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Anchorage Job Center Midtown
(907) 269-4759
3301 Eagle Street, Suite 101
Anchorage, AK
 
A C C F T Local 2404
(907) 562-2660
3211 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
Alaska Public Employees Association/A F T
(907) 586-2334
211 4th St Ste 306
Juneau, AK
 
Mike Denbleyker/ Herbalife
(907) 745-6257
PO Box 1622
Palmer, AK

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Anchorage Gambell Job Center
(907) 269-6414
400 Gambell Street
Anchorage, AK
 
Anchorage Job Center Muldoon
(907) 269-0000
1251 Muldoon Rd., Suite 114
Anchorage, AK
 
Eagle River Job Center
(907) 696-6832
11723 Old Glenn Hwy., B-4
Eagle River, AK
 
Nome Job Center
(907) 443-2626
214 E. Front St., Suite 130
Nome, AK
 
Tok Job Center
(907) 883-5629
State Office Building, Mile Post 1314
Tok, AK
 
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Tailor / Sewer / Dressmaker

How to become a Tailor / Sewer / Dressmaker

Throughout history, tailors, sewers and dressmakers have always been important, serving both the elite and the backbone of society (the general populace). Some of the most famous dressmakers worked for Marie Antoinette, and some of the most famous tailors dressed King Henry VIII (in his younger years, he was considered progressive in the world of fashion). Tailors', sewers' and dressmakers' positions within the general public helped to fuel both the industrial revolution and changes to labor laws both in Europe and the United States. Today, many who had beginnings as tailors, sewers and dressmakers are world-renowned designers who drive the forces of fashion.

So how does one go about becoming a tailor, sewer or dressmaker? Most jobs require at least a high school diploma, GED or equivalent. From there, those wishing to pursue this field should attend a post-secondary vocational school where they will learn the technological and methodological processes involved within these professions.

After completing one's education, he or she must either train on the job, or complete an apprenticeship, which usually lasts for a duration of two years.

What does a Tailor do?

There is a clear distinction between the job duties of those manufacturing clothing for large scale retailers and those who are considered "apparel workers." The former requires a lot of mechanical work, and typically mirrors those operating within the manufacturing industry.

Apparel workers might work in a myriad of settings, anything from a private boutique, to an alterations business (sometimes even associated with dry cleaners), to large scale factories. Apparel workers typically cut fabric, sew, or design and alter custom clothing. Alterations can also include garment repair.

Within the realm of clothing repair and alteration, there are a variety of opportunities. There are boutiques that do nothing other than alter and repair wedding gowns and tuxedos. Other alterations specialists might work in a more generic capacity, completing tasks varying in difficulty, anything from hemming a pair of pants to taking in a dress.

Because of the variety of opportunities within this field, once trained, a tailor, sewer or dressmaker can easily take on additional endeavors or, if working generically, decide to specialize.

What skills or qualities do I need to become a Tailor?

Depending on your position within these fields, you will need either a combination or all of the following skills: good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, physical and mental stamina, knowledge of computer basics and interpersonal skills.

Without good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity, sewing and cutting results could be disastrous. Similarly, if you're hemming pants and hem the cuff so that it ends up being uneven, your customer isn't likely to be pleased. If you're working on machines, a lack of good hand-eye coordination and ma...

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