Heritage Apparel (New)

On Campus 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. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    Registered Title: (Heritage Apparel )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2021003729

  • total hours


  • Mode of Learning

    On Campus


Course Duration

SSG Approved Training & Assessments Hours:41:00 Trainer Facilitated Hours (On Campus/Virtual):40:00 Self-Directed E-learning Hours:00:00 Assessment Hours:01:00
Certificate Issuance
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the Certificate of Completion by TaF.tc.
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Items Required For Class

Provided in class (Students are free to bring their own)

  • Your TaF.tc 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.

    - YKK Concealed Zipper (Black or white will be provided)
    - Sewing Thread (Black and white will be provided)


    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!

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

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

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