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CTE Fashion Design Unit

Lines- these act as a border between ideas,

concepts or steps in a sequence. Vertical Lines- can stop eye movement which will give volume to an area Horizontal Lines symbolize rest and relaxation Diagonal Lines dynamic and action-oriented

Shapes- can suggest eye movement based on

the direction of the lines. Shapes define figures and relate forms to each other.

Texture surface characteristics of a material that are

experienced through the sense of touch

Value- the degree of lightness and

darkness in a design element

A silhouette refers to the outer shape of a garment.

A-Line the hem is larger than other measurements, therefore giving the outfit an A shape Shift the chest, waist, and hem all have the same measurements, giving the outfit a cylindrical shape. This is very good for form fitting garments.

Tent- the garment is flared beginning under the arm hole, giving it a tent appearance Empire Line a panel divides the garment into two parts, just above the waist Asymmetrical this type of garment has no defined silhouette. It is achieved by varying hemlines, panels, and colors.

The type of fabric that you use can give your

outfit an entirely different feel, especially if you utilize motifs, or patterns and prints. Some commonly used motifs are:
Ethnic
Floral Geometrical

Abstract
Stylized Plaids and Checks

Color is one of the most important parts of designing. There

are basic colors for the various seasons:

Summer bright and energetic

Earthy- gives a rustic feel


Pastels- light and soft colors Neutrals classic and go with any season

Using the design principles you have just learned, you will be

designing an outfit using plastic bags


You will be using PowerPoint, Xara, or Microsoft Paint. Your

teacher will let you know which one they prefer.