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Diploma in Fashion Designing

Objective: The course aims to provide fashion designers a clear perspective on creativity and its application in innovative fashion design.
Duration of the Course: Certificate:6 months Diploma : 1 Year

Eligibility: Any student enrolled in the degree program of the college.

Subjects covered under Certificate Course are Sr No. 1,2 and 3

Name of Paper


GC-FD-01P Pattern Making & Draping

06 (Lab Only)

GC-EM-02T Fashion Illustration and Fashion Concepts

GC-EM-02P Fashion Illustration and Fashion Concepts Lab

06 ( 4 Th + 2 lab)

GC-EM-03P Garment Construction & Surface Ornamentation

06 (Lab Only)

Subjects covered under Diploma Course are Sr No. 1,2,3,4,5 and 6

GC-EM-04P Fashion Illustration

06 (Lab Only)

GC-EM-05T Fundamentals of Textile

GC-EM-05P Fundamentals of Textile Lab

06 ( 4 Th + 2 lab)

GC-EM-06P CAD in Fashion

06 (Lab Only)

GC-EM-07P Project


Pattern Making and Draping (Practical)

Total Marks: 100External Marks: 70
Internal Marks: 30
Credits: 6
Pass Percentage: 35%

Objectives: To impart knowledge about:
i) Different aspects of pattern making.
ii) Commercial patternmaking.

Section A


  1. Preparation of the basic pattern for the following: i) Female bodice block & sleeve block, Childsbodice block &sleeve block.

  2. Introduction to draping: i) Basic block- front & back. ii) Skirt-front & back iii) Bodice variation:princess line, cowl neck line.

    UNIT: II
  3. Adaptation of the following sleeves: i) Set in sleeves: Puff, Petal, and Cap sleeve, Leg ‘o’ mutton, Cowl, Dolman. ii) Extended bodice: Magyar. Kimono iii) Part bodice in-sleeve: Saddle. Raglan

  4. Basic skirt block-circular, Gored skirt, skirt with yoke.

    Section B UNIT: III
  5. Adaptation of the following collars: i) Sailor, Cape and Peter Pan collar, Stand & Fall,Mandarian, Convertible, Shawl. ii) Cowl and Built Up Neckline

    UNIT: IV
  6. Dart manipulation by: i) Slash and Spread Method. ii) Pivot Method.

  7. Dart manipulation into: i) Single dart series. ii) Two dart series. iii) Multiple dartseries. iv)Princess and Empire line. v) Yokes.


  1. The syllabus prescribed should be strictly adhered to.

  2. The question paper will consist of three sections: A, B, and C. Sections A and B will have four questions from the respective sections of the syllabus and will carry 10 marks each. The candidates will attempt two questions from each section.

  3. Section C will have fifteen short answer questions covering the entire syllabus. Each question will carry 3 marks. Candidates will attempt any ten questions from this section.

  4. The examiner shall give a clear instruction to the candidates to attempt questions only at one place and only once. Second or subsequent attempts, unless the earlier ones have been crossed out, shall not be evaluated.

  5. The duration of each paper will be three hours.


    Candidates are required to attempt any two questions each from the sections A and B of the question paper and any ten short questions from Section C. They have to attempt questions only at one place and only once. Second or subsequent attempts, unless the earlier ones have been crossed out, shall not be evaluated.

    Section - A
    1. Definition: Fashion, fad, style, classic fashion, trends, mass fashion, high fashion.

    2. Theories of fashion adoption.

      Section –B
    3. Fashion cycle& factors affecting it.

    4. Fashion forecasting.

    5. Elements of design and principles related to clothing.

    6. Factors affecting clothing choices for different age groups.

Instruction for the paper setters: i) Three questions to be set. ii) Internal choice may be given.Objectives: To enable students to understand: i) Figure sketching. ii) Illustration techniquesfor various fashion details.UNIT: I

  1. Color wheel i) Color schemes: Complementary, Analogous and Monochromatic. ii)Intensity and Value chart.

    UNIT: II
  2. Basic block figure. i) Fleshing of block figure. ii) Fashion figure in different poses.

  3. Fashion details: Gathers, Frills and Flounces, Tucks, Shirring, Smoking, Embroidery,Appliqué Work, Patch Work, Pleats.

    UNIT: IV
  4. Designing kids wear by taking inspiration from various sources. Style read the design;suggesting suitable fabric and layout. i) A-line frock. ii) Formal wear. iii) Night wear.

