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Career Details :: Custom Tailors
Design/make tailored garments, applying knowledge of garment design, construction, styling, and fabrics.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Draws individual pattern or alters existing pattern to fit customer's measurements.
- Presses garment, using hand iron or pressing machine.
- Measures customer for size, using tape measure, and records measurements.
- Alters garment and joins parts, using needle and thread or sewing machine, to form finished garment.
- Confers with customer to determine type of material and garment style desired.
- Develops design for garment, adapts existing design for garment, or copies existing design for garment.
- Assembles garment parts and joins parts with basting stitches, using needle and thread or sewing machine.
- Sews buttons and buttonholes to finish garment.
- Fits basted garment on customer and marks areas requiring alterations.
- Positions pattern of garment parts on fabric, and cuts fabric along outlines, using scissors.
- Costume Attendants
- Exhibit Designers
- Floral Designers
- Interior Designers
- Medical Appliance Technicians
- Shop and Alteration Tailors
General Work Activities
- Handling and Moving Objects
- Thinking Creatively
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Performing for/Working With Public
Frequent Work Context
- Provide a Service to Others
- Importance of Being Exact or Accurate
- Importance of Being Sure All Is Done
- Objective or Subjective Information