Dress Making

dress making

This course is suitable for a beginner or seasoned seamstress looking to improve garment construction. Students follow step-by-step instructions to create a simple garment.
This course will allow students to learn how to follow a basic commercial pattern. Through step by step workshops students will gain skills allowing them to make garments from patterns in the future.


A dressmaker is a person who makes clothing and is also called a Tailor.
Clothing is one of the basic needs of human being as people are becoming fashion conscious. The sewing of garment changes with the changes in garment industry. Hence keeping in view, the market demand and the change in fashion design, courses on dressmaking have been suitably designed in the structure of non-formal education. The beneficiaries are new literates and people with low education levels. Besides in Pakistani tradition girls/women are expected to know tailoring to fulfill the basic sewing requirement at home. Sewing of garments at home is a money saving activity for lower middle-income group. Besides tailoring can be a vocation for self-employment.


Description of the structure of the course

Duration of the course:

The proposed curriculum is composed of 07 modules that will be covered in 800 hrs. It is proposed that the course may be delivered in a six months’ period (six days a week). Training can also be scheduled on part time basis or in the evening classes. The distribution of contact hours is given below:
Total                       810 hrs (including assessment guidance)
Theory hrs              160 (20%)
Practical hrs            640 (80%) 

Main objectives of the training program:

Following are the main objectives of the training program
To acquire the skills and knowledge of Dress Making along with minor maintenance of machine.
Quality production of the garments
Produce skilled manpower for garment/cottage Industry in the field of dress making.
improve the level of skills of the workers in cottage industry and contribute towards economic growth.
Use of tools & equipment used in dress making trade.
Learn sewing terminologies.
taking correct body measurements
Prepare basic hand & machine stitches
Designing, drafting, pattern making and fabric estimation
Cutting, tailoring & finishing of garments.
Defects and alteration to fitting problems
Processes of quality control, packaging, labeling
Skill to develop presentable professional garments
Enhancing employability & entrepreneurial skills

Mode of Delivery

This curriculum will be offered at institutions.

Entry level of trainees

Entry for assessment / training for this qualification is open. However, entry into formal training courses based on this qualification may require skills and knowledge equivalent to primary preferably middle

Medium of instruction

Urdu or local language

Job Opportunities available immediately and in the future

After completing the course trainee can get employment in garment manufacturing unit or get self employed by opening a tailoring shop or work at home.

Wage employment:

Can get employment as cutter/tailor/checker in garment manufacturing industries/tailoring shops/tailoring units


Can open his/her own tailoring shop or can do tailoring work at his/her own house or can take up orders from factories.

Personal requirement:

While selecting the trainee for this program you may consider following characteristics
• Devoted                        • Friendly
• Honest                          • Interpersonal skills
• Attentive                       • Creative
• Punctual                       • Hard worker
• Organized                     • Collaborative
• Confident                      • Competent/Innovative