CBSE Class 12 Fashion Studies Syllabus 2017-18

CBSE Class 12 Fashion Studies Syllabus 2017-18

Download latest cbse Class 12 Fashion Studies syllabus for March 2018 board exam including marking scheme and each chapter weightage. Class 12 Fashion Studies CBSE Board exam will be of 70 marks & 30 marks will be of Practicals. Details of unit-wise distribution of marks for board exam is given in the syllabus.

Although the topics and textbooks remain same, the syllabus to be covered for board exam vary year by year. Along with Fashion Studies syllabus for class 12 cbse has also issued the chapter-wise breakup of questions along with weightage of each chapter. That’s why it is recommended to download latest Class 12 Fashion Studies syllabus 2018 this year and be on safe side. Be smart, prepare according to syllabus and practise at least sample papers issued by cbse and previous year questions

Here we have presented the CBSE Fashion Studies syllabus class 12 in the same format as released by CBSE, without any changes or editing from our side. Students are advised to download the Fashion Studies class 12 syllabus cbse for the March 2018 exam even if you have the previous year syllabus because there might be changes in the syllabus, question pattern and weightage of each chapter.

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Fashion Studies Syllabus Class 12 Session: 2017-18

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Detailed Syllabus Fashion Studies Class 12 for March 2018 Board Exam

Chapter-I: History of Fashion (15 Marks)

Objectives of the course
 To provide an overview of history of costume from ancient civilization to the present
 To explain the socio-cultural factors influencing costume
 To familiarize students with terminology of costume history
Learning outcomes
After completion of the unit, the students shall be able to:
 Explain the significance of studying fashion History as a source of research for developing new collections.
 Express their knowledge of History of clothing and Costume
 Illustrate their understanding of the role of multiple factors influencing costume.
 Express their understanding of the effect of Industrial Revolution on clothing
 Use appropriate Terminology related to Fashion History.
Course Content
 Introduction to history of fashion, sources of information
 Factors affecting clothing – protection, ritualistic, identification, adornment
 Origin and development of costume –
(i) Draped costume
(ii) War costume – armour, techniques of construction, ancient war costumes, uniforms
during World Wars, Oriental and Indian war costumes
 Industrial Revolution – mechanical inventions, influence on India
 Effect of World Wars on fashion
 Evolution of 20th century Indian fashion and influence of films on fashion
Teaching Methodology: Illustrated lecture with slides and visuals
Reference Text:
Kaleidoscope of fashion, by Mehar Castilino
Ancient Indian Costume, by Roshan Alkazi

Chapter–II: Basic Pattern Development (20 Marks)

Objectives of the course
 To introduce students to the World of Fashion Designing through pattern development
 To explain the importance of skills for converting a design sketch into a three dimensional form
 To develop basic blocks for bodice, sleeve and skirt
 To understand and implement the concept and importance of test fits and to convert paper patterns into muslin
Learning outcomes
After completion of the unit, the students shall be able to:
 demonstrate understanding the basic skills of Pattern Making.
 demonstrate understanding of the concept of Fit and Balance.
 develop Basic Blocks from measurement charts and body measurements.
 test fit and correct the fit of the Pattern.
 develop patterns for simple Designs using basic blocks.
Course Content
 Methods of measuring body and dress form
 Relationships of sizes and measurements
 Tools of pattern making
 Common terms used in pattern development
 Introduction to pattern Development for womenswear – how patterns are made and developed, the importance of fit and balance and methods of achieving it.
 Basic Bodice – How to develope it from the standard measurement chart and test fitted on the dress form.
 Details such as darts, seam allowance, notches grain lines etc.
 Details like Armholes, Necklines – V, U round, square etc.
 How to develop basic sleeve block.
 How to develop basic skirt block with one dart or two darts, A line and flared skirt
 Basics of collar development – basic collars like peter pan & Chinese
 Dart manipulation
Teaching Methodology: Illustrate lectures with slides, visuals and demonstrations where ever required.
Reference Text
Pattern making by Helen Armstrong
Pattern making for women’s wear by Winifred Aldrich
Pattern making by Pamela Stringer.

