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Job Description: 

Tailors, dressmakers, fabricate, fit, alter and repair tailored or hand-made clothing. They produce made-to-measure clothing such as suits, overcoats, and dresses from textile fabrics, and other material, according to customers? and clothing manufacturers? specifications.


Tasks include:

  • making overcoats, suits, skirts, shirts, blouses, lingerie, corsetry and similar garments often to clients' individual requirements
  • selecting textile fabrics, leather or fur pelts matching the desired size, colour, texture, and quality of the garment; cutting to shape them to garment pattern and arranging them on pattern according to the design of the garment
  • making garment style changes, such as tapering trouser legs, narrowing lapels, and adding or removing padding
  • selecting and modifying commercial patterns to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit
  • fitting, altering and repairing tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments according to customers' requests
  • making and caring for costumes used in theatrical, television and motion picture productions
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Gown maker
Tailor (made-to-measure garment)

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Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore