Qipao Making Workshop (Dress) Qipao Making Workshop (Dress)

The Qipao Dress sewing workshop is an interactive drafting and sewing programme in which learners will understand pattern making and cutting techniques as well as sewing skills. At the end of the programme, students will have sewn their own Qipao Dress from beginning to end. This course is ideal for those who are beginners or wish to brush up on their sewing or pattern making skills.

Course Outline

Trainer Profile

Mr Melvin Wang is a graduate of Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Melvin has skills as a patternmaker and technical designer for multiple brands over the last decade. From high fashion brands to mass market. 

He has worked in major global retailers such as Triumph International to bespoke Shanghai Tang imperial tailors in Hong Kong.

Melvin Wang experiences allows him to combine his technical know-how and an artful eye to create functional and beautiful clothes.

Session 1 to 5

During the entire session, learner will have first-hand experience on how to take personal measurement to the drafting of the Qi Pao Dress according to specific measurements.
After drafting and cutting on your desired materials, learners will begin the process of putting together the cut pieces together and finish the garment with the proper sewing finishing techniques using the specific tools. 

Starter Tool Kit

Participants may either get their own too kit or purchase from our trainer.

  1. Transparent Grading ruler
  2. Water soluble marker
  3. Assorted needles
  4. Pearl head pins
  5. Red, blue pencils
  6. Measuremen t tape
  7. Thread clipper
  8. Seam ripper
  9. L-shape ruler
  10. Awl
  11. Curve ruler
  12. Fabric Scissors
  13. Paper Scissors
  14. Fabric Notcher
Course Duration
Course Duration40 hours (5 sessions)
8 hours per session
Course Dates Monday to Friday
13 to 17 May 2024
Time10am to 6pm
VenueNUSS Mandalay Guild House
2 Mandalay Road
Singapore 308206
Registration Closing Date 18 April 2024
Course Fees per pax (Including GST) NUSS Member: $872.00
Public: $959.20
Fees payable by Singaporean and PR aged 50 and above (Including GST) NUSS Member: $232.00
Public: $255.20
Lunch and Tea Time Snack Chargeable at $15 per session
$75 for 5 sessions
Remarks *Course dates are subject to change
*Participants are required to get their own tool kit and tracing paper or purchase from our supplier at $50 and $8 respectively
*A minimum of 12 participants is required for the workshop to commence
*This course is eligible for SkillsFuture credits claim (for course fees only)
*Please note that there is no refund and no replacement for lesson(s) missed