Tailors, Dressmakers, and Custom Sewers

Top 3 dressmaker Jobs

  • Wound Care Tech - Burn Dressing Team - Flexi (886) - UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.) - Birmingham, AL

    To assist with burn dressing care for patients in the hospital and ambulatory setting with burns and complex wounds. To cleanse wounds, apply enzymatic debridement and biological and synthetic ...

  • Caregiver - Korean Women's Association - Bainbridge Island, WA

    Dressing : Assistance with dressing and undressing. Includes supervising the client when he/she can dress and undress when guided, assisting with difficult tasks such as tying shoes and buttoning, and ...

  • Wig Assistant - Denver Center for the Performing Arts - Denver, CO

    Dressing all female, male and non-binary actors in the production as assigned by the Wardrobe Supervisor. * Assist with preshow load-in and strike. * Maintain a clean and safe workspace in all areas ...

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What They Do

Design, make, alter, repair, or fit garments.


Tailor, dressmaker, and custom sewer Salaries

  • 2020 employment: 42,000
  • May 2021 median annual wage: $31,420

Job Outlook for Tailors, dressmakers, and custom sewers

Projected employment change, 2020-30:

  • Number of new jobs: -3,100
  • Growth rate: -7 percent (Decline)

How to Become a Tailor, dressmaker, or custom sewer

Education and training:

  • Typical entry-level education: No formal educational credential
  • Work experience in a related occupation: None
  • Typical on-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

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