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Dressmaking (Casual) NC II in the Philippines

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

 Course Duration

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.

Admission Requirements

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.

What graduates have to say

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You will find our answers on common questions about schools, tuition fee, enrollment, assessment and more in this Tesda Courses FAQs.

If you have a question that was not covered there, please leave it on the comment section below and we’ll try to answer you as soon as we can.

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  1. Hi!

    Gusto ko po sanang pag aralin ang isa sa mga tauhan namin ng dressmaking(specifically pattern making). Kaya lang po 3rd yr high school lang ang natapos nya. Ano po ang maari naming gawin para sya ay makapag aral ng dressmaking?

    Maraming salamat po.

  2. Meron po ba school dito sa Cagayan de Oro City that offers Dressmaking course?

    • Gud day po, ask ko lng po gusto ko matutu mg cut and sa pattern making kc marunong na po ako manahi. Thankz po.

  3. Hello po gusto ko po sana ma tuto at makapag aral nyan piru paanu po ako maka pag enroll hindi po ako nakapag tapus ng high school thanks po reply.

  4. Hi po tanung ko lang po kung saan banda rito sa Laguna calamba or nearest sa calamba ang tesda?

  5. I am really interedted to enroll on sewing . Where can I enroll nearest my place. I leave within Marcos Highway Antipolo. Salamat po.

  6. Hello po, is there po schedule ng dressmaking (Casual) NC II every week end?, I have work po kasi Monday to Friday. Hoping po for your Reply sa email ko. Thanks much

  7. Hello

    I’m really interested in studying this course. I just have a few question in regards to the certificate. How do I attain a certificate of Good moral character? So does this course run from 8am – 12pm? which means its only a 4 hour class a day? How many days per week is that? and when do these classes normally start during the year? Do we get to do work experience for a company during the course? I would also like to know how much the course cost.

    Thank you very much


  8. Hello po do you have weekend classes on dressmaking course?

  9. Do you have weekend classes for dressmaking? I have work on weekdays, but would love to attend the dressmaking classes at PTC Cainta. Hope to hear from you soon.

  10. Hi, tanung ko lng poh kung meron kayung tesda sa davao oriental or davao city na may dressmaking or tailoring, at kung magkano lahat ang babayaran. Thanks.Pls let me know asap…..

  11. may i ask what branch of TESDA do offer this kind of course?

  12. how much is the tuition fee? please reply thanks

  13. Aside from Samson tech in quiapo, is there a training center for dressmaking near in north caloocan area? Particularly in Vicas near Almar Zabarte, Caloocan

  14. Is sewing course offered here in Tesda Iloilo?

    Thank you

  15. Hello,

    I am a Recruitment from SOEN Lingerie in QC and we are interested to partner with you so we can directly hire the people that you train for sewing.

    However, we have specific sewing machines that we require knowledge about so I would like to know more about the sewing machines that you use in training.

    Please let me know how I can reach you.


  16. hi

    meron po ba kayong course na related sa knitting clothes dito sa Cebu?

  17. hello po meron po ba tesda d2 sa cabuyao laguna gus2 k po sna mag enroll salamat po sna po makpg reply po kau kng san po meron sa laguna

  18. hi po..
    good morning. ..gusto ko po mag aral sa tesda kya lng po nagwowork po ako…myron po ba dto malapit na school po ninyo sa mabalacat pampanga po?

    thank you

  19. hi po..may ganitong course offer po ba ang tesda dito sa mindanao CDO??gusto ko sana mag enroll..

  20. Saan po pwedeng magtake ng Dressmaking NCII Certificate o Assessment in Dressmaking?. I am already graduated way back 1995 but my school is not a tesda accredited.Im an undergraduate in BS Education..and willing to teach derssmaking but the required is nc11 graduate..I have small dresshop already and a free lancer too..where can I take training near in pasay or makati.. thank you and God bless po… respectfully your,Nora D.Abitria

  21. mgstart po sana aq ng dress repair shop biznes. dmi po kc mkina cnanay mkina n d nggmit. sn po b pinkmlpit trainingschool s tiaong quezon? . pls reply. tnx po

  22. pls contact me asap.. im interested to take a dressmaking course short courses dis is my no.. 09157446240

    thank u

    • hi i am interested to learn dressmaking…is there weekend schedule?

