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CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Fashion Studies 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 12 Fashion Studies – in PDF

CBSE Syllabus for Class 12 Fashion Studies 2019-20 in PDF format for free download. Fashion Studies syllabus for 2019 2020 class 12 is now available in myCBSEguide mobile app. The curriculum for March 2020 exams is designed by CBSE, New Delhi as per NCERT textbooks for the session 2019-20.

CBSE Syllabus for class 12 Fashion Studies 2019-20

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CBSE Syllabus Class 12 Fashion Studies

Chapter-I History of Fashion4015
Chapter-II Basic pattern development8020+15
(Theory + Practical)
Chapter–III Elements of Fashion4015
Chapter-IV Basics of garment making8020+15
(Theory + Practical)
180 + 60  for practical70+30=100


Chapter-I: History of Fashion: 15 Marks: 40 Periods

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 –

    1. Draped costume
    2. 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 80 Periods

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 develop 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 40 Periods

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,
  • womenswear and childrenswear
  • 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 Fashion and Custom made Clothing.

Course Content

  • Understanding Fashion definition and overview
  • Haute couture, High Fashion, Ready to Wear, Mass produced garments
  • Fashion Capitals
  • Menswear – 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 – Newborn, 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 80 Periods

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 armhole

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 – sleeve cuffs, neckless finishes, 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 Practicals

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

  1. Develop and test fit a basic bodice.
  2. Develop and test fit bodices through dart manipulation.
  3. Develop and test fit a basic skirt.
  4. Develop style variations of skirts.

Chapter-III: Elements of Fashion

  1. Design products with self-generated prints inspired from nature.
  2. To demonstrate creative exploration of patterns created by using food products for dyeing process.
  3. Develop print designs inspired from animal skin by innovative use of materials.
  4. Stencil printing technique to create design patterns / motifs.

Chapter-IV: Basics of Garment Making

  1. Stitch a sample of a continuous placket.
  2. Stitch a sample of a basic shirt placket.
  3. Stitch a sample of a basic shirt placket with facing.
  4. Stitch a sample each of Extended facing, Bias facing and Shaped facing.
  5. Stitch a sample of a cuff.

CLASS – XII (2018-19)

FASHION STUDIES (Code 053): Time 3 Hours

S.NoTypology of
Very Short
Answer (VSA)
(1 mark)
Answer-I (SA-I) (2marks)
(SA-II) (3marks)
Answer (L.A)
(5 marks) 
02Conceptual understanding11211420%
03Application-based and inferential type1322130%

Prescribed Books:

  1. Fashion Studies: Textbook (Class XII) – Published by CBSE
  2. Fashion Studies: Practical Manual (Class XII) – Published by CBSE

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