Advanced Pattern Manipulation and Development of Dress

Online Short Course Apparel Design and Product Development

Improve your fashion design skills with our comprehensive course on advanced pattern manipulation, dress development, body measurement principles, and block manipulation methods. Learn how to create unique, well-fitted garments tailored to various styles and fabric choices.

The Advanced Pattern Manipulation and Dress Development course is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of advanced pattern manipulation techniques and the development of intricate dress designs. Through a combination of theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience, students will learn how to create complex patterns, manipulate blocks, and draft multi-layered designs while considering body measurements, pattern development styles, and ease allowance. This course is ideal for individuals aspiring to become skilled dressmakers, fashion designers, or professionals in the apparel industry. Upon completion of the course, participants will be equipped with advanced pattern manipulation skills and the ability to develop customized dress patterns tailored to various styles, body measurements, and fabric choices. Graduates will gain confidence in creating unique and well-fitting garments, making them valuable assets in the fashion industry. This unit is delivered through demonstrations and hands-on pattern drafting techniques.

The Details


    Registered Title: (Advanced Pattern Manipulation and Development of Dress )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2023038910

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:18:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):17:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00
  • Develop patterns for a dress base on given specifications or measurements from human body.
  • Pattern manipulation for various part of dress.
  •  Applications of top layer and under layer for various components of the dress.
  • Pattern checking of the dress against various components of the dress.
  • Label and mark individual pattern pieces with symbols and notches based on industrial practices.
  • Alignment of notches and seam allowances to match various components of the dress.
Key Learning Areas
  • Conversion from imperial measurements to metric measurements and vice versa.
  • Human shapes and variations.
  • Dress variations.
  • Pockets variations.
  • Basic pattern block for dress.
Certificate Issuance

Upon successfully completing the course, a student will be awarded the Certificate of Completion Advance Pattern Manipulation of Dress by

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Items Required For Class

You will need a laptop OR computer OR tablet*, whichever you prefer, for viewing your E-books, and complete class assignments and assessments.

  • Sewing Tool Kit - Drafting and sewing tools will be provided in class. *Do take note that the learning tools are for class usage. Kindly return them after class ends. Should you feel that you would like to own this set of tools, you can purchase the kit at SMH Crafts.
  • For your own Sewing Tool Kit - If you have not purchased it before, please refer here for the full list.


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