Dressmaking (Casual) NC II is a short TESDA course in the Philippines that will train you in drafting, cutting, and sewing fabric and turning them into casual apparel like blouses, dresses, skirts, pants, and shorts.
Some examples of skills that you will acquire from enrolling in this course include:
- Carrying out measurements and calculation
- Setting up and operating sewing machine/s
- Performing basic maintenance
- Drafting and cutting pattern of casual apparel
- Preparing and cutting materials of casual apparel
- Sewing casual apparel
- Applying finishing touches on casual apparel
Dressmaking (Casual) NC II takes a minimum of 240 hours to complete.
That is roughly 3 months for an 8am-12nn, Monday to Friday class schedule.
Basic requirements for this TESDA course include:
- Copy of NSO Birth Certificate
- Highschool or College Diploma
- Certified True Copy of Transcript of Records or Form 137
- Certificate of Good Moral Character
- 1×1 and/or 2×2 Pictures
Different schools and training centers have their own set of requirements to enroll in any of their programs. It is best to contact them for their complete list of Admission Requirements.
Qualified graduates of Dressmaking (Casual) NC II can find employment either as a dressmaker, seamstress / seamster / tailor or a garment sewer at apparel companies, garment manufacturers, fashion design shops or studios and some boutiques.
Graduates can also start their own company or work from home – offering services from (1) repairing and altering clothes to (2) teaching basic sewing skills to (3) sewing office and school uniforms, pillows, curtains, pet clothes or doll clothes, costumes for cosplay, or tote bags, among others.
Tailoring, Sewing and Pattern-making skills, which you will learn under this program, are also helpful for people interested in pursuing a career in Fashion Design.
With several free online sewing patterns and diy (do-it-yourself) tutorials in fashion and decoration, this course has also attracted women who are only interested in sewing for personal or home use.
Competency Assessment and Certification
Students enrolled in the Dressmaking (Casual) NC II course may be required to undergo a Competency Assessment at any TESDA-Accredited Competency Assessment Center for Dressmaking NC II before graduation. A National Certificate (NC II) will be issued to students who passed this assessment.
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