Clothing Trades Workers

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Clothing Trades Workers

Clothing Trades Workers prepare and cut garment patterns and fabric, and make and repair garments.

Fun facts

  • Decline Future Growth
  • 1132 Weekly Pay Before Tax
  • 51% full-time Full-Time Share
  • 80% female Gender Share


There are many tasks done by clothing trades workers. A few are listed below:

  • conferring with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • interpreting designs, sketches and samples to determine pattern specifications
  • cutting out master patterns
  • laying up and cutting fabric
  • pinning, basting and draping garment parts
  • sewing garments
  • fitting basted garments on customers and marking areas requiring alteration
  • sewing buttonholes, and sewing on buttons, hooks, eyes and press fasteners to finish garments
  • pressing and finishing work

Specific occupations

  • Apparel Cutter
  • Clothing Patternmaker
  • Dressmaker or Tailor
  • Clothing Trades Worker
  • Milliner
  • Pattern Grader (Clothing)
  • Patternmaker-Grader
  • Costume Maker
  • Wardrobe Assistant
  • Wardrobe Coordinator