Diploma in Fashion Design

Detail Syllabus for Diploma Fashion Design (DFD)

Syllabus for Diploma in Fashion Design
Course Title: Diploma Fashion Design

Duration: 1 year

Total Marks: 1000

Subject Code: DFD

Part-'A'                                                                                                                                                             (Marks - 100), Paper Code - PGDFT-101
  • Standard measurement charts for children
  • Standard measurement charts for adults- male and female
  • Taking measurements- three styles of taking measurement, areas of measurements
  • Drafting tools
  • Basic grain lines-straight, off and bias
  • Drafting of Basic bodice block of a child.
  • Drafting of sleeves- plain, puffed, flare, leg o' mutton, ruffle, cap, raglan, drop shoulder, epaulette, tulip, hanky, Bushirt, Magyar, kimono, Dolmon, shirred, bell, bishop, lantern.
  • Drafting of Collars - Peter pan, cape, bias, flat tennis, sailors, Chelsea, bishop, shawl, wing, shirt, rippled, Chinese, coat, cowl.

  • Drafting of Kids -slip and panty and romper.
  • Drafting of frocks( A line, circular, frock with yoke, frock with empire, normal and low waist line).
  • Drafting of skirts- gathered, novelty gathered, two tied, pleated (knife, box, inverted, sunray, kick), straight, a- line, pegged, tulip, circular, gored, handkerchief, hip rider, slashed.
  • Drafting of a Jumpsuit.
  • Designing of all kinds of casual and formal wear garments for children (romper, frock, skirt, night suit, sundress, jumpsuit).
  • Paper patterns of all kinds of casual and formal wear garments for children (romper, frock, skirt, night suit, sundress, jumpsuit), on full scale, with all specifications.

  • Drafting of an Adult bodice block.
  • Drafting of adult sleeve and its alterations.
  • Drafting of Women's saree blouse and choli blouse.
  • Drafting of salwar kameez, churidaar pajama, pajama, kalidaar kurta.
  • Drafting of trousers and shirt.
  • Designing of all kinds of adult casual and formal wear garments (blouse, top, skirt, salwar suit, night suit, nighty gown, kurta pyjama, trousers).
  • Paper patterns of all kinds of adult casual and formal wear garments (blouse, top, skirt, salwar suit, night suit, nighty gown, kurta pyjama, trousers), on full scale, with all specifications.
Book Recommended : Advanced Drafting & Draping by Manmeet Sodhia Kalyani Publishers Library reference: Basic Processes and clothing const. by Sherie Doongaji Rajj Prakashan Text book of clothing and textiles by Sushma Gupta Kalyani Publishers Pattern cutting made easy by Gillian Holman Batsford Garment const. skills by Premlata Malik Kalyani Publishers Question Paper Pattern: Drafting and Pattern Making (Practical).
Part-'A'                                                                                                                                                                 (Marks 100), Paper Code-PGDFT-102
  • Classification of fiber-natural and manmade, names and source.
  • Flow chart for production processes of woolen, worsted, cotton and blended yarns.
  • Properties and uses of natural (vegetable and animal) fibers - cotton, silk, wool, linen, etc.
  • Properties and uses of man made fibers.-nylon, rayon, acetate acrylic, mod acrylic, etc.

