A task that I have to complete in order to achieve my grade for my manufacturing brief, is to complete a Lay Plan. These are important in industry, as they allow manufacturer's to know how much fabric they will need, so they reduce the risk of wasting fabric quantities and money. I created a Lay Plan for my shift dress, as it will be the first garment I make, so it seems convenient to create a Lay Plan, so I know how much of my fabric I will need. I did have a little bit of excess but nothing that I would be able to create a large pattern from. I found this one quite simple and straight forward as it is a basic cut dress with a facing and additional circles.