Basic Draping

Online Short Course Apparel Design and Product Development

This specialised course allows you to understand how apparel design and paper patterns can be drafted through draping techniques!

This course reverses the process of conventional pattern making by manipulating fabrics on the form before drawing the pattern. This specialized course allows individuals to understand how apparel design and paper patterns can be drafted through draping techniques. Conducted in an active, hands-on approach, student will learn the techniques necessary for design development and developing 3D patterns. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Basic Draping )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2022014428

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:44:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):40:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:04:00
  • Prepare fabric and body form for draping in accordance with draping procedures
  • Develop basic silhouettes of skirts, blouses, bodices and collars on body form through draping techniques and principles such as grain, ease, balance and line
  • Analyse style, balance and proportion using draping techniques and principles
  • Create markings on fabrics of the apparel pattern on a body form for the selected styles
  • Transfer the apparel pattern onto paper for the selected styles
  • Adjust markings to create precise paper pattern
Key Learning Areas
  • Garment Silhouettes
  • Draping Techniques
  • Point of Measurements
  • Methods of Measurements
  • Grain, Ease, Balance and Line
  • Principles of Fit and Proportion
  • Use of Draping Tools
  • Fabric Properties and Types
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Items Required For Class

Do take note of the following things you are required to have for both class and their assessments. Please check if all these stated below are in working condition before coming. 

  1. Laptop 
  2. Webcam 
  3. Working mic on laptop or actual mic 
  4. Smart phone with access to their respective app stores
  5. Access to data or wifi connections


Yes! You can use any SkillsFuture Credits you have to pay for course fees.

We do not offer any make-up or replacement classes.

We highly discourage you from missing any classes since the entire program is designed to be hands-on intensive. There is also a minimum attendance requirement of 75% of training hours for Singaporean and PRs, and 90% of training hours for international students. If you do not meet the 75% attendance requirement, you will not be eligible to enjoy subsidies nor to sit for the assessment. Make sure you block off your time during your training with us or find an intake option that will ensure you do not miss any classes. You will only wish that you had more time in the class!

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