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Tailors and Dressmakers

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About this career

£20,436

Median salary

New workers start around £8,924.04. Normal pay is £20,436 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £30,068.02.
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Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Makes alterations to finished garments according to customer’s requirements.
  • 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’s measurements and discusses required style and material.

Skills

Job postings

Learning Strategies
58
Critical Thinking
57
Active Learning
53
Reading Comprehension
48
Writing
48
Active Listening
45
Monitoring
45
Mathematics
44
Speaking
44
Science
15