Assignment Policies
Grading Activities, Criteria, and Guidelines (Year 1)

A.  Grading Criteria: 

  • Slopers


  • Knit samples


  • T-shirt/Top project


  • Dress project


  • Jacket project


  • Activewear pants project


  • Assignments


  • Final Project                     


Total % =                          


B.  Student Evaluation: 
Students will be evaluated on their ability to meet the course objectives based on their fulfillment of the class projects and assignments.  This includes:

  • Ability to follow directions
  • Pattern Work
    • Quality, accuracy, correctness
    • The way the garment is constructed, via the pattern, to successfully achieve quality workmanship, fit, and wearability
  • Pattern Design
    • Creative approach to obtaining garment shape
  • Quality and Workmanship of Sewn Muslin Garment, Sewn Sample Garments, and Sewn Fashion Garments
  • Pattern Sketches and Technical Data
  • Neatness and Completeness                                    

Grades follow the official UIW grade scale:


Descriptive Grade

Numeric Grade

Grade Points


Excellent Scholarship




Excellent Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Good Scholarship




Satisfactory Scholarship




Satisfactory Scholarship




Poor Scholarship




Poor Scholarship




Poor Scholarship





Less than 60



Incomplete work – only assigned in emergency cases – like hospitalization.   


None assigned; converts to an F after expiration date or deadline of six months

Late Assignments: 
LATE ASSIGNMENTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.   Absolutely NO late assignments or projects will be accepted except from those who have an excused absence (excluding University-approved absences).  Those with University-approved absences must turn in their projects BEFORE the absence unless other arrangements are made prior to the absence.  Any other work that is not turned in on time or early will not be accepted and therefore will be recorded as a zero (0) in the gradebook.  Those with an EXCUSED absence (must have proper documentation – see absence policy) must submit their work by the beginning of the next class period.  Those who have skipped class and do not have acceptable documentation of illness or family emergency will not have this grace period.  Their assignments will be graded as late regardless of the absence.

For this particular class, there is a WINDOW for project submission.  Notice the grayed section around each project deadline.  Projects will be accepted any of the days that are in that grayed time segment, allowing some flexibility.

Assignments and Projects:
All assignments and projects are due at the beginning of class on the dates given.  No assignments or projects will be accepted after the beginning of class on the assigned date.

All projects and assignments must be original.  They cannot be re-used from another class.

There will be a sign-in sheet for each assignment and projects.  These are used to record receipt of the assignment as well as the date and time of the receipt.   This is a separate page from the attendance sheet.  This is for your protection as well as the instructor’s.  It is your responsibility to sign your assignment in.

NOTE: You are responsible for any changes to the project/assignment specifications made orally in class.  Please pay attention when projects are being reviewed, ask ahead of time if you want to get started early and find out if you missed anything when absent.

Performance Level:  To obtain an “A” in this course, the student must maintain accuracy as well as a high level of creativity and accuracy all of their work.  In addition, every project is to be on time, and no more than 2 excused absences.  Only the highest-level students will receive an “A”.  Simply being present and turning in assignments does not “entitle” one to an “A”.  Nor does it “entitle” one to any other passing grade.  Only absolute excellence in work and a terrific attitude as well as other factors earns one an “A”.  Even just to receive a passing grade will require a lot of hard work and diligence to meet the requirements of the course and the assignments.  A passing grade does not mean that the project was merely completed, but that it was also deemed acceptable by the instructor and met ALL of the guidelines.

Course Policies:
Please read the assignments before coming to class.  The reading assignments, lecture discussions and projects are intended to complement each other.  This course, as with most fashion courses, is extremely rigorous, and if you are current with your reading you will get more out of your class time.  Ask questions.  Chances are if you are confused, so are others.  At times you all will be confused, so maintain your sense of humor.

The syllabus presents the anticipated schedule, however the time schedule is not written in stone.  Although I expect to keep to the dates in general, I like to allow some flexibility.  The raising of questions during class time is welcomed and encouraged.  If I don’t have the answer to your question I will try to obtain it within a reasonable period of time.  I hope that each of you will share your experiences and knowledge with the class.  If any instructions or assignments are not clear, please ask me about them so that I can clarify any potential problems for all students in the course.

C.  Projects and Assignments:
Sloper Project:
For the sloper project, you will create the slopers necessary for making the required knitwear patterns. You will submit the patterns and test muslins for each sloper. Follow the guidelines for patterns and guidelines. Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes.

Knit Samples:
You will be given a list of different Knitwear and knit finish samples to complete.  These are similar to the samples completed in Apparel 1.

There are additional requirements for submission.  These are posted on the website.   These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes

T-shirt, dress, jacket, and pants projects:
You will have 4 main projects (besides the final).  For each you will submit paper patterns, test muslins, completed sample garments, and direction card for the pattern(s).  Follow the guidelines for patterns and guidelines. Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.These cannot be the same assignments that you turn in for other classes.

Final Project:
This will be an original knit fabric design collection.  It is a group project.  You will create the patterns for your designs, make the test garments, and then a finished sample of each garment along with a selection of paperwork and an illustration.  All parts will be submitted as a group.   You will present this to the class on the day of the final.  Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.

Assignment Grades:
There will be individual assignments outside of the major projects. The assignments are tasks that must be completed in preparation for a project. Therefore, the task receives a separate grade in order to assure on time completion. All assignment grades will be averaged together. I do NOT drop grades. Further specifications will be given to you on-line and in class.


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