Fabric & Garment Design Techniques


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You're making a new suit and you want it to be a little shorter, so you make changes to the pattern. What is this process called?

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1. Many patterns will be printed with a _____ that identifies the direction they should be laid out on the fabric, often following the warp grain parallel to the selvage.

2. You've laid out your pattern on the fabric and secured it in place. The next step is cutting it out. Of the following, which is the proper way to proceed?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your knowledge of fabric and garment design methods with this five-question quiz and worksheet. You should be familiar with related terminology, like what to call a line along which fabric is cut that doesn't follow the warp or weft threads.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be quizzed on the following:

  • Changing a pattern to make a shorter suit
  • How patterns are printed to identify direction
  • Cutting out a pattern
  • Temporary stitches that hold elements in place
  • A line that doesn't follow the warp or weft threads

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use what you've learned to make connections between cutting fabric and fabric with more give
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about making a change to a pattern and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about cutting out a pattern

Additional Learning

To take a closer look at this topic, review the lesson titled Fabric & Garment Design Techniques. Here are a few examples of what's included in this lesson:

  • Self-finished edges of a fabric
  • Measuring fabric
  • The direction of 'warp' and 'weft'
  • A benefit of flat, wrinkle-free fabric