WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns and Designs Through Draping

­­This course reverses the process of conventional pattern making by manipulating fabrics on the form before drawing the pattern. This specialized course allows individuals to understand how apparel design and paper patterns can be drafted through draping techniques. Conducted in an active, hands-on approach, student will learn the techniques necessary for design development and developing 3D patterns.


  • Prepare fabric and body form for draping in accordance with draping procedures
  • Develop basic silhouettes of skirts, blouses, bodices and collars on body form through draping techniques and principles such as grain, ease, balance and line
  • Analyse style, balance and proportion using draping techniques and principles
  • Create markings on fabrics of the apparel pattern on a body form for the selected styles
  • Transfer the apparel pattern onto paper for the selected styles
  • Adjust markings to create precise paper pattern

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ Advanced Certificate OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 5 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘O’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basic OR
  • Pass Entrance Test

English Language Requirement –

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘O’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450

ALL Students are required to have basic knowledge of computer and Microsoft Office

Graduation Requirements

Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Assessed and be competent for every module
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.

Certificate Issuance

Upon succcessful completion of the course, trainee will be awarded the WSQ Statement of Attainment (SOA). WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by industry partners.

Who Should Attend

  • Product Development Executives and Managers
  • Pattern Makers / Drafters
  • Grading Technicians
  • Fit Technicians
  • Sampling Executives and Managers
  • Sourcing Executives and Managers
  • Designers
  • Sample maker
  • Technical Designer
  • Garment Technologist
  • Prototypist

Key Learning Areas

  • Garment Silhouettes
  • Draping Techniques
  • Point of Measurements
  • Methods of Measurements
  • Grain, Ease, Balance and Line
  • Principles of Fit and Proportion
  • Use of Draping Tools
  • Fabric Properties and Types

Course Duration

Training Hours 40 hours
Assessment Hours 4 hours
Total Hours 44 hours

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WSQ Course Fee Singaporean
(WTS a)
(SSG Grant c)
(ETSS d)
International Students
Full course fee S$ 1,930.00 S$ 1,930.00 S$ 1,930.00 S$ 1,930.00 S$ 1,930.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,351.00) (S$ 1,351.00) (S$ 1,351.00) (S$ 1,351.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 579.00 S$ 579.00 S$ 579.00 S$ 579.00 S$ 1,930.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 40.53 S$ 40.53 S$ 40.53 S$ 40.53 S$ 135.10
Course Fee including GST S$ 619.53 S$ 619.53 S$ 619.53 S$ 619.53 S$ 2,065.10
Less: WTS (S$ 482.50) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - (S$ 386.00) - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 137.03 S$ 233.53 S$ 619.53 S$ 619.53 # S$ 2,065.10

a: Workfare Training Scheme (WTS) - Aged ≥ 35 years and earning ≤ $2,000/month
b: SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (SFMCES) - All Singaporeans aged 40 years and above
c: SSG Grant - All Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents
d: Enhanced Training Support Susidy (ETSS) - SME with employment size ≤ 200 or annual sales turnover ≤ S$ 100 million

* GST Formula as follows:
Course fee after SSG grant x 7% GST = GST
# SME can claim additional 20% of full gross fee under ETSS where applicable