Product Design and Technology: Fashion and Textiles
This unit equips students with the knowledge and technical skills necessary to achieve a sound foundation in fashion and textile design and construction. Students employ the design process, critical thinking and problem-solving strategies to design and create functional, creative and unique textile products.
Students investigate the sewing machine, working towards independent, confident and safe use.
They produce a range of products inspired by current fashion and textile trends. By the end of the semester each student will have mastered the use of a broad range of machinery and tools and will have achieved success in a variety of construction techniques.
In keeping with fashion and textile design, students will investigate by creating inspiration/mood boards and communicate their ideas through concept/working drawings. They will examine the role that fashion plays in self-expression and culture.
How do the properties and characteristics of materials influence design in Fashion and Textiles?
How can implementing precision and accuracy during construction affect the quality and function of a product?
What role does fashion play in our lives?
Product/s: A range of products.
Evaluation: Students evaluate their products through discussion and written reflection.