  • Conversion of fiber to yarn- blending, opening, cleaning, carding, doubling, combing, drawing, roving, spinning, yarn twisting.
  • Identification of fibers- feeling test, burning test, chemical test
  • Fiber quality requirement for suitability of fabrics Part-'C'.
  • Elementary idea of the processes of conversion of yarn into fabric, i.e., weaving, knitting, non-woven.
Book Recommended : Introduction to textiles by KVP Singh Kalyani Publishers Library reference: Textiles-fiber to fabric by Bernard P. Corbman McGraw- Hill Question Paper Pattern.
Part-'A'                                                                                                                                                               (Marks 100), Paper Code - PGDFT-103
         What is Colour?
  • Dimensions of colour- hue, intensity and value.
  • Colour wheel, Colour mixing, colour schemes and combinations- complimentary, analogous, split complimentary, warm and cool colours, tints tones and shades, monochromatic, achromatic, pastels and dusty pastels. - The effect of these colour schemes.
  • Effect of colours- red, green, blue, yellow, pink, orange, purple, black, white, grey, neutrals.
  • Textures - thread pulling, thread crumple, thread rolling, paper dabbing, wax rubbing, wax drop, smoke, blade, leaf, flower, butterfly, lace, jute, thumb, matchstick, sponge, cabbage, potato, onion, chilly, lady finger, ink drop, ink blow, drop ink, batik, leather, dry brush, mesh, comb, cloth dabbing etc.
  • Textural effects.
  • Use of textures in fashion designing etc
  • Fashion terminology commonly used in the industry.
  • Classic and innovative fashion details- necklines, collars, sleeves, waistlines, cuffs, skirts, trousers, yokes, waistlines, pockets, etc.
  • Illustration of garments.
  • Elements of design- dot, line, checks, silhouettes, colour, texture, etc.-its effects.
  • Principles of design- repetition, gradation, dominance, unity, harmony, contrast, proportion, balance, rhythm- its effects.
  • Basic block figures.
  • Normal figure and fashion figures.
  • Fashion block figures with all kinds of poses.
  • Basic croqui drawing- all sizes.
  • Fleshing of block figures.
  • Draping of garments.
  • Designing on varied themes, e.g., environment, seasons, cosmetics, jewellery, etc.
  • Use of all kinds of colour mediums.
Book Recommended : Design Studies by Manmeet Sodhia Kalyani Publishers Library reference: Fashion and color by Mary Garthe Rockport Publishers Color Harmony 2 by Bride M.Whelan Rockport Publishers Fashion Source Book by Kathryn Mckelvey Blackwell Science Encyclopedia of fashion details by Patrick John Ireland Batsford 9 Heads by Nancy Riegelman Pearson Education Fashion Sketchbook by Abling Fairchild.
Part-'A'                                                                                                                                                               (Marks 100), Paper Code - PGDFT - 104
  • Changing scenario of Indian costumes.
  • Costumes and fashions in the Mohenjodaro period.
  • Rajasthani style of sari of the 15th century.
  • Influence of British rule on Indian fashion in 1920.
  • Charleston era of lace, satin and silk.
  • 1930's fashion of long flared skirts in the west and its influence in India.
  • 1940's fashion.
  • Independence movement and its influence in ushering in khadi.
  • Christian Dior's New Look of pencil slim skirt and its influence in India.
  • Post independence era saying no to western fashion and creating a fashion statement with choli blouses.
  • 1960's and its most sensational mini.
  • 1970's fashion of pant suit and pathani suit.
  • 1980's and its bringing in the harems and dhoti and patiala salwars.
  • Late 1980's, and hi boom designer fashion wear.
  • Principles of fashion.
  • Classification of fashion.
  • Indian traditional textiles (embroided- kasida, chickenkari, Kantha, phulkari).
  • Traditional embroideries of Chamba rumal, kathiawar, kutch, gujarati, Sindhi, gold and silver embroidery.
  • Fabric, Colours, motifs, stitches used in Indian traditional embroidery.
  • Woven Indian traditional textiles- (kota, baluchaar, brocade, kangiveram, chanderi, tangail).
  • Brief history of these woven textiles of India.
  • Colours and motifs used in woven Indian traditional textiles.
  • Production processes of various woven Indian textiles.
  • Printed- (hand block printing-sanganeri) traditional textiles of India.
  • Dyed- (Ikkat, patola, tie and dye) traditional textiles of India.
  • Painted- (kalamkari.) traditional textiles of India.
  • Brief history of printed, dyed and painted textiles of India.
  • Colours, motifs, stitches used in printed dyed and painted Indian traditional textiles of India.
  • Production processes of various dyed, printed and painted Indian textiles.
  • Traditional costumes of the people of India.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Jammu & Kashmir - hindu and muslim men and women.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Himachal Pradesh-male and female costumes of people of upper and lower hills(the gaddies and paharies).
  • Traditional costumes of people of Punjab, - male and female costumes.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Rajasthan - male and female costumes.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Gujarat- male and female costumes.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Madhya Pradesh- male and female costumes.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Uttar Pradesh - male and female costumes.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Maharashtra- male and female costumes.
  • Traditional costumes of people of Maharashtra- male and female costumes.
  • Greek clothing- chitons, types of chitons, its influence.
  • Roman clothing - toga and its influence.
  • Italian and French influences on global fashion
Book Recommended : History of Fashion by Manmeet Sodhia Kalyani Publishers. Library reference: Traditional Indian Textiles by Parul B. Abhishek Publications Insiders Guide to South India by Brian Bell APA Publications A celebration of style by Sharada Dwivedi AJSK Publications Colourful Textiles of Rajasthan by Gulab Kothari Jaipur Printers Fashion Kaleidoscope by Meher Castelino Rupa and company Indian Fashion by Hindol Sengupta Pearson Education A celebration of style by Sharada Dwivedi AJSK Publications.
Part-'A'                                                                                                                                                           II (Marks 100), Paper Code - PGDFT - 105
