WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns Through Drafting and Sew Basic Tops and Skirt

­­This course provides solid foundation of pattern development and garment construction of basic skirt and sleeveless top. You will learn to take body measurements, understand the relation of styles and ease allowance, develop patterns and basic sewing techniques to construct the garment. This forms the fundamental for progression enabling you to master the basic techniques of laying fabric, cutting, sewing, edging and finishing.


  • How to take body measurements
  • Understand the relation of styles and ease allowance
  • Draft basic skirt and variations
  • Draft bodice and top variations
  • Understand markings and notches
  • Laying of fabric for cutting
  • Sew seams, darts, facings and seam edging
  • Learn how to attach zippers and hand sew fasteners
  • Sew skirt with waistline finishing, invisible zippers and darts
  • Sew sleeveless top with clean finishing

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

    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

  • Assistant Merchandisers to Merchandise Managers
  • Quality Assurance Auditors, Quality Control Inspectors and QA/QC Managers
  • Designers/Assistant Designers
  • Work Study Officers
  • Tailors
  • Seamstress
  • Sewing Operators
  • Fashion Sales Associates

Key Learning Areas

  • Human shapes and variations
  • Conversion of metric to imperial system
  • How to use pattern making tools
  • Patternmaking basics
  • Types of skirt patterns and variations
  • Types of top patterns and variations
  • Garment construction basics
  • How to use sewing tools
  • Types of sewing machines and equipment
  • Operation and threading of sewing machine
  • Application of interfacings 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