Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

National Occupation Code (NOC): 6342

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 for Tailors, dressmakers, furriers and milliners

Work may be performed in a variety of settings: some work in large workrooms or factories, and others work within retail stores or in smaller shops with only a few co-workers. Those who are self-employed may work alone in a small shop or in a home workshop. Care must be taken to avoid injury from machinery or airborne particles. Workers may experience back, neck, and eye strain.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Alterations Dressmaker
  • Alterations Seamstress
  • Custom Fur Joiner
  • Custom Furrier
  • Custom Tailor
  • Dressmaker
  • Fur Remodeller
  • Fur Repair Estimator
  • Fur Repairman/woman
  • Fur Tailor
  • Furrier
  • Garment Alterationist
  • Garment Fitter
  • Garment Repair Seamstress
  • Garment Sample Maker
  • Made-to-measure Garment Tailor
  • Master Tailor
  • Men's Garment Alterations Tailor
  • Milliner
  • Millinery Maker
  • Ready-to-wear Garment Tailor
  • Seamstress
  • Shop Tailor
  • Tailor
  • Tailor Supervisor
  • Women's Garment Alterations Seamstress
  • Women's Garment Custom Seamstress
  • Women's Hat Maker - Milliner
  • Alterations Dressmaker
  • Custom Furrier
  • Custom Tailor
  • Furrier
  • Garment Alterationist
  • Milliner
  • Seamstress
  • Tailor