Heritage Apparel

Online Short Course Apparel Design and Product Development

Draft, cut, sew, and finish your very own flattering Cheongsam in this advanced sewing course! SkillsFuture claimable course!

The cheongsam, also known as qipao, is a one-piece Chinese ladies’ dress. It is tight fitting with side slits and high-fitted Mandarin collar. From the 1920s to the ’50s , it was an everyday wear – teachers and office ladies wore it to work. In the ’60s, as Western wear became more popular, Chinese women wore the cheongsam only on special occasions such as at parties or at wedding dinners. However in the ’70s and the ’80s, the cheongsam was slowly replaced by Western ready-to-wear garments. From the ’90s onwards, designers such as John Galliano, Vivienne Tam, Alan Chai, Lai Chan and Priscilla Shunmugam were inspired by the elegance and the flattering silhouette of the cheongsam, showcasing it in many styles on their runway shows. And it gained more fans when they saw Maggie Cheung’s beautiful wardrobe of cheongsams in the movie "In the Mood for Love". Today, the cheongsam is still worn by Chinese women at wedding banquets and on Chinese New Year. Younger women who wear the cheongsam see it as a modern fashion outfit rather than a traditional Chinese dress. In this class, you will learn how to adjust the pattern of a cheong sam, and adjust it to fit your silhouette.

The Details


    WSQ Name: (Heritage Apparel )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2020503009

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Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:40:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):40:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:00:00
Entry Requirement
  • Aged 16 years and above AND
  • Possess at least 3 GCE 'N' Level credits including English and Mathematics OR
  • ES WSQ Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Level 4 and above

International Students:

  • Possess a minimum credit in English at GCE ‘N’ Level or its equivalent OR
  • IELTS score 4.5 or TOEFL score 450


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

  1. WSQ Develop Pattern Draft and Sew Dress
Graduation Requirements

Student must fulfil the following requirements:

  • 75% attendance rate of total training hours per module
  • Be found competent during written and oral assessments
Student Pass Holders – a minimum of 90% attendance per month will be required.
Certificate Issuance
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by TaF.tc.
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