Gujarat Board Fashion Studies Syllabus for Class 11


Gujarat Board Syllabus for Class 11 Fashion Studies

CLASS XI

Unit - I : Introduction to Fashion Studies                        10 Marks 30 Periods

-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.
-Methodology of teaching: Illustrated lectures with slides and visuals
-Reference Text: Concept to consumer, by Gini Stephens Frigns Inside Fashion Business, by v. Jeanette A. Jarrow, Miriam Guerriro, Beatrice Judelle

Unit. II: Introduction to Fabrics                                         20 Marks 50 Periods

-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.
Reference Text: ‘Textiles’ by Sara Kadolph & Anna Langford Essentials of Textiles, by Marjorie Joseph.

Unit - III: Elements of Design                        20 Marks (Theory) 80 Periods
                                                                      15 Marks (Practical)

-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
-Reference Text: ‘Grafix’ by Wolfganghageney Repeat pattern-Peter Phillips, Gillian Bunce Design Elements 2 -Richard Hora

Unit - IV : Elements of Garment Making                        20 Marks (Theory) 80 Periods
                                                                                      15 Marks (Practical)
-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
-Reference Text: Encyclopaedia of Dressmaking, by Marshall Cavendish Readers Digest book of Sewing, Encyclopedia of Sewing.

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