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Beginner Apparel - Everyday Top/Shift Dress*

$380.00 Regular price
Unit price


  • Participants should have completed our Foundation Apparel - Casual Pants. Drop us an email to find out more about the requirements of this class if you have not taken a class with us before.

Beginner Apparel - Everyday Top / Shift Dress (Draft & Sew)

Always wanted to make your own clothes? No longer be daunted by the prospect of making your own clothes from scratch with the help of our instructors, ever-ready to provide you with the guidance you need.

Participants will learn to draft and sew a simple top or shift dress customised to their size in this course.

Topics covered in the class include:

  • Introduction to fabrics used in apparel
  • Understanding seams, stitches and finishings that are commonly used on apparel
  • Making a toile from a customised bodice block and evaluating fit
  • Designing a simple top / shift dress and drafting it from a bodice block
  • Drafting a set-in sleeve or all-in-one facing
  • Attaching concealed zippers, facings, set-in sleeves
  • Constructing top / shift dress with set-in sleeves or a sleeveless top / shift dress with an all-in-one facing

At the end of the course, Participants will understand the process of making a garment and be able to sew a garment that is customised to their size. Participants can continue their sewing journey and make the Weekend Dress by manipulating darts into gathers.

Course Fee

  • $380 including equipment and tools; participants will be required to bring their own fabric
  • We will email you the details on fabric needed for the class

    Course Venue

    • Commonwealth studio: Tanglin Halt Industrial Estate, 115A Commonwealth Drive, #04-05, Singapore 149596

    Course Info

    • 3.5 hours x 4 sessions, held once a week over 4 weeks

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