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Topic: Clothing design, construction, and production 

Family/Consumer Sciences

 Standard 15.  Understands how knowledge and skills related to clothing and textiles affect the well-being of individuals, families, and society
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 7.Knows skills to be used in clothing maintenance, repair, alteration, and/or construction (e.g., interpreting pattern instructions, preparing fabric, and selecting notions; using and caring for tools and equipment in a safe manner; using advanced hand and machine sewing skills)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows skills to be used in clothing maintenance
     2.Knows skills to be used in clothing repair
     3.Knows skills to be used in clothing alteration
     4.Knows skills to be used in clothing construction
     5.Knows skills for interpreting pattern instructions, preparing fabric, and selecting notions
     6.Knows skills for using and caring for tools and equipment in a safe manner
     7.Knows advanced hand and machine sewing skills
   Benchmark 8.Uses sewing skills to produce a variety of apparel items (e.g., pants, jackets, shirts, skirts, dresses)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Uses sewing skills to produce pants
     2.Uses sewing skills to produce jackets
     3.Uses sewing skills to produce shirts
     4.Uses sewing skills to produce skirts
     5.Uses sewing skills to produce dresses
 Standard 16.  Understands important concepts and skills related to careers in the textiles and apparel industries
  Level IV (Grade 9-12)
   Benchmark 1.Knows fiber and textile materials and the effects of their characteristics on design, construction, care, use, and maintenance of products
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows fiber materials
     2.Knows textile materials
     3.Knows how textile characteristics affect the design of products
     4.Knows how textile characteristics affect the construction of products
     5.Knows how textile characteristics affect the care of products
     6.Knows how textile characteristics affect the use of products
     7.Knows how textile characteristics affect the maintenance of products
     8.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the design of products
     9.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the construction of products
     10.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the care of products
     11.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the use of products
     12.Knows how fiber characteristics affect the maintenance of products
   Benchmark 2.Knows apparel and textiles design skills (e.g., using basic and complex color schemes and color theory to develop and enhance visual effects; using the elements and principles of design in designing, constructing, and/or altering textiles products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows apparel design skills
     2.Knows textiles design skills
     3.Knows skills for using basic and complex color schemes and color theory to develop and enhance visual effects
     4.Knows skills for using the elements and principles of design in designing, constructing, and/or altering textiles products
   Benchmark 4.Knows skills needed to produce, alter, or repair textiles products and apparel (e.g., using a variety of equipment, tools, and supplies such as home and industrial sewing machines, sergers, and pressing and cutting equipment; using appropriate industry materials for cleaning, pressing, and finishing textiles products)
    Knowledge/skill statements
     1.Knows skills needed to produce textiles products
     2.Knows skills needed to alter textiles products
     3.Knows skills needed to repair textiles products
     4.Knows skills needed to produce apparel
     5.Knows skills needed to alter apparel
     6.Knows skills needed to repair apparel
     7.Knows skills for using a variety of equipment, tools, and supplies used in the textiles industry
     8.Knows skills for using appropriate industry materials for cleaning, pressing, and finishing textiles products