Fashion Sewing 204 – Contemporary Cheongsam (Series of 5)

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If you’ve done some sewing but want to learn professional techniques, you are ready for this class. If you’re not familiar with the sewing machine, click here for our Fashion Sewing 101 class.

5 session workshop total 15hrs

Once a week (same time each week)

All sewing tools & domestic sewing machines provided.

Fabric & zipper NOT included –  Non-stretch cotton fabrics recommended.

For the first session, please bring a 24″ concealed zipper, 3 metres of non-stretch cotton fabric, 2-3 Chinese frog buttons & 1.5m of bias tape.

As the cheongsam is relatively harder to sew, we would recommend that you ideally have some basic sewing experience making a few garments or accessories before taking up this class.

Womenswear: Cheongsam dress with Mandarin collar & concealed zipper closure at back

*2 options for the Cheongsam design (Fitted tulip skirt or flared skirt)

*Size Range ( Minimum to Maximum / Chest, Waist, Hip Respectively ):

C 83cm, W 65cm, H 94cm ~ C 99cm, W 82cm, H 108cm

**IMPT: If your measurements falls more than 3cm of this range, please call us at 8139 7787 or email us at at least 1 week before the class start date to create a customised draft. Additional charges may apply.


Perfect for festive wear or a casual date, our Contemporary Cheongsam comes with a twist. The dress is outfitted with options for a flared circle skirt or a lovely tulip skirt,* select the one that best reflects your style!

Put together your very own in this 5 session workshop chock full of tricks-of-the-trade.

Learn to use a domestic serger to overlock edges, pick up basic pattern reading + sewing techniques include how to assemble + finish a bias-bound Mandarin collar, install set-in sleeves and concealed zipper.

What You’ll Learn

  • Understanding of reading patterns & applying their uses.
  • Pattern laying & cutting
  • Handling & usage of domestic overlock machine
  • Assembly + construction of cheongsam dress
  • Attaching bias-bound collar & neckline.
  • Inserting set-in sleeves and closed seam finishes

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible. Please note that if you require more than the stipulated class time, there will be an additional $15/hr (GST incl.) charge for a make up session done on a separate day.

Minimum 2 pax to start the class.

Individual & group workshops are available to book on request, please enquire. We also offer workshops not listed & can tailor them to suit your needs.

This class is part of our 200 Fashion Sewing Series, designed for the beginning sewist who is ready to apply their new skills and techniques to making garments. It can also be a refresher class for basic techniques!

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  1. bessie oh

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    HI I am very keen in this course but do u have it on Fri evening or Sat? That will be very helpful for working mum like me, thanks a lot!

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