☁ Dressmaking Class at the Community Centre { Course Review }

It never crossed my mind, that I would took a sewing/dressmaking class.
My first sewing machine, image is from here

My background is in architecture, and when I quit my job, I was thinking to do a work that can be done from home. I love design, I once entered a shoe design competition in Jakarta and got in as a semifinalist. But for shoes, it is a complex industry, and not easy looking for the resources. I was thinking to start a small clothing business, and to do that I need to know the basic, I wanted to know how to make a dress, how much fabric I needed, how much time, etc. That's why out of the curiosity, I signed up for a sewing class.

I searched for courses in Singapore, and sewing course is quite expensive. Thankfully, I came across a Dressmaking Class at one of Singapore's Community Centre. It is only 75 S$ per term (8 classes). I took kick boxing and guitar class at the CC previously, and was so far not disappointed :)

I enrolled for 4 times dressmaking classes (about 8 months time), and stopped when my pregnancy was in the 6th months. I learned basic drafting, cutting and sewing. I also had so much fun with the friendly ladies there. My teacher Josephine is a very nice lady, very patient and gave good explanations.


Me and my teacher
The ladies 
The result was ... I've done some pregnancy dresses, matching shirts for my hubby, also swaddles for my baby! This was better than my expectation ^^.  


Diy pregnancy batik dress & matching pair shirt 
Diy dress (up to 4 mths pregnancy) & pregnancy ikat jacket
Baby swaddles
Diy pregnancy batik dress & matching pair shirt
Diy pregnancy-nursing Kimono
Diy diaper change mat, click here for more

If you are in Singapore and you are interested in dressmaking course, you can enroll at CC near your place. For more information you can visit their website and do online sign-up here.

My mommy-in-law said, skills that surely useful for a mother are cooking & sewing.

^^



Comments

mama jaden said…
auwwwww 8 thumbs (pinjem jempol jaden) for u, mommy tabitha.. love ur dress (yg up to 4 mos) so muchhh..
beL said…
Keyeenn keyeeen clar...apalagi yg kimono...mo pesen satu, takut ga kuat bayar ;p
hungry mama said…
@mama jaden : thankies ... but now I haven't fit the dress yet... masih seperti 5 months pregnant ha ha
hungry mama said…
@beL : terimakasih :) hmm bayar dengan kasih sayang bolehh ha ha.. But for now I still haven't have the time & energy to sew yet.. soon I hope :p
eveline said…
Hi Clara baru tau klo punya blog, wah di CC tuh banyak kegiatan ya, baru tau juga nih...tau gtu kemarin2 pas nganggur ikutan, sekarang uda punya anak mah susah hehe
Anonymous said…
claarrr.. keren banget.. :) km nih emang kreatif banget.. jadi terinspirasi nih.. :)*ruth
hungry mama said…
@Ine : Iya nih abis melahirkan baru terinspirasi bikin blog... Iyaa betul ada baby susah, tunggu gede dikit, atau kita gantian, kamu kursus aku jagain billy, aku kursus kamu jagain tabitha hi hi :))
hungry mama said…
@ruth: terimakasiih *3* ayo dicoba :)
capcipcup said…
Claraaaa....ini salah satu hal yg gw pengenin ditengah keboringan jd IRT *curcol malah* Tp krn jarak nan jauh skrg dan msh susah cari waktu,sapa yg jaga Aga klo gw les. Smday gw bakal ikut kelas jait deh. Ntar hasil deign lo gw jualin disini wkwkwkwk :-)
sivie said…
claraaaa....gw pengen bangeeeet ikut les jait sejak gw boring di rumah nih. Tp ihikss sapa yg jaga Aga krg klo gw les :-( Doakan tahun depan skolah Aga udah bisa sendiri,jdi gw bisa les jg deh. Gw mah pengennya bikin sepre wkwkwkw :-D
hungry mama said…
@silvi ... iya tunggu Aga bs ditinggal, gw jg bakal les sesuatu lg, Mandarin kayanya, tp sebelumnya zumba ato salsa dulu wkwkwk... Sipp, jahit gampang kok, palagi skrg gampang bgt cari pola di internet... Walo ga semantep penjelasan dari guru tercintah siih :)
wennie said…
hi, i am a Singapore PR. any idea whether Singapore PR can sign up for CC membership? plus, which CC did u go to? Your dresses look great!
hungry mama said…
Hi wennie thanks for dropping by,
Yes it is available for Sg PR, you can sign up online at pa.gov.sg (find the courses>>online booking)

I went to Aljunied CC, but you can find which CC is close to your house.

Wow thanks for the compliment too, cheers!
Dear LADIES,

I WOULD LOVE TO LEARN SWEING BUT SO FAR COULD NOT FIND ANY CHEAPER COURSES.

PLEASE HELP ME TO FIND ONE,PREFERABLY IN NORTHERN OR WESTERN AREA OF SINGAPORE.

KINDLY SMS ME YOUR NO SO THAT I CAN CALL YOU FOR MORE INFORMATIONS.

SINCERE THANKS,

ANU KEVINS KOLAMBEL
HP: +65 9003 8505
hungry mama said…
Hi Anu Kevins Kolambel, thanks for dropping by
Sorry for the late response

You can go to nearby Community Centre to ask more info about available courses that suits your schedule
or you can try to call them first at one PA 63456163

Cheers,hungrymama