|Profession||Skills Required||Duties Performed|
|Fashion Tailor and Dressmaker
- Speaking: Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Operation and Control: Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
- Critical Thinking: Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
- Estimate how much a garment will cost to make, based on factors such as time and material requirements.
- Sew garments, using needles and thread or sewing machines.
- Let out or take in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
- Operations Analysis: Analyzing needs and product requirements to create a design.
- Installation: Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
- Systems Evaluation: Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
- Mark samples and finished patterns with information such as garment size, section, style, identification, and sewing instructions.
- Test patterns by making and fitting sample garments.
- Determine the best layout of pattern pieces to minimize waste of material, and mark fabric accordingly.
- Mathematics: Using mathematics to solve problems.
- Time Management: Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Active Learning: Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings or fashion shows.
- Attend fashion shows and review garment magazines and manuals in order to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences.
- Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.