Tailors, Dressmakers, & Custom Sewers

Also called: Alterations Sewer, Dressmaker, Seamstress, Tailor,



What they do:
Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.
On the job, you would:
  • Measure parts, such as sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines.
  • Remove stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades.
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Accounting software
  • Bookkeeping software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$31,520
$20,870
$54,740

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What they do:
Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.

On the job, you would:
  • Measure parts, such as sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines.
  • Remove stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades.
  • Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • put together small parts with your fingers
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • communicate by speaking

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Cooperation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Achievement/Effort

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
  • Google Docs
  • Microsoft Word
Accounting software
  • Bookkeeping software

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
  • no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$31,520
$20,870
$54,740

EXPLORE MORE