Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.

Key Competencies * Attention to Detail * Dependability * Cooperation * Integrity * Stress Tolerance * Concern for Others * Self Control * Persistence * Independence * Achievement/Effort

Representative Tasks * Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines. * Measure parts such as sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines. * Fit and study garments on customers to determine required alterations.


Retail Trade, Other Services (Except Public Administration),

Job Family Production

Sample Job Titles Alteration Hand, Alteration Manager, Alteration Tailor Apprentice, Alterations Expert, Alterations Sewer, Alterations Specialist, Alterations Supervisor, Alterations Tailor, Appliquer, Bridal Gown Fitter, Cloth Cutter, Clothing Busheler, Clothing Cutter, Coat Baster, Coat Cutter, Coat Maker, Coat Tailor, Collar Cutter, Collar Setter, Collar Tailor, Collar Turner, Corset Fitter, Couture Alterations Dressmaker, Couture Dressmaker, Couturiere, Crocheter, Custom Dressmaker, Custom Seamstress, Custom Tailor, Custom Tailor Apprentice, Designer, Drapery Maker, Drapery Seamstress, Dress Cutter, Dress Fitter, Dressmaker, Dressmaker Garment Fitter, Embroiderer, Embroidery Machine Operator, Embroidery Worker, Fancy Needleworker, Fitter, Fur Finisher Seamstress, Fur Tailor, Furrier, Garment Cutter, Garment Fitter, Hand Alterations Seamstress, Hand Alterations Tailor, Hand Loom Weaver, Hat Trimmer, Lacemaker, Laceworker, Merchant Tailor, Pants Cutter, Pants Maker, Prototype Technician, Purse Maker, Quilt Maker, Quilter, Sample Stitcher, Seamstress, Seamstress Fitter, Sewing Machine Operator, Shop and Alteration Tailor, Shop Tailor Apprentice, Slip Cover Maker, Slip Cover Seamstress, Slip Cover Sewer, Suit Maker, Surgical Garment Fitter, Tailor, Tailor Apprentice, Tailor Fitter, Tailor Garment Fitter, Top Collar Baster, Top Collar Maker, Try On Baster, Under Baster, Undercollar Maker, Underliner, Underwear Cutter, Vest Maker, Waist Cutter, Wardrobe Specialty Worker.