Tailors, dressmakers and furriers make, alter and repair tailored clothing, dresses, coats and other made-to-measure garments. Milliners make, alter and repair hats. This occupational group also includes alterationists, who fit, alter and repair garments.
People in this occupation:
- work for clothing retailers, clothing alteration shops, dry cleaners and garment manufacturing companies or they may be self-employed
- should be creative and enjoy careful, precise work
- should have the ability to work independently, as well as good interpersonal skills to work with clients