Chapter-III: Elements of Fashion (15 Marks)

Objectives of the course
 To introduce students to the basic segments in fashion clothing
 To teach students about fashion, fashion centres, categories of clothing & trims.
 To sensitize students about different items of garments in each category i.e. menswear, womens wear and childrens wear
 To teach students the difference between high fashion and mass fashion garments.
 To distinguish between custom made & ready to wear garments.
Learning outcomes
After completion of the unit, the students shall be able to:
 Demonstrate Understanding the segments in Fashion Clothing.
 Demonstrate understanding and use of appropriate fashion terminologies.
 Exhibit Knowledge about Fashion Centers.
 Demonstrate understanding of various categories of menswear, women’s wear and children wear.
 Demonstrate understanding of trims used in Apparels.
 Demonstrate understanding of difference between High Fashion, Mass Fashionand Custom made Clothing.
Course Content
 Understanding Fashion definition and overview
 Haute couture, High Fashion, Ready to Wear, Mass produced garments
 Fashion Capitals
 Meanswear – Introduction, Categories, Elements of Design, Shirts, Pants and Shorts, Suits
 Womenswear – dresses, blouses, skirts, trousers, kameezes, saris & blouses
 Introduction, Indian Womenswear, Elements of design and categories, in womenswear dresses, blouses./ skirts, trousers, kameezes, saris & blouses.
 Kids wear – Introduction, garments for different ages – New born, Infants Toddlers, Pre teans and Teans, dungarees
 Trims used for the fashion apparel
Teaching Methodology: Illustrated lectures with slides and visuals.
Reference Text:
Concept to consumer by Gini Stephens Frings
Encyclopaedia of Fashion details

Chapter-IV: Basics of Garment Making (20 Marks)

Objectives of the course
 To teach students to assemble a garment
 To construct a bodice using different seams
 To stitch a placket for bodice opening
 To finish a neckline using piping and facing
 To set a sleeve in the arm hole
Learning outcomes
After completion of the unit, the students shall be able to:
 assemble various parts of the garments.
 finish a bodice with suitable seam finishes.
 attach the sleeves to the armhole.
 assemble of cuffs
 make samples of different garment components – sleev cuffs, neckless finishs, plackets.
Course content
 Understanding fabric types and selection of underlining, interfacing and inter-lining
 Pattern methods, fabric for cutting
 Pattern layout and cutting of special fabrics
 Assembly of bodice using different seams and appropriate finish for side seam and shoulder seams
 Types of plackets
 Appropriate neckline finishes with piping, bias facing and shaped facing of stay stitching
 Sleeve attachment to the bodice by setting in the sleeve into armhole
 Assembly of cuffs.
Teaching Methodology: Illustrate the content with slides, visuals and demonstrations wherever required.
Reference Text:
 Encyclopedia of dressmaking by Marshall Cavendish
 Readers Digest book of Sewing
 Encyclopedia of Sewing

Class – XII Fashion Studies


Chapter-I: History of Fashion
1. To identify the cultural context of body adornment and its continuation in contemporary society.
2. To use visual references to analyze ancient draped garments.
3. To analyze the impact of Industrial Revolution during the British Raj in India
4. Refer books, visit museums and archives, and view war moves as sources of information to make
projects on war clothing.
Chapter-II: Basic Pattern Development
5. Develop and test fit a basic bodice.
6. Develop and test fit bodices through dart manipulation.
7. Develop and test fit a basic skirt.
8. Develop style variations of skirts.
Chapter-III: Elements of Fashion
9. Design products with self-generated prints inspired from nature.
10. To demonstrate creative exploration of patterns created by using food products for dyeing process.
11. Develop print designs inspired inspired from animal skin by innovative use of materials.
12. Stencil printing technique to create design patterns / motifs.
Chapter-IV: Basics of Garment Making
13. Stitch a sample of a continuous placekt.
14. Stitch a sample of a basic shirt placket.
15. Stitch a sample of a basic shirt placket with facing.
16. Stitch a sample each of Extended facing, Bias facing and Shaped facing.
17. Stitch a sample of a cuff.


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