Cut and drape complex period costumes

Formats and tools

Unit Description
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Assessment Tool
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Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
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Wiki Markup
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Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
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Observation Checklist
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Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver CUFCOS503A, 'Cut and drape complex period costumes'.
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Elements and Performance Criteria



Plan pattern development

1. Confirm costume design requirements and materials to be used in consultation with relevant personnel

2. Conduct research to assist with the interpretation of costume designs and the identification of design elements or components

3. Record relevant historical aspects of costume designs

4. Take, record and analyse performer's measurements as the basis for customising the proportioning of costume designs

5. Identify special costume functional requirements of performers and performances and consider the most effective way to achieve creative requirements

6. Document costume specifications

7. Produce a plan of action for pattern development

Prepare for draping

8. Prepare dress form or dressmaker's dummy for draping

9. Map costume design proportions on a dress stand

10. Select or construct the required underpinnings for the dress form

11. Determine which parts of the costume design will be draped and which parts will be flat pattern made

12. Check size and proportioning of prepared dress form in relation to performer's size and costume design

Cut and drape complex costumes

13. Select draping fabrics that have similar characteristics to the costume fabrics to be used

14. Cut and drape parts of the costume commencing from under-layers and working outwards

15. Combine all parts of the costume into a test toile

16. Conduct test toile trials and fittings on performers and make adjustments as required

17. Seek approvals/concurrence from costume designer

18. Engineer and finalise patterns

Compile components for costume construction

19. Calculate and record accurate quantities of fabric and notions using test toile, patterns and design specifications

20. Source requirements

21. Lay fabrics

22. Transfer markings and shapes of patterns or deconstructed toile onto fabrics and cut

23. Compile cut pieces and components ready for construction

24. Develop a sequence of operations for the construction of complex period costumes

25. Provide instructions to relevant personnel on construction procedures and timelines as required

Qualifications and Skillsets

CUFCOS503A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CUF50507 - Diploma of Costume for Performance