the condition in which all the elements of design work together successfully.
✓ Understanding of balance and proportion to enable the students to emphasize or to underplay
and certain elements.
Teaching Methodology: Illustrated lectures with slides, visuals and demonstrations wherever
required.
Evaluation Criteria
  Understanding of the assignment given
  Quality of the work submitted
  Daily assessment to be done after each student presents their work
  Marks would be given for level of improvement of work
  10%  marks to be given for punctuality, regularity and sincerity
  Timely completion of the project

Unit - IV : Elements of Garment Making .
Objectives of the course
✓ To Introduce the students to garment making
✓ To make them familiar with sewing machine and its parts
✓ To make them familiar with use of other sewing aids
✓ To teach them basic hand and machine stitches
✓ To teach them simple machine operations
Learning outcome
After finishing the course, the students shall be able
✓ To work proficiently on the sewing machine
✓ To rectify simple problems of the machine
✓ To stitch different seams on the machine
✓ To finish edges with hand stitches
✓ To make gathers, pleats and tucks on the fabric
Course content
✓ Introduction to sewing machine, its various parts and functions along with other sewing aids.
✓ Understanding the simple problems of sewing machine and its maintenance.
✓ Develop proficiency in straight and curved seams.
✓ Basic hand stitches - basting, hemming, back stitch, running stitch etc. with their end use.
✓ Basic machine seams used for stitching or finishing various parts of the garments like plain seam
French seam, flat fell, lapped etc.
✓ Fabric manipulation like gathers, pleats and tucks etc.
Teaching Methodology: Illustrated lectures with slides, visuals and demonstrations where ever
required.
Evaluation Criteria
  Understanding of the assignment given
  Quality of the work submitted
  Daily assessment to be done after each student presents their work
  Marks would be given for level of improvement of work
 10% marks to be given for punctuality, regularity and sincerity
 Timely completion of the project

 Class - XI Practicals
 Exercises using elements of art like line, form, colour, texture, space etc. following the
  principles of design
  Exercises on colour wheel, value chart, intersity chart, colour schemes
  Exercises on hand stitches - basting, running, hemming, back stitch and its variations
  Seams - plain, French, lapped, flat fell, Hongkong, eased and top stitched
  Gathers, pleats and tucks
  End term project
  Viva voce and portfolio

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