1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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4941-15 Dressmaker

Makes women's garments such as dresses, coats and suits.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • confers with customers to determine material, styles and designs of garments
  • takes measurements
  • drafts or modifies patterns
  • positions and pins patterns to fabric and cuts fabric
  • pins or bastes fabric parts
  • fits basted garments on customers and marks areas requiring alteration
  • sews fabric parts together using sewing machines and presses seams
  • sews felling stitches in hems of garments to conceal threads
  • sews buttonholes, and sews on buttons, hooks and eyes or press fasteners to finish garments
  • may make garments according to pictures provided by customers

Apparel Sample Hand

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