Career outlook for tailor
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would create custom-made (bespoke) clothing for men and women.
You may make the whole garment, or work in a team where each member has a specialism.
When making a new item of clothing for a client, you would:
- Take measurements and agree a style and fabric
- Work out how much it will cost and how long it will take to make
- Create a design, either by hand or using computer software
- Create a new pattern or adapt an existing one
- Make a mock-up garment using cheap fabrics, fit it and make any changes
- Cut out fabric pieces
- Fit the garment again and make any final adjustments
- Stitch the garment together, often using hand stitching
Clients could also come to you for changes and repairs to clothing bought elsewhere.
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- Attention to detail
- Implementing ideas
- Taking initiative
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