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Tailors and Dressmakers

Overview

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 19,980 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Artistic

Hands On

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Shop Owner or Fashion Designer

Tailor/Dressmaker

Sewer or Alterer

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