Designs, makes, alters, repairs, or fits garments.
This career is part of the Human Services cluster Personal Care Services pathway.
A person in this career:
- Fits and studies garments on customers to determine required alterations.
- Sews garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
- Measures parts such as sleeves or pant legs, and marks or pin-folds alteration lines.
- Takes up or lets down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts such as sleeves.
- Lets out or takes in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
- Assembles garment parts and joins parts with basting stitches, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
- Removes stitches from garments to be altered, using rippers or razor blades.
- Records required alterations and instructions on tags, and attaches them to garments.
- Examines tags on garments to determine alterations that are needed.
- Fits, alters, repairs, and makes made-to-measure clothing, according to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit, and applying principles of garment design, construction, and styling.
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