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Tailors and Dressmakers

Tailors and dressmakers prepare patterns and make, fit and alter tailored garments, dresses and other articles of clothing.

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About this Career

£19,769

Average salary

New workers start around £9,375.00. Normal pay is £19,769 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £30,239.66.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Makes alterations to finished garments according to customer.
  • Shapes garment by pressing seams, pleats, etc..
  • Sews garment parts together by hand or machine, makes buttonholes and sews on fasteners and trimmings.
  • Pins/tacks and fits garment on customer or dummy model and makes any necessary alterations.
  • Arranges pattern on correct grain of fabric, marks position and cuts out garment parts with hand shears, electric knife or cutting machine.
  • Examines fabrics or skins for flaws and prepares materials for cutting.
  • Prepares individual or adapts stock pattern.
  • Takes customer.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Skills

Job postings

Learning Strategies
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Critical Thinking
57
Active Learning
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Reading Comprehension
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Writing
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Monitoring
45
Active Listening
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Mathematics
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Speaking
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Science
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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