Job description Garment Repair Seamstress near Vancouver (BC)

Find out what work is like for a garment repair seamstress in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners (NOC 64200).

Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners


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 unit group also includes alterationists who fit, alter and repair garments. They are employed by clothing retailers, clothing alteration shops, dry cleaners and garment manufacturing companies or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Tailors, dressmakers and alterationists
  • Make made-to-measure garments, such as suits and coats according to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications and fit
  • Design, select and/or modify commercial patterns to customers' and clothing manufacturers' specifications
  • Mark, cut and sew fabric
  • Fit, alter and repair garments according to customers' requests by hand or using sewing machines.
  • Furriers
  • Make, alter, restyle and repair natural fur garments and accessories.
  • Milliners
  • Design, lay out, cut, sew and press fabric, leather and other materials into hats and related accessories.

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 64200), and a list of similar occupations:

  • alterations dressmaker
  • custom furrier
  • custom tailor
  • furrier
  • garment alterationist
  • milliner
  • seamstress
  • tailor

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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