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Dress Maker

Aliases: Outfitter, Tailor, Garment Maker

Industry/Sector(s): Apparel


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks a Dress Maker is expected to perform include:  

  • Stitching together parts of women's garments
  • Stitching together parts by hand and/or machine   
  • Inserting inner lining material
  • Undertaking embroidery work, button hole making, etc.   
  • Attaching lining, lace, buttons, etc.
  • Carrying out alteration as directed   
  • Pressing garments and supervising work of hand sewers
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, higher secondary

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Well-versed with different types of patterns and designs for females
  • Understanding dress design and construction
  • Efficient in removing stitches from garments to be altered using rippers or razor blades
  • Ability to estimate garment cost
  • Well-versed with taking measurements for different patterns
  • Proficiency in operating sewing machine
  • Knowledge of sewing techniques
  • Well-versed with cutting and trimming of garments
  • Basic knowledge of latest trends in dress designs
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Eye for detail
  • Artistic
  • Good aesthetic sense
  • Creative thinking
  • Dexterity of hands
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Schools across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/​
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

For further guidance, contact your nearest Common Service Centre or Contact NCS Call Centre (Toll Free Number: 1800-425-1514)

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 1

Sewer, Hand → Dress Maker → Master Cutter → Designer → Fashion Designer

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • For candidates with experience -Rs 16,000 to Rs 25,000 per month

These figures are indicative and subject to change

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Generally, 5 years of experience in dress making is required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Fashion boutiques, textile and garment companies 
  • Local dress designers 
  • Self-employed
KEYWORDS 
  • Outfitter
  • Tailor
  • Garment Maker
  • Couturier
  • Costumier
  • Clothier
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157531.0200Dress Maker
ISCO 20087531Tailors, Dress Makers, Furriers and Hatters
NIC 200814105Custom tailoring
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
3http://www.placementindia.com/job-detail/tailors-jobs-in-kochi-for-luminos-couture-414700.htm
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