Garment Construction & Surface OrnamentationTotal Marks: 100External Marks: 70Internal Marks: 30Credits: 6Pass Percentage: 35%Objectives: To impart knowledge about: i) Various construction techniques. ii) Applying thesetechniques in garment constructionSection A UNIT: I

Making samples of:

Hand stitches i. Even, uneven, diagonal tacking. ii. Visible, invisible hemming iii. Backstitch iv. Blanket stitch

Machine seams i. Plain seam ii. Run ‘n’ fell iii. French seam iv. Counter seam Plackets i. Two piece ii. One piece iii. Zip placket

Pockets i. Patch pocket ii. Cross pocket

Sleeves i. Plain ii. Puff iii. Petal iv. Magyar v. Saddle Collars i. Peter pan ii. Cape collar iii. Sailor collar

Necklines I round neckline with binding ii V neckline with shaped facing


Needle Craft i) Basic 10 stitches. ii) Patchwork and Quilting iii) Appliqué iv) SmockingDyeing And Printing i) Screen printing ii) Stencil printing iii) Fabric painting

Section B UNIT: III

Construction of following garments

I Kids Wear i. A-Line ii. Party wear iii. Night wearII Salwar-kameez ii. Sari blouse


Construction of following garments

  1. Ethnic wear

  2. Western wear

  3. Trousers

Objectives: To enable students to understand: i) Figure sketching. ii) Illustration techniques for variousgarment details.Section A

  1. Creating different fabric texture using different colour medium and techniques: Denim, Nets,Chiffon, Velvet, Fur, Corduroy, Satin.

  2. Illustration of figure with dresses: Casual wear, Sportswear, Beach wear, Night wear, Party wear,Bridal wear, Ethnic wear, Western wear.

    Section B
  3. Designing jewellery for casual and formal wear. (3 sheets each). Accessories-Shoes, Bags,Purses, Belts, Hats. (3 sheets each)

  4. Designing women wear by taking inspiration from various sources: Style read the design, suggest the suitable fabric and layout. i) Salwar kameez. ii) Sari blouse. iii) Ethnic wear

iv) Western wear (formal) vi) Trousers

Section A Unit- I

  1. Introduction to textile and its importance in fashion design.

  2. Classification of textile fiber

  3. Textile fibers: properties & manufacture of (a) Natural: Cotton, Linen, Silk, Wool.

    (b) Man–made: Acetate, Nylon, Spandex

    Section B Unit-III
  4. Classification of yarns (a) Simple, (b) novelty, (c) bulk.

  5. Fabric construction (a) Felting, (b) bonding, (c) weaving, (d) knitting

  6. Traditional fabrics of different states of India. a) Kashmir-shawls b) Bengal-baluchar, jamdani

c) UP -brocades d) Gujarat- patola e) Rajasthan-bandhani f) Andhra Pradesh-pocchampali /kalamkari g) Madhya Pradesh-Chanderi.

  1. To develop one sample each for the following Traditional Embroideries i) Phulkari, ii)Kanthaiii Kashmiri iv Chikankari v) Kathiawar vi) Chamba Rumal vii) Kasuti

  2. Dyeing and Printing i) Tie & Dye ii) Batik iii) Block printing iv) Screen Printing v) fabric painting

  3. Incorporate at least one technique in a garment

Objectives: To impart knowledge about: i) Corel draw and Photo paint. ii) CAD basedapplication in fashion designing.Section A UNIT- I

  1. i) Introduction to computers. ii) Using internet.

    UNIT- II
  2. Corel Draw

    1. Study tools in detail.

    2. Create a composition: Geometrical, Abstract.

    3. Create prints: Traditional, Nursery, Floral.

    4. Create texture: Denim, Leather, Corduroy, Net.

    5. Draw three profiles of female figure (front, back, three-fourth).

      Section B UNIT- III
  3. Photopaint i) Study tools in detail. ii) Draping simulation.

    UNIT- IV
  4. Corel Draw: Design ten sheets of female wear; working on different activities. (casual, sporty,ethnic, western, executive, night, formal, gown.)

  1. Visit to fashion house/Export house/Boutique/Textile industry.

  2. Designing and construction of Two female dresses.


  1. Elaine Stone, “The Dynamics of Fashion”, Fairchild Publications(2008).

  2. Craik,J., “The Face of Fashion”, New York :Routledge,1994.

  3. Frings G.S.(1982), “Fashion from concept to consumer”, Prentice Hall Inc., Englewood cliffs,New Jersey.

  4. Flugel, J., “The Psychology of clothes”, London: Hogarth Press.

  5. Brathes,R., “The Fashion System”, New York: Hilland Wang, Farrar, Straws and Giroux

  6. Baker E, Loui A and Punchcard V 91976) Complete Guide to Sewing. The Reader’s DigestAssociation Inc, New York.

  7. Doongaji and Deshpande R(1991) Basic Process of Clothing Construction. Raj Parkashan, NewDelhi.

  8. Mullick P L (2002) Garment Construction Skills. Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi.

  9. Bride M Whelan, “Color Harmony”, Rockfort Publishers, 1992.

  10. Gold Stein, “Art in Everyday life”, IBH Publishing Co, Calcutta, 1992.

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