Dressmakers Knowledge on Dart Principles in Pattern Making and Garment Designing
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 4, Issue 2, December 2018, Pages: 58-64
Received: Sep. 30, 2018;
Accepted: Oct. 24, 2018;
Published: Nov. 14, 2018
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Deborah Amoako Asare, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Patience Danquah Monnie, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
Modesta Efua Gavor, Department of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Cape Coast, Cape Coast, Ghana
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The study assessed the knowledge of dressmakers on darts in pattern making and garment designing. Specifically, the purpose of this research was to evaluate the knowledge of dressmakers’ on darts and the application of dart principles (dart manipulation, adding fullness and contouring) in garment designing. Descriptive research design was employed for the study using 50 dress makers selected from three districts in the central region of Ghana. A semi-structured interview guide and an observation check list were the instruments used for data collection. The data collected were analysed with the help of descriptive statistics using the Predictive Analytical Software for windows version 22. The results indicated that the dressmakers studied knew what darts are and their purpose in garment design and construction, but lacked knowledge as to how to apply the principles of darts to achieve desired effects. It is recommended that the importance of darts with special reference to marking it out accurately is emphasized to dressmakers during workshops, seminars and general meetings that are organized by their association. Stakeholders in the garment industry especially those in academia could also organise workshops for garment makers to educate them on the appropriate use of darts in garment design and construction.
Dressmakers, Pattern Making, Principles of Dart Use, Garment Designing
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Deborah Amoako Asare,
Patience Danquah Monnie,
Modesta Efua Gavor,
Dressmakers Knowledge on Dart Principles in Pattern Making and Garment Designing, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research.
Vol. 4, No. 2,
2018, pp. 58-64.
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