  • Identification of fabric samples (warp and weft direction).
  • Different types of weaves/ weaving designs - plain, satin, sateen, twill, jacquard, bird's eye, basket, ribbed, crepe, pile, lappet, dobby, triaxial.
  • Properties and uses of each of the weaves.
  • Essential properties of fabric.
Part - 'B'
  • Comparative studies of the woven and knitted fabrics- construction and advantages of each. 
  • Elementary idea of machinery used in woven, knitted and non woven fabrics.
Part - 'C'
  • Non - woven - classification.
  • Method of production of non wovens- web formation, bonding the web, needle punching the web, finishing.
  • Characteristics of non woven fabrics
  • Uses of non wovens.
  • Decorative fabric construction- braiding, netting, lace.
  • Analyses of fabric samples- file work.
Book recommended : Fabric Studies by KVP Singh Kalyani Publishers Library reference: Textiles- fiber to fabric by Bernard P. Corbman McGraw- Hill Question Paper Pattern: Textile studies II (Theory) 7 questions. Do any 5 .15 marks each=75
Part - 'A'                                                                                                                                                            (Marks 100), Paper Code - PGDFT - 106
  • Designing on themes like culture, environment, monuments, seasons etc.
  • Illustrating dresses made on innovative themes.
Part - 'B'
  • Appreciation of any five Indian fashion Designers Collection and illustration of the work of these Indian designers Brief history on the work of these designers.
  • The famous and celebrated designs of these designers The shows, studios, and expertise of these designers.
Part - 'C'
  • Designing Clothes line for Kids wear using different themes and fabrics.
  • Designing clothesline for Women wear using different themes, fabrics, and surface ornamentations.
  • Different Presentation Techniques- its forms and purpose.
  • Collage work- collage on the dress, collage in the background, its effective use.
  • Swatch board- and the use of swatches on the surface texture of the dresses illustrated.
  • Front and back illustration- the use and different illusion effect.
  • Client board and its effective use in designing dresses for a particular client.
  • Stylization of fashion figures, stylization of dresses. Textural effects- effect of silk, velvet, net, chiffon, satin, brocade, etc.
  • Survey board, mood board and theme board.
Book recommended : Illustrating Fashion by Kathryn Mckelvey Blackwell Series. Library reference: Fashion Design, drawing by Elisabetta Drudi Batsford and presentation. Fashion Kaleidoscope by Meher Castelino Rupa and company Indian Fashion by Hindol Sengupta Pearson Education
Part - 'A'                                                                                                                                                            (Marks 100), Paper Code - PGDFT - 107
  • Knitted garments-introduction.
  • Difference between woven and knitted structures.
  • Classification of knitted garments.
  • Weft knitted fabrics- plain, rib, purl, etc.
  • Warp knitted fabrics- tricot, kitten raschel , crochet, Milanese knit, simplex.
  • Other knitted constructions- jacquard, pile, fleece, high pile, terry knit, velour knit.
Part - 'B'
  • Fully cut knitted garments- knit type, uses.
  • Fully fashioned knitted garments- knit type, uses.
  • Integral knitted garments- knit types, uses.
  • Cut stitch shaped knitted garments.- knit type, uses, processes involved.
Part - 'C'
  • Seam and stitches used in knitting.
  • Machinery used for knitted garments- Flat bed, two-bar warp knitting machine, circular jacquard knitting machine, circular pile knitting machine.
  • Quality control.
  • Defects in knitted fabrics.
Book recommended : Knitting Technology by KVP Singh Kalyani Publishers Library reference: Textiles- fiber to fabric by Bernard P. Corbman McGraw- Hill.
Part - 'A'                                                                                                                                                            (Marks 100), Paper Code - PGDFT - 108
  • Market survey of fabrics, buttons, laces and other trimmings used in garment construction.
  • Tailoring techniques- basic hand stitches, seams and seam processes, neckline finishes, pockets, plackets, tucks, fasteners, frills, etc.
Part - 'B'
  • Designing of child garments on different themes.
  • Designing of adult garments on different themes.
  • The layouts, markers and Plans (1/4 or 1/6 scale).
  • Paper patterns of different garments with varied fashion elements on full scale. The paper patterns should be marked properly.
  • Grading of the patterns to smaller and bigger sizes.
  • Introduction to the sewing machine.
  • Cutting and sewing- processes involved and precautions, etc.
  • Construction of any five garments for children.
  • Construction of any five garments for Adults having different themes, different fashion elements, and different surface ornamentation.
Part - 'C'
  • Introduction to contemporary embroideries stitches- stem, back, running, dot, seeding, straight, chain, open chain, twisted chain, wheat tear, lazy daisy, blanket, buttonhole, zigzag chain, double chain, raised chain, spider's web, sheaf, brick, Florentine, Holbein, Pekinese, cut work, four sided, goblin, woven bars, Cretan, fly, French knots, bullion knots, German knots, fish bone, Romanian, satin, long and short, couching, Jacobean trellis, thorn, cross stitch, chevron, herringbone, appliqu work, Ribbon work, lace work, rope work, other decorations and trimmings.
Book recommended : Garment Construction by Manmeet Sodhia Kalyani Publishers. Library reference: Garment Technology for Fashion designers by Gerry Cooklin Blackwell Science Step by step needlecraft encyclopedia by Judy Brittain Dorling Kindersley The technology of clothing manufacture by Harold Carr Blackwell Science Fabric, form and flat pattern cutting by Winifred Aldrich Blackwell Zarapkaar system of cutting by K R Zarapkaar Navneet.
                                                                                                                                                                           (Marks 100) Paper Code - PGDFT - 109
Introduction to Graphics and Graphics Devices: Computer Graphics, Graphics Output Devices and their general properties like (Resolution and color capability), Graphics Input Devices. Drawing Geometry Introduction to Coordinate Frames and Color Theory Points, Vectors and Lines. Two dimensional Cartesian reference frames, Screen Coordinates, Three dimensional Cartesian reference frames.

