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Dressmaker

Job Description

Dressmaker

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Dressmakers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments. Milliners make, alter and repair hats. This also includes alterationists who fit, alter and repair garments. They are employed by clothing retailers, clothing alteration shops, dry cleaners and garment manufacturing companies.

Main duties

  • Make women's garments
  • Select and modify commercial patterns to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications
  • Fit, mark, cut and sew fabric
  • May alter and repair garments as required.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school may be required.
  • Tailors and dressmakers require demonstrated ability to sew, style and fit men's or women's garments and may require completion of college or other courses in tailoring or dressmaking.
  • Furriers require several years of experience in selecting pelts and making, fitting, styling and altering fur garments and accessories.
  • Milliners require demonstrated ability to sew, style and fit hats and caps.
  • Alterationists require demonstrated ability to sew, alter and repair garments.
  • Experience with robotics may be required.

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