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Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Tailoring, 2009

1.) Compare the construction, fitting, and finishing of sample garments in various fabrics.

2.) Analyze the history of fashion design to determine fads and trends that impact custom tailoring of garments.

3.) Utilize appropriate tailoring techniques and processes to alter, repair, and customize apparel products.

4.) Analyze fit of garment to determine necessary alterations.

5.) Identify information and standard alteration symbols included on tailoring alteration tags.

6.) Sketch garment details for use in customizing or altering garments.

•  Altering fashion design using various fabrics and trimmings
•  Combining various fabric textures and patterns
7.) Create a collection of garments by draping various fabrics.

8.) Define terms commonly used in commercial textile and apparel care.

Examples: enzymes, surfactants, biodegradable

9.) Identify equipment and supplies and the use of each in textile and apparel care.

10.) Practice commercial care of textile and apparel products, including cleaning, laundering, and pressing.

11.) Analyze characteristics of textile and apparel products to meet product specification.

12.) Describe routine tasks performed in a tailoring business.

Examples: opening and closing, receiving and handling cash, creating work orders, housekeeping, staffing

13.) Organize an inventory of supplies, notions, fabrics, equipment, and tools.

14.) Analyze policies for dealing with customer complaints to achieve customer satisfaction.

15.) Determine the impact of technology on the management and operations of a tailoring business.

16.) Determine fiscal management factors related to the tailoring business.

17.) Demonstrate business practices required to operate a tailoring business, including determining prices; collecting payment; keeping customer job books; utilizing bookkeeping and accounting practices; and writing sales receipts, purchase orders, and invoices.

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