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Nathalie Thompson, CPRW, CEIP
(703) 431-5530
24158 Dark Hollow Circle
Aldie, VA
 
Postal Mail Handlers National
(703) 430-2796
22520 Randolph Dr
Sterling, VA
 
International Association Of Machinests
(703) 661-6838
23950 Wind Sock Dr
Sterling, VA
 
Mail Handlers Union Local 305- Npomh
(703) 406-2715
44715 Prentice Dr
Sterling, VA
 
Coastal Health & Services Inc
(703) 433-2710
14 Pidgeon Hill Dr
Sterling, VA
 
Resumes By Terri
(703) 568-9136
22721 Settlers Trail Ter
Ashburn, VA
 
Condustrial Inc
(703) 639-1052
45240 Business Ct Ste 140
Sterling, VA
 
C-Two Portfolio Inc
(703) 444-0096
21000 Atlantic Blvd Ste 400
Sterling, VA
 
Professional Computer Placement Inc
(703) 481-6950
22648 Glenn Dr
Sterling, VA
 
Servsolid Inc
(703) 822-4452
21054 Gladstone Dr
Sterling, VA
 

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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