Pattern Drafting & Sewing - Dress (New)

On Campus Short Course Apparel Design and Product Development Industrial Engineering, Quality & Production

In this dressmaking course, learn how to draft, cut, sew, and finish your very own handmade dress! SkillsFuture claimable course!

One of the most exciting aspects of dressmaking is to be able to adapt a basic pattern and develop various types of dresses with elaborate designs. This advanced tailoring course not only provides you with the knowledge and fundamental principles in dart manipulation method that will enable you to develop different types of dress patterns but also expand your pattern making skills and sewing techniques. Through this module, you will acquire the necessary skills in taking body measurements and fitting adjustments for dresses. The construction processes are explained and demonstrated. This includes the sewing technique on corners, curves, lining and garment finishing, which can be satisfying when it is properly sewn. Simply one of the most important tailoring courses you have to take. Funding Period: 1st March 2021 to end Feb 2024

The Details


    WSQ Name: (WSQ Develop Pattern Draft and Sew Dress )

    TPGateway Code:TGS-2020513089

  • total hours


  • Mode of Learning

    On Campus


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
  • Draft a basic dress block with given specifications or measurements
  • Apply dart manipulation or slash and spread method to develop various types of dress patterns
  • Label and mark individual pattern pieces with symbol and notches
  • Sew a dress toile for fit
  • Evaluate the dress toile for fitting body measurements
  • Sew a final dress based on given specifications or measurements
Key Learning Areas
  • Conversion from metrics to imperial and vice versa
  • Basic pattern block development
  • Body shapes and variations
  • Various types of dress patterns
  • Various types of seams, facings and hem finishing
  • Type of neck pattern variation
  • Point of measurement
Certificate Issuance
Upon successful completion of the course, student will be awarded the
Statement of Attainment (SOA) for WSQ Develop Pattern Draft and Sew
Dress. WSQ Certification is nationally endorsed and recognised by
industry partners.
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Items Required For Class

Before your class begins, we'd like you to make sure that you have the following items so that the class can proceed smoothly.

The following items are compulsory for students to bring:

  • Your Sewing Tool Kit - If you have not purchased it before, please refer here for the full list.
  • Fabrics required:
    • Cotton Poplin fabric for the Main Dress (either 2.5m length by 48-inch width; OR 2m length by 60-inch width)
    • Calico fabric for the Toile (1.5m length by 60-inch width)
    • Lining (1.5m length by 60-inch width)
      • Synthetic Fiber-based Fabrics such as Acetate, Polyester and Viscose
    • Please try to keep to these recommended materials and remember not to buy something too heavy or thick - otherwise you will have problems during the sewing process! Definitely no denim material and no stretchable materials!
    • Above measurements are for standard size, please purchase 50cm more for plus size.
  • x2 23cm invisible / conceal zipper
  • Basic Stationery (Pencils (2B), Eraser)
  • Bring Phone/Laptop/Tablet for Ebook Reference


You will have to purchase x2 invisible/ conceal zipper.

Cotton poplin for the main dress, calico for the toile and synthetic fiber-based fabrics like acetate, polyester and viscose for the lining. We also recommend to use these materials and not to buy something too heavy or thick. Otherwise, you will have problems during the sewing process. No denim or stretchable materials.

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

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!

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

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