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Huntington WORKFORCE West Virginia Career Center
(304) 528-5525
2699 Park Ave. Suite 240
Huntington, WV
 
Catlettsburg Public Library
(606) 739-8332
2704 Louisa Street
Catlettsburg, KY
 
Ashland Community & Technical College
(606) 329-2999
1400 College Dr
Ashland, KY
 
Ironworkers Local Union 769
(606) 324-0415
2151 Greenup Ave
Ashland, KY
 
Communications Workers Of America Local 3371
(606) 928-6451
5520 Hicks Rd
Ashland, KY
 
Career Technology Center
(304) 528-5172
1035 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV
 
Manpower Temporary Services
(606) 324-2155
300 14th St
Ashland, KY
 
Ashland One Stop Center
(606) 920-2024
1844 Carter Avenue
Ashland, KY
 
United Steel Workers Local 8-00
(606) 928-6348
409 Us Route 60 W
Ashland, KY
 
Boyd Co Career & Tech Educ Ctr Voc Sch
(606) 928-7120
12300 Midland Trail Rd
Ashland, KY
 

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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