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Tailors and Dressmakers

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Take sewing classes at school. Also, check with the local park district or fabric and craft stores—they often offer lessons year-round. Find summer or part-time employment at a local tailor shop. This will give you valuable work experience. Contact schools regarding their programs in fashion design. If their course descriptions sound interesting, take a class or two. You can also create and sew your own designs or offer mending and alteration services to  family and friends. Finally, visit department stores, clothing specialty stores, and tailor's shops to observe workers involved in this field.

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