Introduction to Color Theory: Introduction to Color Modes, Working with different color models and modes, Using custom colors, Picking colors, Analyzing and editing colors, Looking at gamut issues, Creating duotones, Setting color balance, Setting hue and saturation, Adjusting brightness and contrast, Working with histograms, Retouching images, Color ranges and replace color options, Cropping images, Understanding Process and spot colors, Choosing pantone colors, Applying fill and stroke colors Mastering Computer Graphics Skill using Corel Draw, Introduction to CorelDraw.

Introduction to Vector and Raster Graphics Type. Starting CorelDraw, Introduction to Corel Draw Menu, Introduction to CorelDraw Page Setup. Introduction to various tools of CorelDraw Working with Shapes, Lines, Texts & Objects Creating rectangles, squares, Circles, Ellipses, Polygons, Starts and Spirals Selecting Fill and Outlines to any shape. Moving & Rotating Shapes freely and to Fixed angles.

Drawing Curve and Straight Lines, Creating Simple and Artistic Texts. Formatting Texts by changing Font, Size and Shape of Text. Rotating texts, Assigning a Fill Color to text, Assigning outline color to text. Creating Paragraph Text, Aligning Texts, Adjusting Line & Letter Spacing in the paragraph text. Spell checking and finding and replacing texts. Selecting Single and Multiple Objects, Duplicating Objects, Grouping Objects, Trimming Objects, Locking and Unlocking Objects, Aligning Objects. Working with outlines and Fills

Introduction to outlines, Defining outline width using Outline Flyout, Outline Pen Dialog Box, Setting the Line Cap Style, Changing the Outline Color Introduction to Fills, Uniform Fill, Fountain Fill, Tow-Color Fountain Fill, Preset Fountain Fill, Pattern Fills, Two-Color, Full Color and Bitmap Pattern Fills, Texture Fills, PostScript texture Fills.

Working with Curves Introduction to Curves, Nodes and Segments,, Drawing Freehand Tools, Drawing Closed Curves, Curved Objects, Selecting Node on a Curved Object,, Adding, Removing and Joining Nodes. Bezier Tool, Drawing Curve with Bezier Tool, Drawing Straight Line with Bezier Tools Drawing with Artistic Media Tools using Preset and Brush Mode. Calligraphic Mode, Pressure- Sensitive Mode, Object Sprayer.

Special Effects Introduction to Special Effects, Blending Tool, Contouring Objects, Distorting Objects, Envelop Tool, Extruding of the object, Vector Extrusion. Drop Shadow, Creating Drop Shadow, Changing Color of Drop Shadows, Removing Drop Shadows. Applying Lenses, Applying Perspectives. Filters, Gradients, Patterns, Textures, Swatches effects Layouts (Development of different types of Boards) Drawing Basic Male, Female and Kids Figure in Corel Draw with Grids and Guidelines and Converting them into Objects.

Drawing Basic Figure Forms ( Legs, Arms, Heat etc.) with Grids and Guidelines and Converting them into Objects.Saving and Exporting Images. File formats, opening, saving, importing, exporting, compression, printing, saving for web, publishing as PDF , exporting images with transparency Printing Images.

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