Courses of Study: Human Services

Human Services, Grade 9 - 12, Tailoring Basics, 2009

1.) Explain the use and care of basic hand tools and notions used in tailoring.

Examples: needles, thread, beeswax, pins, chalk

2.) Demonstrate basic hand-stitching skills used in shops and design houses.

Examples: basting stitch, backstitch, cross-stitch, felling stitch, modified backstitch, serging stitch

3.) Apply principles of design in selecting and designing clothing and accessories.

•  Using specialty fabrics for tailoring projects
4.) Operate industrial and general-purpose sewing machines used in a tailoring business.

•  Identifying attachments for various sewing machines
5.) Demonstrate pressing techniques.

•  Demonstrating safe use and care of equipment used in tailoring
6.) Utilize technology and information technology that impacts tailoring and the tailoring business.

7.) Demonstrate correct measuring procedures for fitting, altering, and customizing apparel.

•  Utilizing measuring and cutting tools, equipment, and supplies used for altering, repairing, and customizing apparel
8.) Describe origins, properties, qualities, and drapability of natural and manufactured fabrics.

9.) Analyze fabric finishes for use, appearance, and performance to determine the appropriate finish for tailoring specific garments.

10.) Contrast differences in pattern drafting and pattern draping.

11.) Explain how pattern size is determined.

12.) Compare the use of printed patterns to draping.

13.) Explain correct procedures for fitting and altering garments.

•  Identifying characteristics for proper fitting garments
14.) Construct a variety of garments including slacks, vests, skirts, shirts, and jackets.

15.) Analyze the organizational structure of a tailoring business for its systematic performance and practice of ethical and legal responsibilities.

16.) Demonstrate effective communication skills used to enhance customer relationships.

17.) Practice safe and healthy standards in operating a tailoring business.

•  Applying proper responses to emergency situations
•  Identifying ways to prevent safety hazards
18.) Explain the importance of goal setting and teamwork in the operation of a tailoring business.

19.) Create a budget for personal financial stability.

20.) Determine factors to consider in developing an effective career plan and procedures for obtaining employment in tailoring.