WSQ Develop Pattern Draft and Sew Jacket

­­Finding a jacket that fits and flatters is an uphill task so learn the art of soft tailoring for notched collar/construct and engineer notched jacket and its variations including the cardigan jacket for women’s wear. Jackets are a common feature in many ready-to-wear fashion brands, and this course is highly recommended for people who are involved in fashion designing, garment production, pattern making, product development and sewing. You will be introduced to drafting the jacket with given size specifications as well as to the process of making and sewing the jacket using the proper soft tailoring techniques and approaches adopted by the ready-to-wear garment industry. The course is conducted through explanatory drafting, demonstrations and hands-on sewing operations.



  • Develop patterns for notched collar jacket with given industry’s specification or measurement
  • Develop patterns for a variety of jacket styles including a cardigan jacket
  • Prepare fabric, lining and interfacings for layout and cutting of the jacket
  • Apply fusible interfacings and reinforcements for the jacket component before sewing
  • Sew and seam units in progressive assembly
  • Evaluate the jacket against the given specifications or measurements and make adjustment to the desire fit
  • Press the sewn jacket into shape

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

Preferred to have minimum N level Numeracy and/or able to clear the pretest

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

a. WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns through Drafting and Sew Basic Tops and Skirt
b. WSQ Develop Apparel Patterns Through Drafting and Sew Basic Bottoms and Tops with Variation of Collars

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

  • Designer/Assistant Designer
  • Sewing Technician
  • Garment Prototype Maker
  • Product Developer
  • Pattern Drafter
  • Fit Technician
  • Garment Alteration Technician

Key Learning Areas

  • Conversion from centimetres into inches and vice versa
  • Points of body measurements
  • Types of stitches and seams
  • Types of jackets pattern development
  • Types of interfacings, facings and hemming finishes
  • Pressing techniques

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