ADVANCED CLOTHING SYLLABUS
Course Name: Advanced Clothing
Department: Family and Consumer Education
Grade Level: 9-12
Teacher: A. Almli
Course Purpose Statement: Open to students who have passed Personal Clothing.
Students will develop advanced sewing skills in this class. As a part of this course,
students will complete at least 3 sewing projects. Students will investigate pattern
design and alteration, fashion and textile-related occupations, and the importance of
recycling clothing. Students will also develop new sewing skills such as inserting a
zipper, making multiple buttonholes, putting a collar on a garment and using interface-
ing in the construction of a garment.
Course Level Outcomes and Assessments:
Course Level Outcome 1: Students will complete projects that include: a zipper, multiple
buttonholes, a collar, interfacing and facing.
Assessments: Sewn samples, sewn projects, demonstration
Course Level Outcome 2: Students will alter an existing pattern.
Assessments: Pattern Alteration Assignment, demonstration
Course Level Outcome 3: Students will research a career in the fashion or textiles
industries and present their research to the class.
Course Level Outcome 4: Students will “recycle” a piece of clothing.
Assessments: Project demonstration and evaluation
Course Level Outcome 5: Students will become familiar with terms related to sewing and
Assessment: Weekly vocabulary quizzes
Outline of Major Units, Topics, and/or Activities Covered:
I. Sewing Samples
a. Hand sewn hem sample
b. Dart sample
c. Trim sample
c. Zipper sample
II. Sewing Projects
a. Decorator Pillow (zipper)
b. Shirt Sample (collar, facing, interfacing, buttons, buttonholes)
c. Hooded Sweatshirt (knit fabric, zipper)
d. Redesign / Recycle Project
III. Pattern Alteration Assignment
IV. Origami Clothing
V. Careers in Fashion or Textiles
VI. Fashion and Fabric Terminology
a. Weekly presentation of terms
b. Weekly quiz
VII. Career Exploration
a. Textbook chapter on careers
b. Web Quest research & presentations
Text(s) and Materials:
Daily Sewing 20%