Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Basic Principles in Garment Construction Techniques

LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

ECTS CREDITS Not Applicable

DEPARTMENT Degree Plus Programme

DESCRIPTION This study-unit aims to help participants develop a variety of practical skills used in various stages of the construction of clothing. Students are introduced to the basic principles of garment-making firstly by analysing different ready-made patterns available in paper and digital form and discussing various ways to adapt and modify patterns to suit various figure types. Then the course takes a hands-on approach whereby participants are taught to construct a selection of textiles samples using some basic sewing techniques.

Learning Outcomes:

- Understand the basics of paper and digital patterns used in garment making;
- Adapt simple paper/digital patterns to suit different figure types;
- Learn basic sewing techniques used in various stages of construction of clothing;
- Apply basic sewing techniques to complete a variety of textiles samples.


In keeping with the spirit of Degree Plus, there is no formal assessment associated with the unit. A certificate of attendance and of satisfactory completion of the unit will be provided at the end of the semester.

Note: Degree plus units are not designed to be incrementally burdensome in terms of the many academic demands placed on students during their undergraduate years.

Unit Material:

Appropriate unit material will be provided by the tutors during the sessions. There are no set texts for the unit, though tutors may recommend appropriate manuals to students who would like to take their work in this area further.

ADDITIONAL NOTES This unit may not be offered if there are an insufficient number of applicants.


Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Attendance No 100%
Important - Due to the COVID19 Pandemic the information regarding the method of assessment indicated above may have been changed. Further details have been provided by your F/I/C/S.

LECTURER/S Joseph Noel Grima (Co-ord.)

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It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2019/0, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.