WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns Through Drafting and Sew Basic Bottoms and Tops with Variation of Collars

A step up from basics, this intermediate course provides knowledge of pattern development and garment construction of basic pants and tops with collars. You will learn to take body measurements, understand the relation of styles and ease allowance and develop patterns to sew the garment. You will master the techniques of laying fabric, cutting, sewing, edging and finishing.


  • How to take body measurements
  • Understand the relation of styles and ease allowance
  • Draft a variety of tops with various types of collars and sleeves
  • Draft a variety of pants and pockets
  • Apply markings with symbols and notches
  • Lay fabrics for cutting
  • Sew fly opening
  • Sew pants with waistline finishing and side pockets
  • Sew long sleeve tops with collar and cuffs

Entry Requirement

Singapore/PR Students:

  • GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • WSQ ES WPLN Level 4 and above

International Students:

  • High School Diploma equivalent to GCE ‘N’ Level with 3 credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • Qualifications from professional institutes may be considered on a case-by-case basis AND/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

Preferred to have minimum N level Numeracy and/or able to clear the pre-test

Competent or possess equivalent skills and knowledge for the following competency:

a. WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns through Drafting and Sew Basic Tops and Skirt

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

  • Assistant Merchandisers to Merchandise Managers
  • QA Auditors, QC Inspectors and QA/QC Managers
  • Designers/Assistant Designers
  • Work Study Officers
  • Tailors
  • Seamstress
  • Sewing Operators

Key Learning Areas

  • Human shapes and variations
  • Conversion of metric to imperial system
  • How to use pattern making tools
  • Pattern making basics
  • Types of pant and short patterns
  • Type of collars patterns
  • Types of sleeve patterns
  • Garment construction basics
  • Application of interfacings, fly, facings and hemming finishes

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$ 1,400.00 S$ 1,400.00 S$ 1,400.00 S$ 1,400.00 S$ 1,400.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,260.00) (S$ 1,260.00) (S$ 1,260.00) (S$ 1,260.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 140.00 S$ 140.00 S$ 140.00 S$ 140.00 S$ 1,400.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 9.80 S$ 9.80 S$ 9.80 S$ 9.80 S$ 98.00
Course Fee including GST S$ 149.80 S$ 149.80 S$ 149.80 S$ 149.80 S$ 1,498.00
Less: WTS (S$ 70.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 79.80 S$ 149.80 S$ 149.80 S$ 149.80 # S$ 1,498.00

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