INT Sewing & Patternmaking: Top & Skirt (Series of 10)

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Students enrolling in this class should have taken our Sewing & Pattern making Basic: Womenswear or Sewing & Pattern making Basic: Dress class, otherwise, please contact us to discuss your level of experience.


We bring you this carefully crafted levelled-up version to enhance your skills from basic to become independently more advanced!

10 sessions for a total of 30 hours

Disclaimer: The date that you booked may be postponed if that date has fewer than 2 student signups.

Once a week (same time each week) except for express courses.

All sewing tools & domestic sewing machines provided. Please bring along your master body/skirt block, quarter-scale artcard and Basic notes on your first day. You will be briefed on the materials needed after the first class session. 

Learnt the dress or top & skirt Basic class previously? Now master how to create manipulations from your basic blocks. We will cover skirt manipulation techniques to design your own skirt; create skirts with beautiful pin-tucks, pleats or yokes and other design details, making them look boutique-bought and fully lined.

We combine various techniques of manipulating your top and sleeves to include a placket, yoke, cuff with various collars to turn it into a shirt or blouse! Brimming with methods to fulfil your design aspirations, approach sewing & patternmaking like never before!

We’ll make it as easy-to-understand as we can!

In addition to class hours, courses include ONE optional replacement class; additional studio time is charged at $30/hr .

What You’ll Learn:

  • Patternmaking techniques to add design details to skirt: pleats, yokes, lining, design lines, etc
  • How to turn your top into a blouse or shirt complete with cuffs, sleeves, plackets and collars
  • Manipulate your sleeves to create volume for puff or flare, or overlap to turn it into a tulip, or just simply add a cuff to finish off
  • Grasp patternmaking approaches to use them on your own in the future to create more advanced designs
  • How to sew up your designed top and skirt

Classes start on time, please arrive 5 mins early if possible.

SKILLSFUTURE CLAIM: Click here after booking your course with us to make your claim and email us at to send us your Claim ID. You may also follow the directions on how to claim for Skillsfuture here.

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


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