Here’s for those of you who are constantly on a quest to find clothes that fit like gloves. You also have dreams of making your own clothes from scratch but the drafting instructions on YouTube channels just aren’t helping. You need a teacher to guide and show you how to construct your own apparel! Join us and learn how to draft a pattern block in your own size and how to manipulate existing patterns to suit different styles (flared/straight cut sleeves and length of dress). Nursing option for front zip is also available. 


Basic knowledge in sewing and drafting is required. If you are a beginner, you can sign up for our courses under Beginner or EPMT-Beginner series first. 


All sewing tools & materials will be provided. If you still want to bring your own materials, you can check the list under 'Materials To Bring'. 


Duration: 3 hours x 5 lessons = 15 hours


What you’ll be learning:

  • Understanding drafting terms (masterplan, paper patterns, grain line, seam allowances)
  • In-depth measurement taking techniques
  • Understanding seam allowance, cutting and pinning of fabric 
  • Basic torso pattern block (in your own size)
  • Sewing darts and bias tape finishing for neckline
  • Single-fold hemming technique


For more information on Class Policies, please click here.

EPMTI-5 A-line Dress

    • 5 yards (45" width) OR 4 yards (60" width) of cotton fabric 
    • 20" concealed zip (coordinating colour with fabric)



    - Please bring a woven cotton, non-stretchy medium weight material as it is much easier to sew than stretchy (eg: jersey and lycra knits) and lightweight (eg: chiffon and soft silk) fabric. 

    - Do not buy expensive fabric. Go for fabrics which are $4-$6 per yard. Suggested budget: $25 for all items in the list.

Alfya Atelier Sewing Academy

Alfya Tailoring & Alteration

Opening Hours: 

Tuesday to Saturday | 10am-6pm

28 Senang Crescent #06-08

Singapore 416601


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