      • Hi bka meron po interesado n sewer hiring po kmi s sketchit.. Please contact me asap po.. 4111352..



        • hello po interesado po ako sa inooffer nyo meron narin po akong experience sa pagtatahi dahil simula 2nd year high school po hanggang 4th year high school po ay nasa garments class po ako mayroon narin po akong mga sinalihan na contest sa pagtatahi ng mga dress at NCII passer po ako. aasahan ko po ang reply nyo at nasisigurado po akong hinding hindi kayo magsisisi sa pagpili sa akin maraming salamat po at god bless…

  23. may sewing course po ba ng dec 2014 kalookan po kami gusto magaral ng kasama ko sa bahay ng dressmaking

  24. ano po ang mga offered courses nyo this coming April and May?

  25. Hello po.. gusto ko lang po malaman qung kelan mo matatapos ung updating ng module for dressmaking NC II?? Can’ t enroll my self papo kc sa loraine technical institute here in angeles city pampanga.. sabi po kase i need to wait until matapos ma update ng tesda ung module?? Nsa tesda daw po kase ung decission regarding po sa trying to call din po sa office ng tesda pampanga.. ung contact no. Na nakalagay is not working.. pedi puba mahingi ung updated contact no. Nila?? ASAP..

  26. Good Day po…tanong ko lang po kung hanggang ngayon inooffer pa rin po ng tesda ang dressmaking course kasi po sobrang interested po ako matuto at magkaroon ng skills and idea about this course po…hope to get your reply soon po…salamat po!…:)

  27. asko ko lng po kung san po ko pwede mga-enrol,taga cavite city po ko.may branch po ba kyo sa cavite?

  28. May I ask for schedule from October – December 2013 in Makati and Pasig accredited schools? Required fees and other requirements than stated above?

    • Hi, Jing!

      Thanks for visiting our site.

      You can find the list of accredited schools/training centers that offer this course on the page below. Requirements, schedules, and fees may vary per school / training center, so it’s best if you’ll call them up so they can give you a detailed and more accurate info. You can find their contact numbers and addresses by clicking the “view courses authorized” option.

  29. I am already retired but would like to learn dressmaking.
    Could I qualify? Thanks

  30. Hi! i’m interested to take-up dressmaking course in Tesda. Please help me find Tesda accredited school or institution near in Sta. Maria Bulacan… thanks

  31. hello po,ask ko lang kung meron ba kayo branch tesda dressmaking casual 240 hrs.complete same description that list above.dito sa mindanao pls let me know thanks!

  32. saan po ba my school dito sa manila for dressmaking?

  33. Hello po, ask ko lang po if may dressmaking/patternmaking course po ba dito sa san jose del monte bulacan?if meron saan po?and meron din po ba sa quezon city?saang mga schools po?thanks

  34. ano po ba ang mga requirements nyo sa dressmaking (casual) NC II?

    • Hi, Abby!

      Thanks for visiting the site.

      We’re sorry but all we know are the usual requirements required by most schools/training centers. You can find those on the post above. For the specific requirements, it’s best if you’ll contact the school/training center you are thinking of enrolling at so they can give you a more accurate and detailed response.


  35. great day po! may dressmaking at patternmaking po ba sa cavite? near imus po sana. tnx po.

  36. hellloo can i ask saan po ang dressmaking school dito sa talisay city cebu?? plss… thnk u

  37. Good day po! Where is the nearest school TESDA accredited for dressmaking here in angeles city? Thank you.

  38. san po pwdeng kumuha ng exam for ncII dressmaking?d2 sa q.c.

  39. ..hi po! How much po ba ang dressmaking/ driving course nyo.. At ilang Araw po? ,thank po.. Pls PM me at my email add. God Bless and more power.

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