Know and demonstrate measuring methods for a range of textile/clothing items.
. Identify accurate measurements for a range of shapes and forms, including standard body measurements.
. Identify and state purpose of a range of flexible and rigid measuring tools and associated materials and equipment.
. Take accurate measurements using both flexible and rigid measuring tools.
. Record accurate measurements for specific purposes.
Apply measurements for specific purpose to ensure accurate production.
. Use accurate measurements to make basic adjustments to commercial patterns or diagrams, to ensure fitness for purpose.
. Calculate accurate quantities of fabric required to take adjustments made into account.
. Record adjustments made for future reference.
Prepare fabrics for accurate cutting.
. Identify types of preparation that may be required to ensure that fabric is stabilised for future use.
. Apply relevant methods of fabric preparation for specific purposes.
. Identify the range of methods to lay the fabric for accurate and economical cutting for single and multiply lay methods.
. Identify basic modifications to fabric lay for fabrics which require matching or have one way design, and calculate variations in fabric requirements for one of these contexts.
Understand requirements for preparing and cutting fabrics, using fabrics which do not require special handing.
. Accurately and economically, mark shapes to be cut, ensuring fabric remains flat and accurate relationship to grain is made.
. Select appropriate cutting tools to cut pieces accurately, retaining balance marks as required.
Understand and use different marking methods.
. Identify and outline uses of a range of commonly used marking methods and tools to include thread, chalk, pens, carbon.
. Select and accurately use appropriate marking methods for fabric and intended use of item.