Dressmaker Jobs in United States
A Dressmaker is required to make women's clothing, such as dresses, coats, and suits, according to pattern and measurements. A Dressmaker discusses type of materials, patterns, or styles with the customer.

A Dressmaker measures the customer to determine modifications needed for the custom fitting, using a tape measure, positions and pins pattern sections, such as collar, sleeve, or waist, on fabric, according to the measurements.

A Dressmaker cuts the fabric following the pattern edge, pins or tacs together fabric parts in preparation for final sewing. A Dressmaker sews the garment together either by hand or a single-needle sewing machine.

A Dressmaker presses the finished garment, using hand iron, to smooth seams and remove wrinkles ready for the customer. A Dressmaker has the knowledge and skills to draft a standard pattern according to measurements of customer and adapt pattern to obtain specified style.

Dressmaker jobs require a good understanding of garment design, construction, styling and fabric. Dressmakers also need extensive knowledge of sewing techniques and dress construction methods.

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