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Module 1: Fabric Sourcing, Patternmaking, Sizing e Measurement

    Study Reminders

    Module 6: Activity 1 
    Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes
    Take some time to review what you have learned and consider how the suppliers fit within your personal career goals. Next, choose the method that suits your design needs best and research the supplier closest to you.
    For instance, you might choose to enter fashion retail, which means you have a short lead time. The best choice for you would be to choose a converter who can keep up with your pace. Follow that same example but apply it to your own career goals. Which supplier did you choose to outsource your fabrics to and why?
    You should also consider the ethical and sustainable policy of any fabric supplier you work with. Is there anything else that you should consider when your name and brand is entrusted in the hands of other companies? 
    Take some time to explore the idea.
     Module 6: Activity 2 
    Estimated Time: 10-15 minutes
    If you are entering the field of fashion as a maths whiz, then you should have no problem with many of the measuring tasks you will take on. However, many creative minds sometimes struggle with maths. Either way, it is important to get some practice in because you will be doing these things often and one wrong measurement can be catastrophic.
    In this activity, you will need a measuring tape for fashion design. 
    Next, you should practise taking each of the measurements that you learned in this course. You can practise on yourself or another person. Take your time to ensure you are taking accurate measurements and differentiating between the different bust, hip and leg measurements.
     Module 6: Activity 3
    Estimated Time: 10 minutes
    Write a paragraph describing the different fabric sourcing options you have available to you as a fashion designer. 
    Module 6: Activity 4
    Estimated Time: 10 minutes
    Write a paragraph explaining the importance of understanding basic maths skills as a fashion designer. 
     Module 6: Activity 5
    Estimated Time: 10 minutes
    Work your way through the following paragraphs and insert the most appropriate words to fill in the missing blanks. There is a total of 10 for you to work through. 
    1__________is a specialised area in pattern cutting that involves scaling a pattern to a different size by increasing points of the 2_________ according to measurements on the 3__________ standard sizing chart. These increments can vary from three to 4_______ centimetres, depending on the garment.
    Darts will control any extra 5________ and help create the shape of your garment. They are also the most 6________ and creative part of pattern cutting. For example, a dart can be used to make a style line, 7_______, or to gather fabric.
    One critical area of pattern cutting is 8________ construction, which you can choose to add to the 9________ or set inside of it. You can choose the set-in sleeve, which is the most basic selection or a 3a-f, two-piece, or 10_______ sleeve.
    Facts for Module 6
    The total import value of the UK’s textile and fashion industry is over £24.3 billion a year.
    The London Textile Fair is the UK’s premier platform for fashion fabrics and clothing accessories. TLTF provides manufacturers and their agents with the opportunity to showcase their products to the most influential buyers and designers on the UK fashion scene.