Tailors and Dressmakers

Tailors and dressmakers cut, sew, mend, and alter clothing. Typically, tailors work only with menswear, such as suits, jackets, and coats, while dressmakers work with women's clothing, including dresses, blouses, suits, evening wear, wedding and bridesmaids gowns, and sportswear. Tailors and dressmakers are employed in dressmaking and custom-tailor shops, department stores, and garment factories; others are self-employed. Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers hold about 54,600 jobs in the United States.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Primarily Indoors
Education and Training
  • High School Diploma
Related School Subjects
  • Art
  • Family and Consumer Science
  • Mathematics
Skills
  • Drawing/Design
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Artistic
  • Hands On
  • Outgoing
Licensure/Certification None