|Profession||Skills Required||Duties Performed|
|Fashion Tailor and Dressmaker
- Active Listening: Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Social Perceptiveness: Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
- Troubleshooting: Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Let out or take in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
- Measure parts such as sleeves or pant legs, and mark or pin-fold alteration lines.
- Assemble garment parts and join parts with basting stitches, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
- Judgment and Decision Making: Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
- Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Confer with sales and management executives or with clients in order to discuss design ideas.
- Develop a group of products and/or accessories, and market them through venues such as boutiques or mail-order catalogs.
- Test fabrics or oversee testing so that garment care labels can be created.
- Monitoring: Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Instructing: Teaching others how to do something.
- Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Examine sketches, sample articles, and design specifications to determine quantities, shapes, and sizes of pattern parts, and to determine the amount of material or fabric required to make a product.
- Position and cut out master or sample patterns, using scissors and knives, or print out copies of patterns, using computers.
- Discuss design specifications with designers, and convert their original models of garments into patterns of separate parts that can be laid out on a length of fabric.