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Designer (Garment)

Aliases: Pattern Maker (Garments), Outfitter, Tailor, Garment Maker, Garment Designer

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Designer (Garment) is expected to perform include:

  • Developing, designing and making pattern for new styles
  • Studying existing styles
  • Developing new ideas and drawing out full scale drawing of garments on paper
  • Marking and cutting out paper patterns of different parts of garments
  • Getting cloth cut according to paper patterns
  • Getting sample garment stitched as required
  • Trying garment on model and making changes in pattern, if necessary
  • Making specifications and supervising production
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is a desk job
  • May need to handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of the job role 
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week for 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
  • Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL), Both Leg (BL), Muscular Weakness (MW) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This may vary from organization to organization​

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, Bachelor's Degree

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Well-versed with creating/visualizing an idea and producing a design by hand or using Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
  • Knowledge of sourcing, selecting and buying fabrics
  • Understanding how to negotiate with customers and suppliers
  • Ability to select fabrics, embellishments, colours or style for each garment or accessory
  • Knowledge of current market trends
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Eye for details
  • Artistic
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Creative thinking
  • Dexterity of hands
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Designer (Garment) → Chief Designer → Design Department Head→ Creative Director

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience - Rs 25,000 to Rs 37,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 5 to 10 years of experience is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Fashion boutique, textile and garment manufacturing companies 
  • Apparel companies, retailers, theatre or dance companies
  • Local garment design firms 
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Outfitter
  • Tailor
  • Garment Maker
  • Clothing Designer
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157532.0100Designer (Garment)
ISCO 20087532Garment and Related Pattern Makers and Cutters
NIC 200814105; 14101Custom tailoring; Manufacture of all types of textile garments and clothing accessories
QP ReferenceNot applicableNot applicable
NSQFNot applicableNot applicable
REFERENCES 
1

National Classification of Occupations Division 7

2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3

http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/immediately-wanted-garment-designer-for-garment-factory-tiruppur-jobs-in-coimbatore-for-fresh-mindz-management-435850.htm

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