Saturday, January 24, 2009

Apparel Development 1 Notebook Requirements

Title Page:
Information should include: Student’s name, Teacher’s name, Course name, Semester and Year. Creativity and color should be included. Class time and computers will be offered, or may be completed at home. May be done by hand or computer-generated.

Section 1: Daily Writing
The first thing you do every day, it is posted in another blog.
Format: All daily writing beginning November 2, 2009 will be posted to the homework drop box through your account. If you have questions about please ask a teacher, Mrs. Cahoon in the library, or Coach Dodd in the interactive classroom.
Section 2: Newspapers in Education (NIE)
This is your Friday writing assignment each week. You are to first read the newspaper, then select an article. Articles that relate to our curriculum in some way should be selected first, if there is not one that week, select the article that you find most interesting. Write the title of the article and the date. Summarize the article in your own words. The next paragraph should tell your opinion or reaction to the article. As before, use the same paper until it is full, then continue with another sheet.

Section 3: Classwork
When I return it to you, place it in chronological order from first to last. If it is in your notebook, if there is ever a mix-up with grades you will have it.

Section 4: Sewing Samples
As you finish in class, mount your samples on the cardstock and place in your notebook in order from first to last. If you have the information but not the sample, keep the sheet in your notebook until complete.

Section 5: Vocats Testing
All testing will be done online at You will be given your user name and password, and you must log in every time you test. You may take the test unlimited times and I will record the best grade. We will review the test as a class before it is assigned. You will be given lab time weekly to test at school, or you may log in and test from home or any computer with internet access.

Section 6: Career Information
Includes: Career Profile Sheet, Resume, Cover Sheet, and Application.

Overall Notebook
Should include all required information
Information should be in the correct section in the correct order
Should be turned in with papers that and neat, not torn and tattered, and pages should be in the rings of the notebook

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Principles and Elements of Design

These are important terms to know.

First Year Students: This will be included in your notebook as a specific assignment.

Second Year Students: These terms should be in your notebook from first year. If you do not have them, you are responsible for making sure they are in your current notebook.
  • Analogous
  • Asymmetrical
  • Balance
  • Classic
  • Color
  • Complementary
  • Cool colors
  • Curved
  • Diagonal
  • Emphasis
  • Fad
  • Fashion
  • Hue
  • Intensity
  • Line
  • Monochromatic
  • Neutral colors
  • Proportion
  • Rhythm
  • Shade
  • Shape
  • Silhouette
  • Space
  • Split-complementary
  • Style
  • Symmetrical
  • Texture
  • Tint
  • Trend
  • Value
  • Warm colors

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Fabric Project AD2 Competency 1

Select a simple bag pattern and four different fabrics. Choose specific notions for use with each fabric. For each bag, develop a description of the bag, its function, and a picture or drawing. Include a swatch of the fabric and notions. Provide a list of specific reasons for your fabric selection, including advantages/disadvantages of the fabrics. Generate a list of any additional notions or instructions that may be required. Prepare a visual display of each bag and its specifics in a format that will fit in a notebook. Give an oral presentation to the class to share your creations.

Performance Criteria
  • Specific pattern selected for bag
  • Fabric swatches provided
  • Described bags and functions
  • Gave reasons for fabric selections, including advantages/disadvantages
  • Displayed evidence of fabric and fiber characteristics for desired results
  • Included comprehensive list of notions with reasons for selection
  • Project display fits in student notebook
  • Display is neat and attractive
  • Showed understanding of project during presentation to class.
  • Class presentation showed planning.
  • Appearance for presentation is neat and professional.

Manufactured Fibers

Analyze the following manufactured fibers for the performance characteristics of the fibers and interpret the performance of textiles made from them.



Natural Fibers

Analyze the following natural fibers for the performance characteristics of the fibers and interpret the performance of textiles made from these fibers.

Specialty Animal Fibers
Natural Rubber

AD2 Fibers Notebook Information

Use the textbook to define the following terms from Chapter 11 in Clothing: Fashion, Fabrics and Construction.

Natural fibers
Manufactured fibers
Generic name
Trade name
Staple fiber
filament fiber

Fiber Characteristics
Abrasion Resistance
Wrinkle Resistance
Shape retention