Madras College

Fashion and Textile Technology

The Course is made up of three units;

  • Fashion and Textile Technology – Nat4/5 – sew a foldable Tote bag using a pattern/ Higher – sew a bum bag using a pattern.
  • Fashion and Textiles Item Development – Nat4/5/Higher – Follow a design brief to investigation and create a solution to suit the needs of the design brief and then sew the solution item.
  • Fashion and Textile Choices – Nat 4/5/Higher investigate consumers different choices

 

Course Assignment

 

Assessment National 5

Component

Marks

Duration

Question Paper

30

1 hour

Assignment

50

January – middle March

Practical Activity

50

January – middle March

 

Assessment Higher

Component

Marks

Duration

Question Paper

45

1 hour 30 minutes

Assignment

60

January – middle March

Practical Activity

40

January – middle March

 

National 5 Course Knowledge

 

¨ choose textiles based on their characteristics and properties, and evaluate their suitability for different purposes: — fibres: natural fibres, regenerated fibres, synthetic fibres

 ¨ types of fabric construction: — woven, knitted, felted, bonded

¨ explain fashion/textile trends

¨ explain the fashion/textile choices of consumers: — peer pressure, celebrity/role models, online shopping, environmental issues

 

Higher Course Knowledge

 

  • choosing textiles based on their characteristics and properties, and analysing their use for different purposes: — fibres: natural fibres, regenerated fibres, synthetic fibres — blending and mixing of textiles to modify or adapt their properties
  • types of fabric construction: — woven, knitted, felted, bonded
  • technological developments linked to technical textiles: — smart fabrics, performance fabrics
  • physical and chemical fabric finishes applied to textiles: — brushing/raising, calendering, stone-washing — crease resistance, flame resistance, shrink resistance, water repellence/waterproofing, colour fastness
  • applying knowledge of mandatory labelling requirements of fashion/textile items: — fibre content, flammability
  • demonstrating knowledge, understanding and application of: — the origin of fashion trends — influences on fashion design — the work of fashion designers in the fashion/textile industry — trends in the development of fashion/textile items
  • explaining the ways a range of issues affect the fashion/textile industry and the choices of consumers: — environmental and ethical issues; cultural issues; celebrity/role models; the media, including social media
  • applying knowledge and understanding of fashion/textile development including: — stages in the development process — principles of design: function, aesthetics, safety, hygiene, quality, durability
  • applying knowledge and understanding of textile construction techniques used in: — bespoke items — mass production

 

Study Resources

 

SQA

Fashion and textiles Construction Techniques

 

  • Past papers

 

Name of organisation/source

Possible Resources Available

BBC website

www.bbc.co.uk

A source of information about textiles, the impact of the fashion industry and sewing techniques.

BBC Learning Zone www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01b8f09

Search for: Design and Technology > Skills > Designing

¨ a range of simple ‘design and make’ projects

BBC Bitesize www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zc26n39

Search for: Design and Technology > Textiles:

 ¨ fibres and fabrics

¨ design considerations

¨ textiles production

 

BBC Programme Archive: What we wore www.bbc.co.uk/archive/whatwewore/

A history of fashion from 1720–1982.

Fashion publications, including:

¨ Vogue

¨ Harper’s Bazaar

¨ Vanity Fair

¨ The Stylist

Available in traditional magazine format and as online versions. Provide current fashion news, fashion trends, catwalk videos, photographs from fashion weeks

YouTube

 www.youtube.com

Tutorials and videos showing textile processes such as:

¨ construction techniques

¨ surface decoration techniques

¨ finishing techniques

 

www.simplicitynewlook.com

A wide range of paper patterns by:

¨ Simplicity

¨ New Look

¨ Burda

Provides a rich resource for sewing accessories, including trims, ribbon, appliqués, craft supplies, knitting needles, quilting tools, etc.

 

Study Tips

 

Keep to set deadlines for both Practical and written work in class.

Hand in any homework given on time.

Work hard to achieve good practical skills, extra time and help is given at After School Catch-up.

Attend After School Catch-up if you have fallen behind.

Practice at home Practical techniques.

YouTube have good examples to help you with practical skills.

 

 

 

Key Dates

 

End of term 1

Assessment on Teams

 

AB Assessment – November, 2020

 

Prelim – February

 

Start Course assignment – Start of Term 2, completed March.