Specific Aims

1. To develop an understanding of the essential principles of clothing selection, care, and construction, as a foundation for solving clothing problems.

2. To develop sufficient creative ability to give pleasure in the planning and construction of clothing.

3. To develop an attractive personal appearance with an appreciation of the meaning of the term being well-dressed.

4. To develop the ability to recognize fibres and judge textile values.

5. To develop good health habits through the selection and wearing of suitable clothing.

6. To help students to appreciate relative values in the selection of clothing on minimum income levels; [and] on other levels.

7. To develop an appreciation of the social responsibility of the purchaser of clothing.

Unit I. Making a Wool Dress

Unit II. The Clothing Budget

Unit III. Remodelling a Garment

Unit IV. Textile Study

Unit V. Applied Art

Art Structure


To review the principles of Design and Colour in order that students may realize the value of these principles in the further development of taste and technique.

To find in the study of plant-form source materials for design, and to help the student to become more sensitive in the appreciation of fine form.



To give students opportunity to apply knowledge of the principles of design and colour harmony in a practical manner.

To afford the opportunity of handling new material with all its suggestions and limitations.

Dress Appreciation


To help students apply their knowledge of design to dress discrimination generally, and particularly to their selection of suitable school clothing.

To help them use design and colour principles in the practical work of their clothing course.

Interior Decoration


To help students to use their knowledge of design, colour, and texture in their choice of home furnishings, and to apply their craft knowledge in the making of things, useful and beautiful, for the home.

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