WSQ Develop Pattern Draft and Sew Dress

One of the most exciting aspects of dressmaking is to be able to adapt a basic pattern and develop various types of dresses with elaborate designs. This advanced tailoring course not only provides you with the knowledge and fundamental principles in dart manipulation method that will enable you to develop different types of dress patterns but also expand your pattern making skills and sewing techniques. Through this module, you will acquire the necessary skills in taking body measurements and fitting adjustments for dresses. The construction processes are explained and demonstrated. This includes the sewing technique on corners, curves, lining and garment finishing, which can be satisfying when it is properly sewn.

Simply one of the most important tailoring course you have to take.



  • Draft a basic dress block with given specifications or measurements
  • Apply dart manipulation or slash and spread method to develop various types of dress patterns
  • Label and mark individual pattern pieces with symbol and notches
  • Sew a dress toile for fit
  • Evaluate the dress toile for fitting body measurements
  • Sew a final dress based on given specifications or measurements

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

Students need prior knowledge or experience of the following competency:

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

Key Learning Areas

  • Conversion from metrics to imperial and vice versa
  • Basic pattern block development
  • Body shapes and variations
  • Various types of dress patterns
  • Various types of seams, facings and hem finishing
  • Type of neck pattern variation
  • Point of measurement

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$ 1,820.00 S$ 1,820.00 S$ 1,820.00 S$ 1,820.00 S$ 1,820.00
Less: SSG Grant (S$ 1,638.00) (S$ 1,638.00) (S$ 1,638.00) (S$ 1,638.00) -
Course Fee after SSG Grant S$ 182.00 S$ 182.00 S$ 182.00 S$ 182.00 S$ 1,820.00
Add: Application Fee - - - - -
Add: 7% GST* S$ 12.74 S$ 12.74 S$ 12.74 S$ 12.74 S$ 127.40
Course Fee including GST S$ 194.74 S$ 194.74 S$ 194.74 S$ 194.74 S$ 1,947.40
Less: WTS (S$ 91.00) - - - -
Less: SFMCES - - - - -
Total Nett Course Fee Payable S$ 103.74 S$ 194.74 S$ 194.74 S$ 194.74 # S$ 1,947.40

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